LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)--Whether you're at Millionaire's Row or in your own backyard, this is the one sporting event where you'd be wise to dress appropriately.

Everything about the Derby is visual eye candy... from the race itself to the colorful fashions, especially the elaborate hats worn.

If you've ever watched "the most exciting two minutes in sports" then you'll know the Kentucky Derby is anything but dull.

To prep for the racetracks or your own party, WHAS is spotlighting Shirt Ties and Links in Westport Village.

WHAS11’s Digital Producer/Blogger Bethanni Williams and local Designer/Stylist Andre Wilson offer the most festive way to Southern style's biggest event.

Key Points to take away:

*Form and function: Buy clothing you can wear multiple times

*Buying merchandise on sale: Buy merchandise at quality not just because it's cheap.

*Derby is all about that POP of color

*Get a hat that fits your head right.

*Suits need to be tailored.

*Suit Coat/Blazer Size: To find blazer size add 6 sizes to pants size and that equals blazer coat size.

example: Dress Pants are 36-> Blazer size is 42

*Suit Fit: Try suit jacket on. make sure you have enough room in the armhole, fits right on shoulders to avoid any collar rolls, and have suit taken in by a tailor.

* Get your dress shoes shined.

You can contact Andre Wilson through his social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

►Contact Digital Producer/Blogger Bethanni Williams at BWilliams@whas11.com Follow her on Twitter at @ILuvBethanni and Facebook.