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Fashion is the thing at Virginia's Gold Cup

Friday - 5/4/2012, 5:00pm  ET

Neal Augenstein, wtop.com

MIDDLEBURG, Va. - Saturday's Gold Cup is the day in horse country known as part fashion show, part banquet and part sporting event.

"It's all about looking fabulous, and being out in the country for the day, and enjoying time with family and friends, " says Lisa Capraro, owner of a boutique called Betsey.

Capraro pulled together four outfits, injecting color, patterns and funky jewelry to give an example of the event's style.


Vivid colors, tan woven look


Nautical look


Tribal look, longer hem line


Modeling the 'Chevron' look

While some women will wear a conservative navy dress, pumps, pearls and white hat, "I think over time people have started to add some punch to their outfits," says Capraro.

"Changing things up a little bit, still looking dressy enough, but also having a little pizzazz," she says.

WTOP's Megan Cloherty contributed to this report.

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