Today we’re kicking off day #2 of Derby Days on LWW and we’re talking about the single, most important piece to the Derby wardrobe puzzle. You know what I’m talking about… THE HAT! Whether you’re a fascinator girl or a traditional hat girl, the rule for “how to wear” stays the same: GO BIG OR GOR HOME.
If you’re a little late in the game and still need the perfect hat for your dress, do NOT worry. Today I want to take a chance to encourage all of my KY folks to shop local. I’ve found 3 amazing Kentucky designers that you should definitely try before hitting the department stores. Information for each designer is listed below with their photographs.
KENZIE KAPP — SHOP NOW!
Kenzie Kapp of Louisville, KY launched Kenzie Kapp, LLC. in 2008 and has been turning heads ever since. No really, her stuff is GORGEOUS! A customized-hat designed by Kenzie will be sure to enhance any look for a special occasion, like the Derby.
FASHION AT THE RACES — SHOP NOW!
I met the fabulous faces behind Fashion at the Races this time last year, and they haven’t stopped amazing me since with their eye for style. Their one-stop-site has it all when it comes to the world of racing and Derby fashion. This year you can shop several, fabulous designs from a number of talented milliners (Amuse being one of them).
HEADCANDI — SHOP NOW!
Founded in 2003 by designer Britni Lynn Knable, hEADcANDi specializes in hand crafted fashion forward hats, fascinators, and accessories for the races. I found Britni through a fashion blog I read daily (Atlantic Pacific). Her designs are simply stunning, affordable, and one-of-a-kind. I highly recommend Britni for your Derby and wedding accessories.