LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- The Kentucky Derby is barely more than a month away, and it's time for ladies to figure out what they will wear.
Kelly Farmer, owner of Tunie's Boutique in Westport Village, says fascinators are very popular this year. They are outselling hats by about four to one in her store. She says most women want larger, more dramatic fascinators she likes to call "hatinators." They as big and dramatic as a hat, but they are lighter and often more comfortable to wear. Farmer suggests using bobby pins on either side of the headband to hold the fascinator in place.
Designer Anna Bunting is making original hats for Tunie's customers. She will be in the store every Thursday until Derby to help women select the right hat for their outfit or embellish a hat to match.
Pink is always popular because of the cancer awareness theme on Oaks Day, but Farmer suggests being creative with your hat, maybe wearing black and white or a complimentary color. As for clothing, bright colors are always on trend, and this season, rompers are the clothing of choice. Farmer says they are flattering and comfortable.
When it comes to accessories, Farmer recommends going small. She says she looks for purses that will hold a phone and lipstick and not get too heavy during a full day at the track. She found some small purses that have bangle bracelets for a handle. You don't have to worry about carrying a purse; you simply wear it.
About Tunie's: Tunie's is Louisville's premier boutqiue for all your fashion, accessories, home and gifting needs. We are locally owned and operated and specialize in unique products that reflect who you are. Our team is full of go-getting, fun-loving and fashionable women of all ages ready to help you find the perfect outfit or decor piece to match your style.
Wendy Bootes of Apricot Lane Boutique styles many guests who visit Louisville for Derby. She says she encourages women to choose their dress before their hat. Bootes says it can be difficult to find a dress that fits well and is comfortable and flattering. Meanwhile, she says it's easy to find a hat or fasicnator that fits, plus you can easily create a head piece to match your clothing. Bootes says lightweight dresses are always popular, but you should have a sweater or jacket ready, in case of cool or inclement weather. Bootes says rompers are very popular this year for comfort and style.
Her store carries several simple, plain hats which can be embellished, and it also offers hats created to match certain clothing in the store. Bootes says, if you can give her two to three days, she can have a hat made to match what you've chosen to wear. She will take a photo of the clothing and send it to her hat designer who will deliver the finished product to the store. You just need to tell her whether you want something big or small, dramatic or classic.
About Apricot Lane Louisville: The store has been carrying great LA fashions for Moms and Daughters since March 2010. Going into our fifth year here in Louisville, our fabulous sales girls love helping customers find great clothing, accessories and more for any occasion. Whether it's date night, graduations, weddings or work-day style we love helping women find a great new style and look to add to their wardrobe.
Apricot Lane Louisville gets new arrivals five days a week to keep our fashions fresh. We know that when shopping with us you will find something unique, fun and affordable that you won't see all over our fashion-loving city! Shop local and shop in style seven days a week with Apricot Lane Louisville. Located in Westport village where all your lifestyle needs can be found in one day!
Some of the brands we carry include Just Black, Hot Sox, Corkys Boutique Shoes, Black Swan, THML, R+D Style, 502 Apparel, Z Supply, Mudpie, Hatley, Swig, Elan, Spartina, and more!
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