Alex McLean Sharp, who has worked in the fashion industry in both New York and now in Nashville, will provide expertise in fashion. The younger McLean has owned and operated her own fashion blog, Lex What Wear, for over five years and has been recognized for both her talent as a designer and commentator. In addition, McLean is an avid participant on nearly all social media platforms, and also provides individual fashion advice and counsel. Before heading off to New York City, McLean — a graduate of Western Kentucky University, with honors — worked for the Gift Shop at Keeneland and was a top advisor on what types of fashion articles the store carried and sold — including specialty hats for women.
Race day style is like no other, especially when it comes to major stakes races. This weekend, at the Belmont Stakes, you can fully expect to see gorgeous dresses, big hats, and killer shoes. Just like the Kentucky Derby, I generally suggest you focus on comfort first, and over-all style second. While it’s definitely important to look stylish, you want to be confident and comfortable for a full day on your feet.
Finding a hat to wear for the Kentucky Derby is a difficult thing to do. Alex McLean Sharp guides you through the process and tells you what to do and what not to do when deciding on a hat.