In preparation for the first Saturday in May, lets talk hats! The Kentucky Derby isn’t only about horses and gambling but also about fashion. I recently caught up with a good friend and hat designer, Satya Twena, to get pointers on Derby-Style. She suggested to always pick your hat first, then your dress.
This is a great tip since when it comes to derby-style the hat is the headliner act, so treat it that way. It’s easier to pick a hat to go with a dress than vice versa and don’t limit yourself to hats, feel free to wear a fascinator. One other tip when prepping for the big race is to not match your hat to your outfit, a little color blocking can be perfect to help your hat to stand out.
I considered her suggestions and took to the streets to find great head pieces that’ll easily translate to everyday wear. Let’s be practical, obviously we’ll want to wear our hats on those hot summer days.
To view my finds head over to Pattern Pulp and take a look!