It’s the most exciting time of the year in Louisville––Derby Season! Our Blades Stylists came together to give you their best advice for looking fabulous on the First Saturday in May!
1. Wear Your Hat: If you’re a fan of big hats, make sure you’re not letting your hat wear you by balancing your millinery with gorgeous hair! If you’re wearing a large hat, you want more of your hair to show, so big curls are great option.
An added benefit of wearing large, dynamic curls is that they can be pulled back for evening. Just tease your hair at the crown and pull it into a high ponytail. Your curls will still look fantastic without compromising elegance.
Not ready to rock big hair on the big day? That’s OK too! Try a sleek side bun––just make sure your look is balanced!
2. Fascinate Them: Fascinators are one of millinery’s biggest trends right now. These small, intricately designed hats offer the sophisticated of the traditional Derby attire without the hassle of managing a large headpiece all day.
Start with the fascinator itself, then develop a style that will complement the piece. For example, if you have swooping feathers on the left side of your fascinator, you’ll want your hair to go to the right.
Looking for style inspiration? Kate Middleton, Duchess of York, wears fascinators regularly and always looks fantastic!
3. Ditch the Hat: There’s no law that says you absolutely have to wear a hat for Derby Day, especially if you’re not attending the race in person.
Headed to garden party or cookout to celebrate the big day? It’s hard to go wrong with beachy waves like Amber showed us in her video tutorial. Pin back the sides for a little added visual interest, or let them flow around your shoulders for the ideal springtime effect.
Need help perfecting your Derby Style? Call us at (502) 893-0431 to schedule an appointment with one of our expert stylists!