For many fans the Kentucky Derby is as much about the fashions as it is about the race. The Derby Day crowd at Churchill Downs is perhaps the best-dressed group in all of sports, and it has a very strict set of do’s and don’ts. For instance:
- Do wear a spring dress and an outrageous picture hat, ladies.
- Don’t wear stilettos trackside, even if your outfit calls for them.
- Do accessorize with a piece of equestrian jewelry…a highly collectible style you can enjoy on Derby Day and all year ‘round.
The Horsey Set
Whether you’re attending the race or watching from home, the Kentucky Derby is the perfect occasion to consider collecting equestrian jewelry. Horse-motif pieces are available at every price point, from affordable sterling silver charms to precious horsehead bracelets by David Webb.
Consider bit-and-stirrup earrings, necklaces and equestrian link bracelets by Gucci, Hermes and Ralph Lauren; and authentic horse riders’ stickpins and belt buckles, all available on vintage jewelry sites.
The World According to Ralph
This year American designer Ralph Lauren is celebrating his 50th anniversary in the fashion business. What started in 1967 as a men’s tie company is today one of the world’s most familiar lifestyle brands.
We love the Ralph Lauren Equestrian Collection of Fine Jewelry in silver, gold and diamonds. Without a logo in sight, it is unmistakably “Ralph,” a classic jewelry look that has stood the test of time.
Speaking of classics…check out the Kentucky Derby Collection by Vineyard Vines. This preppy clothing company has designed a capsule collection in honor of the Derby for seven seasons running.
Rumor has it there will be a line of equestrian jewelry at Vineyard Vines by next year’s race. Until then, let’s toast the 143rd Run for the Roses.
Happy Kentucky Derby weekend to all!