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Breeders' Cup Style and Wardrobe Tips

Official pre-entries for all 13 Breeders' Cup races were announced on October 21. Now that the fields have taken shape, it's time to get your wardrobe on track.

Traditional, classic, and Kentucky-chic are words to describe the style at Keeneland racecourse. The Breeders’ Cup brings a bit of a flair to the host track each year. If you’re considering that extra-exciting bold color fascinator or hat, this is time time to bring it out. Flaunt your finest frocks at the 2015 Breeders’ Cup. You might run into famous Breeders’ Cup Ambassadors like Bobby Flay, Laura Bell Bundy, or even Kate Upton around town, so it’s important to style it up.

Typically, Friday at Breeders’ Cup the dress tends to be dressy, but not quite as dressy as Breeders’ Cup Classic day. This day's theme is #PurpleFriday.

Horse bits and felt hats are always in style during the fall season. The above ‘Felicia’ dress by Julie Brown can be found at the Keeneland Gift Shop.

If you get cold easily, tights and booties are the way to go. A traditional trench coat that coordinates with the outfit is also be a great way to stay accessorize and stay warm, especially into the evening hours.

Equestrian style is very familiar to the Lexington area. Known as “the cradle” of the Thoroughbred breeding industry, Lexington boasts beautiful horse farms such as Calumet Farm, Claiborne, Coolmore, Lane’s End, Three Chimneys, and WinStar Farm (home of American Pharoah’s sire Pioneerof the Nile). Be sure to make some time and visit some or all of these horse farms when you're in Lexington. This year's Breeders' Cup is definitely the time to break out the horse bits and stirrup prints.

Breeders’ Cup Classic day is all about fashion (and horses, of course). Break out those Louboutins, Longines watches, and fabulous felt hats, and strut your style with elegance. Layering with cashmere is also a great idea for this day just in case the evening draws a little chill.

Ladies, don’t forget about The Longines Prize of Elegance Fashion Event on October 30 and 31 outside the Clubhouse at Keeneland. More to come on this event soon ...

Guys, don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you. You must be wondering what to wear to the Breeders’ Cup as well. Again, equestrian style isn’t just for the gals 

Be sure to break out your horsey ties! Check out the official Breeders’ Cup tie at Stuart Mercer.

Browns and greens are really in style for men right now. Get creative with your tie, hat, and pocket square combination. Don’t have a pocket square? Get one — this is definitely the event to wear it.

The down-turned stingy brim or Sinatra style fedora styles are very popular at Keeneland, and they will keep your head warm in case it turns out to be a bit chilly.

Now that you have ideas for outfitting for the Breeders’ Cup, don’t forget to share your styles to social media with the tag #BC15 when you do so. In case you won’t be at Keeneland for the Breeders’ Cup, remember to tune in:

Friday, Oct. 30, 3-6PM ET NBCSN

Saturday, Oct. 31, 1-4PM ET NBCSN

Saturday, Oct. 31, 4-6PM ET NBC

-edited from (by Ashley Cline)


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