Opening Day Hat Contest

When it comes to Southern California living, there are some unequivocal and tangible truths. The sun shines, the sky is blue, the sea is salty, and perhaps the most incredible party of the year is Opening Day at the Del Mar Race Track. A cherished tradition that has flourished since its first efforts a little over 80 years ago, this see and be seen soiree is a place to mingle with friends, sip a sparkling beverage, look for celebrities win a few dollars on the ponies. 

It is also the ultimate opportunity to bring your fashion A-game and get noticed. Whimsy, creativity and sartorial sass required, patrons must dig deep and let their wow factor shine. Simply put, your go-to Friday night outfit has no place here. While the concept of pushing the fashion envelope can be daunting for some, it is not an unattainable goal. Deena Von Yokes of Studio Savvy provides helpful tips from her cracker barrel of knowledge this issue.

Read more of Deena's comments in this issue of Discover Magazines

Article by Lyndsay Camins

Photography by Cotch Diaz