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Preakness Style Guide

Whether you're in the grandstand or infield, be horse-race ready with these versatile Preakness looks.

By Kelsey Bray | May 13, 2016, 10:53 am

Charmed Life

Preakness Style Guide

Whether you're in the grandstand or infield, be horse-race ready with these versatile Preakness looks.

By Kelsey Bray | May 13, 2016, 10:53 am

Whether you plan on sipping champagne in the grandstand or filling a mug with beer in the infield, Preakness is a great opportunity to show off your style and have fun doing it. If you're still not sure what to wear to next weekend's big event we've put together two looks to give you some outfit inspo.

The Grandstand

When prepping your look for the grandstand, just remember two things: bright colors and big hats. You can't go wrong with a fun floral print cocktail dress and a nice pair of nude heels. Keep in mind you'll probably be doing a lot of walking so choose your most comfortable pair. A hat is not a must but it's a great excuse to wear a not-so-common statement piece. Here's what we picked:

Milly Chloe V-neck dress ($375) at Sassanova. C.C. Exclusives Spring Derby hat ($65) at Sassanova. Kendra Scott Harlow necklace ($195) at Punch. Michael Kors straw clutch ($195) at Handbags in the City. Loeffler Randall Piper Wheat wedges ($350) at Sassanova.


The Infield

Think cute and comfortable when it comes to dressing for the infield. Try to choose a flat shoes, or if you are leaning toward a heel, go with a wedge—the grass is not a great place for stilettos. Just because you're not in the grandstand doesn't mean you can't have fun with your outfit. A patterned romper or sundress is perfect paired with a crossbody bag for this all-day event. Here is what we picked:

Abbeline patterned romper ($98) at South Moon Under. Spitfire Teddy Boy #2 sunglasses ($39) at Brightside. Street Level crossbody bag ($48) at Brightside. Leaf Scoop Pendant necklace ($16) at Punch. Converse low-tops ($55) at South Moon Under.




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