pink fascinator olga adler

In preparation for Kentucky Derby parties I have been researching new hats and fascinators to share with you. I’m not a big fan of hats as they tend to ruin my hairdo (not that my do’s are so elaborate but I have fine hair and giving it any volume is a long and laborious process).

Fascinators, on the other hand, are such a light, easy and inexpensive way to update an outfit! Since I gave up on hats (other than a beach hat with a gigantic rim, which I wear religiously), I have bought 3 fascinators recently all in planning for fun summer events. You can see one of them above – I wore it to a charity event to benefit Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut last Saturday. I like that one especially since it simply clips to your hair. How easy is that?

Here are some pretty fascinators on clips and headbands that are perfect for Kentucky Derby party or any other dressy summer event. All of these can be bought at Nordstrom:

fascinator headband

fascinator frivolous

fascinator whisperer

fascinator frilly

And the ones below are by a New York City milliner Barbara Feinman (boutique at 66 East 7th Street). I know, some of these mannequin heads are a bit creepy but the fascinators are beautiful!

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fascinators new york city 4

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fascinators new york city 2

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