Fashion accessories are never the first thought that comes to mind when mentioning a sports event, with the exception of the annual Kentucky Derby held last Saturday.
So, although this year’s derby race broke a record number in attendees and had an unexpected winner, our eyes were fixed on the wide display of hats and fascinators worn for the occasion.
Here are a few of our favorite trends in hats that topped our lists this year:
Floral Hats- This year’s hat memo seemed to include the idea of “bigger is always better” when it comes to these oversized flower toppers. From a single daisy piece to an entire floral bouquet, these hats brought springtime fun to the derby crowd.
Wide Brim- The classic and timeless wide brim hat always makes an appearance on every Southern Belle. This simple and chic style echoes the memorable and fashionable Ascot scene of My Fair Lady.
Royal Blue- This bright royal blue color is the standout color of this year’s race. Possibly taking a cue from the British royals, elegant fascinators and feathered hats were all given a royal blue touch.
Which hat trend fits your derby style?