Thursday, October 7, 2010

Preview of Fall Keeneland Trends

Let the Races Begin…..

Risky wagers at the betting window may leave you empty handed, but looking fashionable is the always the ultimate payoff. Everyone is always looking for the newest and cutest outfits to wear out to Keeneland as the opening day approaches.




          The fall colors this year in women’s fashion, we have noticed, are purple tones. You see more plum and a variety of purple shades in tops. Usually, you see many dresses with tights and boots. This year though the style is changing towards cute shirts with a skirt and heels. The outfit shown is being classy and dressed as if the weather is a little warmer. As fall approaches we would expect cold weather to begin but with this crazy Kentucky weather we have, you never know exactly what to wear. Wearing a skirt and sleeveless shirt, allows you to simply add tights and a sweater to be warm when the day is chilly.





           The emphasis on fashionable Keeneland attire extends to the guys as well; it’s the time to swap out your favorite casual wear for a more sophisticated look. Guys wear is the usually dress pants or khakis with a button down shirt and tie. Depending on the weather, a sports coat can be added for warmth and style.  Most importantly, a belt is necessary to pull the outfit together, along with appropriate shoes. When wearing khakis, as shown in the picture above, a pair of dark colored Sperry’s matching the dark colored belt would reflect the sophisticated style. Losing your hard earned savings after the race betting begins may leave you disappointed, but looking your best at the end of the day will always leave you satisfied!



 

56 comments:

Lucy Klausing said...

I agree that purple and dark tones of purple are very in this season! Guys styles are always great looking and never change to drastically, so they always look good dressed up at keenland. This weather makes it hard to decide what to wear I agree, but just like they said adding a sweater and tights can make the outfit even more!

Levy Bui said...

Keeneland is such a great place to show off your styles. There are so many cute dresses that girls wear, and I love seeing the guys all dressed up! Because the weather is getting cooler, it's great that the post mentioned the option of skirts and a cute shirt that can be worn with cardigans and tights. We're seeing a big trend of people staying away from the typical sun dresses and wearing separate pieces such as the tops and skirts option.

Aubrey Garrity said...

I've heard so much about keeneland since i've came to UK and it seems like such a great place to show of your style! I think its so cool that people get dressed up and come to keeneland. I also agree that it makes it hard to know what to wear since the weather is always changing here! I love how the guys dress up for it too. I cant wait to go!

Kate Gaston said...

I have been to Keenleland one time in the past, and I loved seeing all of the different outfits people were wearing. It's a great place to get dressed up and show off new trends. I have been seeing a lot of purple in stores as I have been shopping this fall, so I'm sure this is something we will also notice at Keeneland. With the cold weather fast approaching, there will be a lot of boots, sweaters, tights and suits appearing at the races!

Brooke said...

I feel that a lot of people go to Keeneland for 2 main reasons-to bet on horses/watch the races and to people watch and see what people are wearing. This article did a good job of showing off both male and female style. Comfort and style are the key when spending a day at Keeneland.
Brooke Stone

Anonymous said...

I really liked how you all touched on both the issues of the cooling weather and how both girls and guys should both dress. Touching on trends to look out for this fall was also a nice touch. I have seen a lot more purple out in stores, along with cute skirts that would be perfect for the occasion.

-Elena Jones

Anonymous said...

Getting dressed up to go to Keeneland is so much fun. I love how you can transform your summer dresses into something fall appropriate with tights, a cardigan, and a different pair of shoes. I also complete agree that purple is definitely one of the hottest colors this season, it's everywhere! Great job!

Lauren Brickey

Alyssa Allen said...

I have never been go Keeneland but I am getting super excited about it. I love that we had this post before opening day because I really wasn't sure what to wear. However, what are some ideas for colder weather? Looks like I need to invest in a few cute skirts and dresses! It seems like it is so much easier for guys to get dressed for this event.

Anonymous said...

I myself have never been to Keeneland but i want to go so bad. You get to watch the race and get ready, get all dressed up, and show off your outfit. So many people just wear casual clothes or sweats to class and Keeneland is a place where you can show off your own fashion and view everyone elses.

-Adria Hearn

Julie Sutton said...

Every time I go to Keeneland I always check out the fashions. A cute blouse and skirt is always a cute and classy combination. I agree that just adding tights and a sweater will be nice touches for the colder weather. Keeneland is also a nice play to check out guys fashions as well. I'm really excited to go to Keeneland this year so I can dress up and look all the cute trends.
-Julie Sutton

Anonymous said...

Keeneland is definitely a place/event you can find many fashion statements. People like to go all out and dress to impress. Weather like said in the article can make it tricky sometimes but also very fun.
Kerri Prichard

Raegan Kuchar said...

You did an awesome post about Keeneland which is making me even more excited since it is quickly approaching. I can't wait to go shopping just for an outfit to wear to these perfect Keeneland events. I love what you guys have put together for the female outfits which fit Keeneland to a tee.

---Raegan Kuchar

Mallory Patrash said...

I definitely agree with girls dressing it up this year with heels! I don't think it is quite cold enough to pull off boots at keeneland, but liket they said, you never know with this weather. As for the men, the sports jacket with lighter pants is growing on me. I think it is important for men to pick good colors for their shirt and tie. Nothing to extravagant!

Katie15 said...

I love going to Keeneland! And I think that this post captures all the right trends for this upcoming Keeneland season. I love getting dressed up to go and to see what everyone else is wearing. I think the main idea of looking good at Keeneland is to remain stylish but also a certain level of comfort - since a lot of times you're on your feet majority of the day.

Anonymous said...

I like that this post puts emphasis on the necessity to dress to impress. Keeneland is one of the few times during the year in Lexington, when people of all different ages get a chance to show their best style. Keeneland isn't just about hitting the tracks, it's about looking your best, even when you lose a few too many bets.

-Rob Stromquist

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Keeneland, especially when it opens back up for the fall. This weather is amazing and Keeneland is so pretty this time of year. I like to wear the high-waisted pencil skirt with a cute top. Wearing a sweater is a must as the weather gets cooler. It's fun to look your best and spend a pretty day at the track!
-Paige Hofmann

Anonymous said...

I have never been to Keeneland, but I think I am attending this weekend and I'm very excited. From what I've seen after living in Kentucky for a little over a year now, the Keeneland attire is very formal and "southern belle" looking. It looks like a very fun event to get dressed up for and I'm looking forward to it!

-Olivia Rink

Nicole Benz said...

This Keeneland attire post is a good heads up to those who have never been before. After going the firs time, people realize that going to Keeneland means you have to dress to impress. It is always interesting to see how the fall dress differs from the spring dress (especially for the girls). It is so much harder to dress cute when its cold outside than in the spring when any dress will work.

Nicole Benz

Anonymous said...

Meredith Gross

The writing for this blog is beautiful. So catchy and I love the intro and conclusion. I would definitely agree with the purple tones. Purple is my favorite color and I've worn it for years, but now it is easier to find at clothing stores, which I love!

Anonymous said...

I love going to Keeneland and it is definitly the place to show off your personal style. This post is so good in that it gives suggestions for what to wear when it is colder outside. And I definiltly agree that purple tones are in this season...it seems like they are everywhere right now!
-Chrisitne Wolfzorn

Jillian said...

I agree that purples are going to be a prime color this year, I have seen purple everywhere, its as if our school colors are blue, white and purple. I am exited to hit up the tracks this year and see what style is most popular, I can see the the skirt and sleveless shirt being in, but I also feel like there might be quite the selection of t toned sectioned dresses in carrying over from earlyer this year, only with a warmer twist on them.

Morgan Spencer said...

I've never been to Keeneland before and I'm so excited to go! Most people I've talked to have said that a casual dress and boots is perfect. I defiantly need to go shopping to get some cute Keeneland outfits. That purple color is so cute and a great fall color. Keeneland style is so different I love it!

Danielle Haddad said...

Keeneland is such a great place to people watch and see what trends are in. The fall meet takes place in October, which is a perfect time to see how people begin to transition from the hot Kentucky summer to brisk fall days. Adding a structured jacket over a dress or accessorizing with anything purple will probably be seen a lot this month. Hopefully, everyone has a great day at the races!

kaylay x3 said...

Keeneland is a great way to go out and show off your new dresses and high heels. I agree, there are a lot of purples tones this season; i have also seen a lot of blues when going out. Guys may not have as many choices when it comes to dress up, but with a nice pair of slacks they can look nice.

-Kayla Sienkowski

kasey3437 said...

I can't wait for Keeneland tomorrow! I'll definitely be bringing my suit jacket along in case it gets cold. We'll call it dressing up for the horses.

amanda said...

Growing up in lexington I have always enjoyed going to Keeneland and being about to dress up and see what other people are wearing. Its fun to spend a day with your friends in a cute outfit. This post does a good job with informing us about what people wear when they go to Keeneland.
-Amanda Birch

paigek said...

I definitely agree that purple is a huge fall color this season. I have heard a lot about Keeneland being here in Kentucky. I love getting dressed up so I would really like to go to this event sometime! I'm surprised that the guys get really dressed up for this event, too! Great post!

Rohan Johnson said...

Nice post, definitely planning on going to Keeneland at least once this semester. As for attire this post illustrated more conservative colors than what I saw at Keeneland. All in all they are fashionable and not too preppy.

Morgan_Clark said...

Growing up in Louisville, I have been to Churchill Downs so many times and I am so excited for Keeneland tomorrow. This was very helpful in knowing what to expect and what to wear. I found it very dressy which I was not expecting. I can't wait to see everyone and their outfits.

Julie Wallingford said...

I love the way this was written, very editorial, but with no particular biased opinion. It was great to see both sides of the fashion spectrum, boys and girls. I love Keeneland because it gives me a reason to dress up and look my best.

It's fun to be classy, enjoy a sporting event, and look cute all at the same.

Marissa Payne said...

Coming from Louisville and being a freshman I had no clue what Keeneland was. Nor why it is so important and a "Hot Spot" to attend. Although I'm still not sure what it is. I now am informed about what to wear.

Caroline Frederickson said...

Keenland is such a great Lexington attraction! I love how so many students are able to participate and get dressed up for the races. It’s a wonderful place to people-watch, see what people are wearing around Lexington, and get outfit ideas for the fall season. Keenland is also the perfect location to bring out the accessories such as a cute clutch, just big enough for your phone, money, and tickets.

Maggie Camp said...

I think this blog was very well written. It flows very well and gives very good tips for the fall weather. It offers diversity in what to wear in different situations. Keeneland is a prime spot for fashion, and i think we will see all the upcoming trend for fall at the meet this year.
Maggie Camp

danielle.custer said...

I definitely agree with dressing it up with heels! I think that keeneland is the perfect opportunity to show off your classy and sophisticated style rather then your going out style. I cant wait to go with all my friends and check out what people are wearing!

-Danielle Custer

Anonymous said...

The great thing about keenland is that you will see a glimpse of every style there is. So many people go to keenland that no matter what you where you are almost guaranteed to fit in. This blog did hit the great basics of most girls outfits. Heals are almost a must for keenland! and guys always look nice in the dress pants and button ups.

Lauren Farinelli

Emily Stemkowski said...

Yay for Keenland opening! Thank you for the tips before i head off to watch some races. It seems that half the fun in to dress up in our classy attire and also see what everyone else is wearing though! I definitely think that the sweaters are going to be more popular then you think because the weather is crazy and you never know what your gonna get!

Anonymous said...

I agree that with this crazy weather it is harder to plan your fall wardrobe. Fall is my favorite time of the year and I can't wait to attend Keeneland! I love looking at what everyone is wearing and observing everyones different styles. Kenneland is definitely the place to show off you Fall wardrobe! If you bet smart, you might even come away with a few bucks so you can add to your wardrobe!

-Elizabeth Griffith

Lauren Sullivan said...

It's hard to find fashionable clothes for the Keeneland fall meet.I think the spring meet is so much more fun because everyone is in bright colors and a lot of things catch your eye.

Drew said...

KEENELAND!!!!! If you couldn't tell by the all caps and several exclamation points...I love Keeneland. I think the fact that everyone dresses up to go to Keeneland really adds to the charm of the track and makes it cool place. I think it will be interesting to see the styles this fall because there is going to be a lot of people there for the equestrian games.

Drew McCombs

Omojwok said...

I have never been to Keeneland before, but I plan on going soon. It seems like getting dressed up is the thing to do when going to Keeneland, and that I will do also. I hope that this crazy Kentucky weather doesn't affect my wardrobe or whatever I wear on that day.
~ OJ Kimijwok

Anonymous said...

Keeneland is so much fun, and I love getting dressed up to go there. I like that this article mentioned both girls and guys apparel to wear, as well as, what to wear in the fall compared to the spring. I've never been in the fall before but I plan to this year; hopefully it's not too cold for a dress and heels.
-Cortney Hockenbury

Bethany said...

I love Keenland, partly just for the outfits that go along with it! I also definitel second the fact the purples are in this season. Keenland also gives you a chance to show off your new fall or spring outfits to the best of them!
-Bethany Davis

Nicole Bentley said...

I love dressing up for Keeneland. I also love looking at all the other girls and guys showing off their "Keeneland style." It gives you a chance to show off your classy fall style while having a fun time with your friends and family. I love this time of year. :)

Kirsten Moss said...

I have never been to Keeneland but it is just like this Event they host in the summer at Churchill Downs called downs after dark. I have many friends that go to Keeneland that I just have fun helping get dressed it makes me feel like I'm a real stylist. It is a great event that attracts the young crowd which always come very fashionable.

KiWiSuNsHiNe13 said...

I am so glad it's Keeneland time once again! Everyone looks forward to going to Keeneland for weeks and months in advance! Having somewhere to go where you can dress up and wear your new outfit is always fun! I love getting to Keeneland and seeing what everyone else is dressed in too!
-Kyrie Cloud

Anonymous said...

Great blog! I couldn't agree more with these trends for Keeneland. It's also nice to know that purple and plum will be popular this fall. Hopefully I'll make it out there this meet.
-Rebecca Ramos

Margo Cain said...

I absolutely love everything about Keeneland! I am so excited to see all of the trends that girls and guys alike are wearing. Walking through campus today you could definitely spot who was headed that way! I'm interested to see how the trends and fashions will change with the increasingly colder weather (today everybody lucked out!) Great job y'all!

Layla Boliha said...

You can defintely see tons of different styles for clothing for girls and guys at keeneland! I bought dresses in the summer for keeneland with bright colors :) i love seeing all the outfits! Great job on the post!!
-Layla Boliha

Abby Theobald said...

I love shopping for Keeneland attire! I have noticed in a lot of the department stores the purple tones mentioned in the blog. It's always fun to shop around in the mall, but also friend's closets for stuff to wear to Keeneland. At our house my roommates and I call it "closet shopping."
-Abby Theobald

Emily mcDaniel said...

I love keeneland, mostly because it's a great excuse to go buy something new and fun to wear. But it's so important for whatever you wear to be comfortable, because if it's not, you'll probably regret wearing it : (

Melissa said...

I have never been to Keenland before, so I am looking forward to going and dressing up for it! this blog post helps me see what i should wear!\

-Melissa Thompson

Jordan Jenkins said...

My favorite thing about Keeneland is being able to dress up for it! I love this blog, it is such a true reflection of the styles for Keeneland and the fall season! Purple is my favorite color to wear and I'm so glad that it is becoming more popular this season.
-Jordan Jenkins

Cara Richardson said...

I plan on going to Keeneland this Saturday with my family. I have been multiple times, and I love going and looking at everyone's outfit. It definitely is an event where people dress nice. As Jordan just said, purple is a huge color this season as well as my favorite color too!

-Cara Richardson

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to go to Keeneland since I have never been! I think its going to be so fun to see all the outfits everywhere is wearing. Its a great event to see all the different styles and trends.

-Erin Creelman

Emily Mahonski said...

This was my first time at Keeneland and I loved it! Everyone wore such cute outfits and looked nice! it was more fun to see what everyone was wearing rather than to watch the races!

Anonymous said...

Keeneland is always one of the funnest times to get dressed up. Although the main point of Keeneland is the races, fashion trends are all around. This is a very good article. I think that it points out many things that are very true.
-Anne Hart Atchison