There are only 13 days left until the 87th running of the world famous Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase race in Middleburg, Virginia. Half of Washington will be headed down for a day of sipping mint juleps, watching horses and hanging with friends. Of course the best part about the day is donning some of spring’s best trends and an impressive hat for the occasion. I, along with two other fashion insiders in Washington, DC will be judging the annual hat contest, which also means I need to be on the hunt for a big hat to compliment my dress. So what will you be wearing?
If you are like me, a dress is on the menu, as well as comfortable shoes since most of the guests will be standing on grass. I’ve put together a few outfits with punches of color, feminine and flattering for different shapes. Remember to keep jewelry to a minimum if you will be wearing a statement hat. Your hat should complement your dress, not detract from it. Don’t be afraid to push the envelope a bit by wearing a skirt and a top. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or leave a comment below.