Down south, the sun is out, trees are blossoming and spring is finally in the air! Not only is spring break is coming up but so is derby season! For all you southern belles and southern gentlemen mark your calendars because the races are just around the corner! The Kentucky Derby is one of the most prestigious races, held in Louisville, Kentucky. It will take place this year on May 4th and 5th. Many people from all over are drawn to its perfectly manicured track, and students flock from all over the south and mid west. Going to the Kentucky Derby is most definitely something on my bucket list! Another favorite among the south is The Carolina Cup. The Carolina Cup will be here you before we know it, on March 31st! Its popularity draws crowds mainly from South Carolina, because it is held in Camden, SC. In addition to attendance from students from University of South Carolina, College of Charleston, Furman and Clemson, students from UNC, Wake Forest, Auburn and many other schools come as well.

It’s a greek girl’s fantasy with wide brimmed hats and feminine sun dresses. It is a world of Lilly Pulitzer and Vineyard Vines everything! The boys are turned into gentleman with checked polo button downs and patterned bow ties. At Carolina Cup, the word “fratty” is an understatement.

Specifically for ladies, the number one accessory is a derby hat. It’s never to early to get shopping for the perfect sun dress and accessories! A floppy derby hat can be the toughest piece of your wardrobe to find. Though not to worry, I’ve found the one stop shop for the perfect, low priced hat to accompany your Lilly dress and preppy ensemble this season! Believe it or not, here are a bunch of cute styles and color choices, all from Forever 21! In addition, too add a personal touch, you can get them monogrammed yourself! Bring on spring and let the races begin!

Bright Colors!

Classic neutrals!