Iroquois Steeplechase is the event we have all been looking forward to. In conjunction with dreams of warm weather, Nashvillians have been dreaming of the smell of horses, the taste of bourbon and the sight of brightly dressed friends. Truly, no other event ushers in summer better than one that involves wearing your favorite outfit, topped off with your best hat! Today we are featuring many wardrobe options to inspire your ensemble decisions:

Men’s

The Oxford Shop is a go-to for all things a gentleman needs for race day. Check out these two stunning jackets that tie together two different looks! We’ve splurged on the price point of both jackets as they are both amazing.

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This gorgeous blue coat paired with an orange checked shirt is perfect for any man!
Jacket: Samuelson, $1,395.
Shirt: Peter Millard, $115.
Tie: Robert Jensen, $135.
Pocket Square: Peter Millard, $50.
Pants, Samuelson, $375.
Belt, Martin Dingman $395.

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Dress down  a nice jacket with a golf shirt for extra comfort.
Jacket: Peter Millar, $795.
Shirt: Peter Millar, $95.

These looks from J. Michael’s are classic and comfortable.

Coat: Boglioli, $1225. Tie: Luciano Barbera, $165. Shirt: Agho, $175. Belt: Bills Khakis, $165. Pant: Peter Millar, $125. Pocketsquare: Simone Goddard, $62.50.

Jazz up any blue shirt in your closet with this soft, plaid coat!
Coat: Boglioli, $1225.
Tie: Luciano Barbera, $165.
Shirt: Agho, $175.
Belt: Bills Khakis, $165.
Pant: Peter Millar, $125.
Pocketsquare: Simone Goddard, $62.50.

Blazer: Isaia, $3074. Shirt: Bills Khakis, $145. Pocketsquare: R. Hanauer, $58. Belt: W. Kleinberg, $155. Pants: Bills Khakis, $175.

Match a navy blazer with your seersucker favorites for a great summer look.
Blazer: Isaia, $3074. (I know … just wear it for the rest of you life, every week!)
Shirt: Bills Khakis, $145.
Pocketsquare: R. Hanauer, $58.
Belt: W. Kleinberg, $155.
Pants: Bills Khakis, $175.

We can always count on Vineyard Vines to give us a splash of color!

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The more patterns the better!
Bow Tie: $55.
Shirt: $89.50

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This “party” shirt will make you standout in the crowd!
Shirt: $98.50

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These racing-themed ties are perfect for the big day! $85.

Otis James‘ bow ties are the perfect addition to any spring outfit! The ready-to-wear bow ties are $88. Custom ones are available for $95.

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Head to Posh for pieces that are a little more casual!

These John Varvatos shorts can be paired with anything! We love grey as a neutral. $128.

These John Varvatos shorts can be paired with anything! We love grey as a neutral. $128.

Women’s

Gus Mayer’s hats will make you swoon! Pair these works of arts with your favorite dress, new or old.

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The perfect color combination! Don’t be afraid to match fun jewelry with your hat.
Hat: Kristine Moore, $450.
Necklace: Lisa Areenow, $128.
Dress: Parker, $286.

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Classic and crisp.
Hat: Kristine Moore, $572.
Necklace: Lisa Arrenow, $410.
Dress: Alice and Olivia, $550.

If you need some stylist help, the ladies at Haven are always happy to assist.

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We all fear for mud and rain. Match your dress with a great pair of boots!
Dress: French Connection, $298.
Hat: Tracy Watts, $185.
Boots: Bed Stu, $260.
Crystal Cuff: Milliana Netted, $285.
Dangle Earrings: G-Lish, $85.

We love the versatility of dresses from J. McLaughlin, PoshBoutique BellaHabit, and SOCA. Dress them up with jewelry and a hat, or dress them down with sandals and a jean jacket.

The perfect pattern!  Dolly Sleeveless Dress: $195. At J.McLaughlin.

The perfect pattern in a wrinkle-free fabric! 
Dolly Sleeveless Dress: $195. At J.McLaughlin.

Hat: $18. Dress: Paper Crown, $270. At Posh.

Hat: $18.
Dress: Paper Crown, $270.
At Posh.

Add a jean jacket for when the it gets a little chilly. Dress: Amanda Uprichard, $234.

Add a jean jacket for when the it gets a little chilly.
Dress: Amanda Uprichard, $234. At Boutique Bella.

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A comfortable dress that can handle some tailgating! Hardtail, $145. At Boutique Bella.

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We love this crisp white but be sure to avoid any messes!
Rebecca Taylor, $295. At Habit.

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Amanda Uprichard, $204. At SOCA.

Stacey Rhodes has been a longtime carrier of our favorite Steeplechase hats. They never cease to impress!

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Hat: Carol Carr, $359.
Dress: Laundry, $265.

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Hat: Carol Carr, $579.
Dress: SW3 Bespoke dress, $242.

Shoes always prove to be difficult while spending the day in a grass field. This is an occasion for practical, comfortable and cute. Boots are always a crowd favorite but low wedges with a thick heel prove to be winners as well.

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We can’t ignore the steals at UAL!
Ivanka Trump wedge, $52.99. At UAL.

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Balenciaga wedge, $278.99. UAL

The double layer memory foam in Elaine Turner shoes is just what you need for a long day!  Camila Cork Wedges: $248. At

The double layer memory foam in Elaine Turner shoes is just what you need for a long day!
Camila Cork Wedges: $248. At Elaine Turner.

Marta Cognac Leather Stacked Heel , $328.00. At Elaine Turner.

Marta Cognac Leather Stacked Heel , $328.00. At Elaine Turner.

Flats are always a wise choice!  Woven Ballet Flats: $74. At Kayce Hughes.

Flats are always a wise choice!
Woven Ballet Flats: $74. At Kayce Hughes.

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Wedges: At Posh.

Hats

We saved the best for last. HATS. We support any direction your choose to take with your hat selection. This is your chance to get creative or keep it simple. Go colorful and bold or understand and elegant.

Panama Straw Hat: $28. Red Sleeveless Button Down: $148. Solid Brim Hat: $42. Blue Lyndal Dress: $148. Necklace: $24. Property Sunglasses: $124. At Kayce Hughes.

Panama Straw Hat: $28.
Red Sleeveless Button Down: $148.
Solid Brim Hat: $42.
Blue Lyndal Dress: $148.
Necklace: $24.
Property Sunglasses: $124.
At Kayce Hughes.

Hat: $80. At Vineyard Vines.

Race Bow Hat: $80. At Vineyard Vines.

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Neutral Hat: $58. At Anthropologie.

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Creme Hat: $38. At Anthropologie.

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Giovannio pink and white hat, $108. At Fabu.

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Toucan Collection white hat, $87. At Fabu.

Raffia Hat: $78. At Elaine Turner.

Raffia Hat: $78. At Elaine Turner.

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Susan Carrolan Hat: $500. At Gus Mayer.

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Pops of color at Gus Mayer!

Men, don’t forget to top off your outfit with the perfect hat!

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Stetson Fedoras, $150, J. Michaels.

Children’s

Bring the little ones along for the day!

Price George has been spotted wearing Marie Chantal's designs. These dresses will make your daughters feel royal for the day!  Chambray Dress: $110. Color Block Dress: $110.

Prince George has been spotted wearing Marie Chantal’s designs. These dresses will make your daughters feel royal for the day!
Chambray Dress: $110.
Color Block Dress: $110.
At Snap Girls.

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Try these casual pieces for a relaxed feel!
Plaid Dress: Pink Chicken, $76.
White Dress: Pink Chicken, $76.
Shorts: Top:
At Snap Girls.

Pink Julie Dress: $78. Boys Shorts: $42 Boys Polo: $42.  At J.McLaughlin.

Pink Julie Dress: $78.
Boys Shorts: $42
Boys Polo: $42.
At Kayce Hughes.

Flamingo Stirpe Dress: $49.50. At Vineyard Vines.

Flamingo Striped Dress: $49.50. At Vineyard Vines.

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These water proof sandals are perfect for playing in the grass! At Snap Girls.

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These flats are also water proof! $38 at Snap Girls.

Grab your hats, grab your bow ties and meet your 25,000 best friends at the races!

Find out more about Iroquois Steeplechase: iroquoissteeplechase.org.