Take Notice Dress (wearing size small)
Something with 3/4 or full length sleeves is ideal for this time of year. Bright colored fabric and bold patterns are always acceptable in the South. I love how the bottom of the dress almost looks like a Kentucky horse fence!
Leather Riding Boots To make your outfit more formal/feminine, wear a pair of riding boots with a heel. These are from last year, but here is a similar pair I love.
Caramel Leather Clutch from J. Crew – add your monogram for $10 extra! (25% off with code SHOPFALL) – practical, room-y, and easy to carry. This frees up your other hand for carrying your mint julep or Keeneland breeze around 🙂
A braided leather belt to define your waist and compliment your other leather accessories. (Petite tip: this dress was a little big on me, so the belt around the waist made it look WAY more flattering)
Statement earrings for a metallic accent and to tie in the purple from the dress. [Click here to see where I find a lot of my favorite earrings]. And it doesn’t hurt to match your lipstick to the dress 🙂
Deep Blue Dress (Wearing size small)
Suede Taupe Boots – suede + chunky heels are trending right now. [see this year’s version of these boots]
Statement Gold Drop Earrings – Lisi Lerch Holly Earrings
My favorite picks for riding boots
We’re exactly one week away from opening day, what will you be wearing??All photos by Lauren Alexandra Photography