Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack is about one thing…fashion! Yes, it’s also about the horse races, but let’s be honest we all put way too much time and effort into finding the perfect outfit for such occasions and when it comes to Opening Day it’s no exception! So whether you plan on attending Del Mar Opening Day, The Derby, or any outdoor event where you need to dress up I’ve got three different looks to help you figure out exactly what to wear, including the perfect hat because THAT’s what really stands out and sets you apart! I’d love to know which look(s) and hat(s) are your favorite and what you’d wear to Opening Day! Keep scrolling for my three looks!!Black is a color! I love a great base color and black is ideal to build around. While this jumpsuit is adorable and comfortable, let’s focus on the accessories! You could really choose just about any style/color of hat to go with black but when I saw this gorgeous ocean blue and black polka dot Andie Fascinator from the Village Hat Shop in Seaport Village I knew it would be the perfect complement to this romper. The ocean blue color is stunning and the black polka dots tie in perfectly! Toss on a pair of black heels and simple accessories and you’re ready to take on the day!
Now let’s move on to something a little more girly, right up my alley! I LOVE loose flowing dresses, especially when the wind kicks in and blows it in the wind, it just feels and looks so ethereal! This look is a mix of highs and lows, and not just the dress hemline! The dress is from Forever 21, the bag Cult Gaia and the hat, again from the Village Hat Shop. I’m not one of those girls who will only wear designer this and $500 that…I love a variety of styles and if something looks good and costs $29, I’m sold! LOL Because this look has soft and neutral details with the dress, shoes and bag I found the perfect hat to top off this look! The Le Straw Swinger Hat, I mean can we just take a moment to appreciate the delicate details. I’m obsessed! It’s a lightweight hat made of all-sinamay straw with stylish accent feathers. It doesn’t get any better than this, honestly! The perfect hat!
Last but not least, let’s add a little color to your life! Red is one of those colors that just stands out and gets noticed! I found this dress in my closet from last year and thought it would be the perfect dress for opening day. Don’t think you need to buy something new to every event. Go shopping in your closet first, then you can always add new accessories to change the look up from the last time you wore it! Case in point, I added a pair of red heels and this stunning Mystic Fascinator. I go back and forth between hats and fascinators, it’s really a personal preference but I love the variety, styles and looks that can be achieved with both!