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Only a few days remain until the final weekend of marquee Kentucky Derby prep races. One of these preps, the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes, is held at gorgeous Keeneland Course in the heart of the bluegrass in Lexington, Ky.

If you have never been to Keeneland, you may be surprised to know that there is a distinct style there, or what they call "Keeneland Style" - otherwise known as preppy, preppy ... and more preppy! Think Martha's Vineyard, Lilly Pulitzer, and Ralph Lauren - girls in pineapple print dresses with a pearl necklace, and the guys in bright yellow pants with a navy jacket and pink bowtie.

Briana Group Inside

However, Bluegrass Stakes day is a bit dressier than your usual frat prep. Women adorn themselves in beautiful hats, high heels, and sometimes a diamond or two to show off. Many of the men lose their navy coat and opt more for a suit (which they should).

So what should you wear? Think more “classic” than preppy, and more Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) than Charlotte. (“Sex in the City” reference ... there's only one I promise).

Briana Inside Carrieand Charlotte

Push the prep to the curb this day and step up your game. We are looking more for couture “hatinators” than small fascinators or huge Derby hats. Heels are expected but leave the cork wedges at home.

As always with Keeneland - and every other track - no nightclub dresses. If you can't touch your toes (with heels) safely, than it’s too short. No more than 2 inches above the knee is the safest measurement we can give you.

Usually, this is a day that you could come in a black dress and dress it up with color but since Spring has taken so long to actually sprung, we say go more for color with black accents than the other way around. 

Since Keeneland is such a classic and preppy track, no sleeveless or spaghetti strap dresses. Go more for wide straps, a cap sleeve, or three-quarter length even.

Accessories are a must have at this track. Big statement necklaces, cocktail rings, and bracelets have you looking like you belong.

Briana Inside Necklaces

We want to see the guys in well-fitted suits with much attention to detail, pocket squares can be colorful and folded in fun designs, suit ties can have a great bold print on them and leave the white shirt at home. Pick a spring color and possibly a gingham or striped pattern. See http://fashionattheraces.com/suitable-suits/ for some great color tips, pocket square ideas and more.

Briana Men Gigham

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Fashion at the Races, LLC.

Fashion at the Races was formed by Briana Mott and Grant Davies with the one mission of improving the image of the American Racing industry. After looking around the world at the different countries that have thriving industries, it was decided that they needed to bring a whole new generation to the track to enjoy its magic. Through a mixture of Fashion and Racing, Fashion at the Races hopes to educate people about the wonderful social side that exists on the racedays along with the amazing animals on the track. With the Fashions on the Field event leading the assault, we hope to entice people to come to the track to see something new, to experience a fun day and to fall in love with the amazing place that is the races!

Brianna Head

Along with Aussie counterpart, Grant Davies, Briana represents Fashion at the Races, a company that showcases the fabulous fashion at the horse races.

Through a mixture of fashion and racing, FATR works to educate people about the wonderful social side that exisits on the racedays along with the amazing animals on the track.

Besides, why should the horses get all the attention? ;)

Image Description

Fashion at the Races, LLC.

Fashion at the Races was formed by Briana Mott and Grant Davies with the one mission of improving the image of the American Racing industry. After looking around the world at the different countries that have thriving industries, it was decided that they needed to bring a whole new generation to the track to enjoy its magic. Through a mixture of Fashion and Racing, Fashion at the Races hopes to educate people about the wonderful social side that exists on the racedays along with the amazing animals on the track. With the Fashions on the Field event leading the assault, we hope to entice people to come to the track to see something new, to experience a fun day and to fall in love with the amazing place that is the races!

Brianna Head

Along with Aussie counterpart, Grant Davies, Briana represents Fashion at the Races, a company that showcases the fabulous fashion at the horse races.

Through a mixture of fashion and racing, FATR works to educate people about the wonderful social side that exisits on the racedays along with the amazing animals on the track.

Besides, why should the horses get all the attention? ;)

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