My Derby Party

He Said, She Said: Coordinate with your date in the perfect vineyard vines outfit!

Mar 31 •

Our men’s and women’s designers, Craig O’ Brien & Meg Velleca (our version of Jack & Jill), discuss three different coordinating looks to wear with your date to the Derby.

Scenario 1:

Craig: I’ve got to start with the Seersucker Suit. This classic, summer-weight suit is a staple in the closets of all true southern gentlemen. And while we’ve heard seersucker shouldn’t come out until after Memorial Day, that just isn’t a rule we follow. Wear this with a white Murray shirt and a pink Mint Julep bowtie.

Meg:  On May 5th, the Jockey’s won’t be the only ones wearing head-turning silk. You can’t go wrong with our signature Bitsy Dress. Dress up the look with classic but fun jewelry, like a chunky pearl necklace.







Scenario 2:

Meg: My second look is the Churchill Dot Dress in Bermuda Pink, which is an easy dress to accessorize and such a timeless piece that can be worn again and again throughout the spring and summer. I’d wear this dress with a pair of great wedges (remember girls: heels sink into grass!). 

Craig: To coordinate with Meg’s Churchill Dot Dress in pink, I’d try a tie with pink accents rather than a full-fledged polka-dot pairing. Try the Jockey Shirts Tie in green with our Derby Day Blazer and classic Clubhouse Pants in pink and you’ll be good to go.





Scenario 3:

Someone call The Fashion Patchwork Police!

Craig: One of my top picks for the season is the Patchwork Poplin Tucker Shirt. This is a one-of-a-kind, “I’m here to party” shirt. Pair it with Classic Twill Shorts and our lucky Horseshoe D-Ring Belt.

Meg: That shirt is a hard act to follow…but no fear, we have patchwork for the ladies too! Add some flair to your outfit with a patchwork headband, sash, or belt. A few little “somethings” that make a big statement!