Derby Fashion Deals

Did you an eleventh hour invite to a Kentucky Derby party, or did you just wait until the last minute to shop? Just because we live in the Washington, DC area doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate like those lucky chaps at Churchill Downs. Not sure what to wear? No worries, we’ll help you race to the stores to get your Kentucky Derby fashions in time.

The good news is anything goes – pastel suits, bold separates, fancy hats and accessories – you name it – it works!  Because let’s face it, as us Southerners know, this isn’t just a major sporting event – it’s also a major fashion event. We did a little looking around and found many deals for a fun day at the tracks.

Macy’s is having a great sale right now in women’s clothing – up to 65% off some of their top brands such as INC, Ellen Tracy and Style & Co. They also have beautiful Derby hats – so you could saddle up to the mall and get all your shopping done in one place! We like the Nine West Super Floppy Hat with red flower which is on sale for $32.99 and the stylish August Ruby Downbrim Church Hat is also on sale for $65.99.

Nine West Hat, Super Floppy with FlowerAugust Hat, Ruby Downbrim Church Hat

Or trot on over to the Loft – where you can’t go wrong for a dress. They also have a lot of basic styles that you can embellish with bold scarfs or necklaces. We picked out a couple below (the Waved Print Cap Sleeved dress for $69.50 or the Ruched Waist Sleeveless dress for $49.50) that would be perfect to accessorize.

Speaking of accessorizes, we found the best deal in the metro area! The Top It Off outlet store in Alexandria, Virginia has Equestrian scarfs on sale this weekend. These Palomino scarfs regularly retail for $35, but you can buy them for $5 right now!

So get a horse in the race and get your derby deals now. Then you can decide whether you’re rooting for Revolutionary or Goldencents and unwind at this mane event with a cool Mint Julep – whether you’re in someone’s living room or at Churchill Downs.