What Kind of Derby Hat are You?

What type of hat you wear says a lot about your personality, and that is rarely more true than on Derby Day. Go big, go small, classic or flashy, there is a topper for every persona on the planet. The only thing you must do, is wear one. It's tradition, and just like the tried and true mint julep, the Derby hat is an integral part of the whole celebration whether you bet on the winning pony or not, because even if you lose your shirt, you'll still have that gorgeous hat on.

There's still plenty of time to find the perfect hat for the Bacon, Brews, and Brims Kentucky Derby Party at the National Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. This party is going to be the place to be seen on Derby Day with delicious samplings of signature bacon dishes, beer, wine and spirit tastings, prizes and more. Plus you'll get to watch the race in the Hall of Fame of Horse Racing! Can you think of a better place outside of Kentucky to watch the race than that?!

We chatted with Natalie Sillery, the stylish owner of Saratoga Trunk, where you can get 10% off your Derby hat when you mention you are shopping for the Bacon, Brews, and Brims Kentucky Derby Party about her Derby hat selections... "Derby is about daring... daring to don that fabulous fascinator by Karen Sewell, that big brim from the queen of the racing circuit, Christine A. Moore, that screams "Look at me, I'm in the Winner's Circle".... and that feathered beauty you can keep on all night from milliner Carol Bader! Derby is breaking out of the gate from winter doldrums and just wearing your lid again, like a soft simple Cuban fedora by Lisa Battaglia. Come and see all these talented milliners from Saratoga Trunk for YOUR perfect Derby ensemble!"

For tickets to the Bacon, Brews, and Brims Kentucky Derby Party click right here, and for a chance to win TWO FREE TICKETS simply sign up for our newsletter right up there at the top! The Saratoga Social is giving away two tickets to the event, but you can ONLY win if you are a subscriber to our weekly email blast. Just enter your name in the newsletter box at the top of the page, hit submit, and you are entered. A winner will be announced in an upcoming email blast.

hats in photo clockwise from top left: classic glamorous preppy chic

 

Posted on April 16, 2015 .