Let’s go shopping.
We have an event this weekend and guess what, it’s not too late to find a FAB outfit. I know, we should have started looking like weeks ago but who has time to plan like that?! Anyways, here we are, excited and outfitless.
I’m sharing my pro tips and tricks to nailing your Packwood outfit and/or, honestly, any fancy summer event.
I love ALL of these options.
Zandra from Life With Zandra and I decided to go search high and low for Packwood Grand outfit inspo. We headed to CrossIron Mills cause HELLO, we love a good bargain and they have tons of dresses. After sifting through tons of options at Saks Off Fifth, I narrowed it down to my top summer event style suggestions.
Important. Lace gives an elegant, vintage feel that is perfect for a day at the horse races. Imagine a lace dress, wide brimmed sun hat and delicate hand fan fanning yourself while watching the races and sipping your Veuve.
X BRIGHT COLOURS
Don’t wear black. I have some strong affinity that wearing black to a summer event that takes place during the day is a no go. This is the time to wear white, pastels, bright colours! Not to mention, black looks and IS very hot. You could always rock a black dress that is covered in a floral or coloured design but, use this opportunity to wear something bright and fun!!
X DRESS IT UP
When in doubt, over dress. No one will judge. Also who cares if they do?! I guarantee there will be fascinators, dresses, heels, hand fans, statement necklaces galore. Go all out.
X STRAW ACCESSORIES
Zandra had such a good style idea; a straw bag. It’s perfect for a summer event at the horse races! Light, summery and airy. Basically now I need a straw bag. K the one below Zandra scored from Saks Off Fifth at CrossIron for $59.99. SCORE.
X JUMPSUITS + ROMPERS
STYLE CHANGE UP. Jumpsuits and rompers can be subbed for dresses. HOW CUTE are the one above in the collage and outfit carousal? I need that lemon one. Go for light and airy FORSURE with these options. It gets hot in the summer. Light colours/patterns and breathable fabric is a must.
X COMFY SHOES
I am so over painful heels, who else is with me? Zandra found these amazing pink pastel flats that are a perfect option. Being 5 feet tall and all, I’m going for a chunky heel/wedge option. Something you can walk and talk in. The last thing we want to do is be sitting down in a corner somewhere applying Bandaids and hobbling around.
It’s all about the details. Delicate ruffles and elegant lace are synonymous with classic southern style. Look for feminine details.
X HATS + FASCINATORS
THE MOST FUN. When else are we going to rock a fascinator!? If you’re looking more for a summer event, choose a fancy wide brimmed sun hat. So fun! If you’re heading to the horse races and/or Packwood Grand, for sure a fascinator. Check out my girl Lia from Pink Spot and grab a fascinator before Saturday!
WHERE THE HECK ARE WE GOING TO FIND OUR OUTFITS?!
X CROSSIRON MILLS
X SAKS OFF FIFTH
X TOWN SHOES
X BROOKS BROTHERS
If you have ANY questions just comment them below!! I hope to see all your fab outfits this weekend. If you spot me, flag me down and say hey!
If you missed the options up top, here they are again! Just tap on whichever outfit and it will give you all the information.
xxoo Drea Marie