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My Kentucky Derby Party

Louisville-based style blogger Miranda McDonald on how to make the horse race even more festive.

If you want to know the best way to celebrate the biggest horse race of the year, a good place to start is by consulting with a Kentuckian. That's why we turned to Louisville-based style blogger Miranda McDonald of The Chic Street. McDonald has been documenting her Derby prep on her website, as well as on her popular Instagram account. When it comes to hosting friends and family to watch the race, McDonald likes to keep it traditional, but with a twist. Yes, mint juleps are on the cocktail menu, but she plans get creative with her hat. "I'm wearing a handmade turban that features a beautiful silk flower and vintage embellishments," she says. "I expect a lot of style mavens will be thinking outside the box this year." Here, McDonald's complete picks for a perfect Derby party: