Haute & Cool: Off to the Races!

Springtime on the Potomac arrives with the splendor of the cherry blossoms and accompanied by our favorite pastime, the Middleburg Races. This Virginia hunt country competition demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship and proves to be an exceptional social event.

You can embrace your inner Southern spirit in a genteel atmosphere rich in tradition. This is one sporting event where you should dress to impress. Here is how to prepare for a day at the races.


L.K.BENNETT Cream Beaded Dress $695
From sundresses to party dresses, the key is to stay on the simple side. Save the pizzazz for a proper topper.

EUGENIE KIM Vicky Visor $995
The showcase of spring headwear is the main event. Today, the trend toward fascinators with flair reigns supreme. Thank you, Kate!

ALBERTA FERRETTI Embroidered Mules $795
Barney’s Coop
Top your toes with a sassy spring sandal. Remember ladies: the grounds may be tricky, so keep it low.

VLADLENA DESIGNS Princess Skirt $149 
Let the little miss steal the show in pretty prints. Floral, equine and toile are our top picks.

VINEYARD VINES Derby Boater $118
You can’t beat a classic brim boater with preppy ribbon trim for a winning look.

BROOKS BROS. Gingham Dress Shirt $92
From pastels to brights in gingham or stripes, add some colorful charm to his buttoned-up attire.

TALLIA ORANGE Striped Linen Sports Coat $350 
Lord & Taylor
Keep it easy-breezy for a day in the sun. Men’s suiting should carry a summer vibe.


Allyson Burkhardt is the founder of Let’s Get Dressed! Image & Style Services. Visit her on the web at letsgetdresseddc.com. 





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