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Style Guide to Carolina Cup

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Clemson chapter.

If you are lucky enough to be going to Carolina Cup this spring, you have to be sure to have the perfect outfit to wear. There is no such thing as too preppy, pastel or springy when it comes to this horse race. The bigger the sunhat the better!


Lilly Dresses


Cup is the best excuse to where your Lilly Pulitzer dresses that are normally meant for the late spring and summer in March! The bright or pastel colors depending on the pattern are ideal for the race and make for some adorable pictures! You can never go wrong with seersucker either!- For last minute shopping Razzberry Fizz no has a Lilly shop to the left of the store!


Other Dress Options

If the dress looks bright and happy then it will fit right in! You definitely want it to be short sleeves, strapless or a tank top style. You will most likely be too hot in anything else and isn’t the look most people go for. Lace, bows and flowers are the ideal cup style!


Monogrammed Sun Hats


Your outfit is not complete without a big and floppy sun hat! These hats are a trendy take on the classic style of hats that have always been worn to derbies. It is not enough to just have the hat it of course should be monogrammed as well and looks even better in the pictures!



Big bold jewelry is a great accessory for a simpler dress! If your dress has patterns or more detail going with the classic pearls is your best bet. Fun earrings that match your other jewelry or dress is a good look accent too!



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