The Kentucky Derby may be famous for being the hallmark exhibition in the world of horse racing… but that’s not all it’s famous for. It’s also an exhibition of southern fashion and style for both men and women. There are few crowds in America that look quite like what you’ll see at Churchill Downs during Derby week. The event is known just as much for its fashion now as it is for the races. What is important to note is that men put as much effort into their ensemble as the ladies. For those looking for inspiration, look no further. This year vineyard vines is celebrating their 11th year as the Official Style of the Kentucky Derby, and they have you covered.

If you are attending the track or celebrating “the most exciting two minutes in sports” from the comfort of home, the vineyard vines Kentucky Derby Collection makes looking the part easy as pie. The big race takes place in the spring every year, and with that comes the color palette of spring pastels and vibrant, summer colors that play off of the jockey’s silks. You will find everything you need in this collection to look the part, including dapper bow ties in every hue that make the perfect Southern statement. For the relaxed Kentucky Derby 147 celebration at home, mix things up with vineyard vines limited edition prints and casualwear to keep it comfortable yet festive. Make the most of every memory with bold prints and stylish looks to capture the excitement of the occasion. It will be a day for the history books!   

By Catherine Jones

Models: Johnathan Klunk & Fitz Fitzgerald
Video: Andrew Kung

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