Since 1875, the Kentucky Derby has been drawing crowds to Louisville, Kentucky to watch the first leg of the US Triple Crown. We’ve put together a style guide (three words hats, dresses and blazers) as well as a Louisville travel guide to ensure you’re weekend is filled with great style and amazing memories…you can “bet” on it!
Girls: Derby day is all about summer dresses and big hats. Pair a cinch waist dress with platform heels and a floppy hat for perfect derby #AEOStyle. Pack a scarf to wear around your shoulders for an elegant accessory that will also keep you warm in case the weather turns.
Keep your style classic with a pair of khaki pants and wingtip shoes. Pair it back to a solid oxford button down, blazer and tie for style that’s not only dapper, but comfortable too! To complete the look, throw on a fedora to add southern charm to your #AEOStyle.
Decca: Located in Louisville’s downtown NULU district, this delicious restaurant uses locally farmed and small production ingredients.
Rye: Southern charm with a modern twist. Try the citrus salad and triple cooked fries.
Hillbilly Tea: A southern breakfast, brunch and tea room. Try their holy basil herb tea or bourbon bread pudding.
Belle of Louisville: Take a tour down the river on one of the oldest operating steamboats in America.
Louisville Slugger Museum: The home of the famous baseball bat. Take a tour and snap your picture with the giant wooden bat outside.
Thirsty Pedaler: Hop on this moving bike bar (holds up to 15 people) and get a 2 hour tour of downtown Louisville.
DuPont Mansion Bed and Breakfast: Located on Fourth Street in Old Louisville, this B&B offers the perfect mix of charm and excitement.
Tucker House Bed and Breakfast: This beautiful B&B sits on five acres of gorgeous land. Enjoy the scenery from your patio or explore the woods and lake for a super fun adventure.