Fireworks announce the arrival of July, a month booming with activity. While comfort trumps couture when the days are steamy, there is no reason to abandon your style. Here are a few upgrades from a pair of local boutiques for your casual, midsummer wardrobe. We are headed to fireworks night at the Redbirds game, a Dixon tequila tasting and Blues on the Bluff with advice about what to wear from Lori James and Loni’s Fashions. Look your best at these upcoming Memphis events.
The Event: Redbirds vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers plus a Red, White & BOOM Fireworks Show — Friday, July 3
Head downtown for a home run evening of fun at the Redbirds game on July 3. After they take on the Oklahoma City Dodgers, there will be a Red, White & BOOM fireworks display. Game time is 6:05 p.m. Learn more at milb.com.
For your night of baseball and fireworks, Courtney at Loni’s Fashions suggests a sleeveless tie top by Lola & Sophie, $72; silky Lilla P shorts, $74; taupe flip-flops by Yosi Samra, $36; and a tassel necklace by Amy Wells, $88.
Be ready for the Redbirds, fireworks and more in this combination from Lori James: a silk tie-dye cami, $124; white woven shorts, $159; chunky wooden heels, $135; an on-trend fringe tote, $95; and a large crystal tassel necklace, $97.
The Event: Tequila Tasting at the Dixon — July 16
The Wine Market will share samples of Rande Gerber and George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila on July 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This event is part of the Dixon Gallery & Gardens Art After Dark series. Pay homage to the garden succulent exhibition, “Some Like it Hot” by drinking tequila made from blue agave. Learn more at dixon.org.
Art After Dark calls for a smart, casual choice from Loni’s Fashions, such as this navy maxi dress by Zoa, on sale for $67, accessorized with necklaces by Amy Wells, $88 (short) and $155 (long).
Art After Dark in Lori James style might include a two-layer, v-neck dress, $95; laser cut heels with a tie, $190; a fringed clutch, $85; and a black pyrite and onyx necklace, $265.
The Event: WEVL Blues on the Bluff — Saturday, July 25
The WEVL-FM Blues on the Bluff is an evening of live music accompanied by Memphis’ most scenic view, the Mississippi River. Enjoy blues, soul, and rhythm and blues artists in a beautiful park-like setting on the grounds of the Metal Museum. Central BBQ will keep the party going with fresh pork shoulder sandwiches, smoked turkey legs, barbecued portabella mushroom sandwiches and more. Gates open at 6 p.m. Visit wevl.org for details.
For your riverside picnic at the Metal Museum, wear summer well in a coral gauze sundress by Lilla P, $111; nude flip-flops from Yosi Samra, $36; and an Amy Wells necklace, $88, all available at Loni’s Fashions.
Comfort and style go together at Lori James. Wear this cross flare dress, $165, with strap wooden platform heels, $137, and a beaded tassel necklace, $195.
Thank you to Courtney of Loni’s Fashions and Lori, owner of the Lori James boutique, for sharing these summer combos with us. Put your best look forward every day with the SB App as your guide. The best of local boutiques, restaurants, events and more are all in one place.