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With the Donn Handicap just days away, finding the right ensemble to wear can be just as challenging as handicapping which horse will win the Grade 1 race.

When I think of Gulfstream Park, I not only of great Thoroughbred racing but I also think of the fashion and lifestyle that exists in South Florida. Miami is known for its white sands, humid climate, latin-inspired architecture and its saucy social scene.

Bright hues and bold prints are must haves for creating the perfect look for the ladies. For men, keep it natural! Casual, yet stylish is always the way to go in Miami. Take a look at these two looks I've put together for some inspiration when going through your closet.

For the Modern Miami Miss: With the graphic power of color-blocking and timeless trend of animalistic print in this maxi dress, you are sure to make a statement at Gulfstream Park! Accessories are the key in order to complete this look. The oversized clutch with bright yellow trim is the perfect accent piece to the dress, and the big, floppy hat is not only track appropriate, but great for the beach as well. This outfit can easily transition from a day at the races to a night out on the town!

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Want this look? Here's where to find it! Ana Colorblock Maxi Dress, $50 www.2bstores.com; Merona Floppy Hat, $15 www.target.com; Kate Spade New York French Wire Earrings, $68 www.couture.zappos.com; Sole Society Stretch Bracelet Set, $25 www.solesociety.com; Jane Norman Neon Panel Clutch, $18 www.janenorman.co.uk; Black Patent Single Strap Heels, $22 www.lulus.com

For the Modern Miami Man: You “Will Take Charge” with this effortless, yet stylish look that evokes the true essence of Miami style. The natural color scheme creates a simplicity, but it’s all about the details. From the thin weaves in the fedora to the sharkskin trim in the dress pant, you will be comfortable as you watch the horses cross the finish line. And of course, you can't be caught in Miami without your Aviators!

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Want this look? Here's where to find it! Polo Ralph Lauren Button Down Dress Shirt, $45 www.poloonlineoutlet.com; Tommy Hilfiger Sharkskin Trim Fit Pant, $150 www.macys.com; Sperry's Wave Driver Convertable Leather Loafer, $90 www.sperrytopsider.com; Ted Baker Stainless Steel Leather Watch, $148 www.amazon.com; Tommy Bahama Buri Braid Fedora, $78 www.shop.nordstrom.com

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Ciara Austin

Austin developed a love of Thoroughbred racing as an undergraduate at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Nicknamed “Ciaratoga”, Austin is known within the Saratoga community for her social engagement and marketing ability.

She is the author of a blog that focuses on the social scene in Saratoga Springs.

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Ciara Austin

Austin developed a love of Thoroughbred racing as an undergraduate at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Nicknamed “Ciaratoga”, Austin is known within the Saratoga community for her social engagement and marketing ability.

She is the author of a blog that focuses on the social scene in Saratoga Springs.

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