Although September in Alabama can still be pretty hot, we start to find sweet relief in cooler evenings and we definitely savor those first, long-awaited cool breezes. And the turning of the leaves and the dropping temps call for a refreshing wardrobe change. So, bust out your favorite fall looks — from pants and long dresses to lightweight cardigans and booties! A change in style can be intimidating but we’ve paired three fabulous “What to Wear” solutions with three upcoming local events that will get you excited to don some new threads and show off your new looks on the town!
If you’re looking for a laid-back outdoor event teeming with Southern creativity, the Woodlawn Street Market is the event for you. This outdoor market offers a little something for everyone — from art and food to crafts and even local dancers that the whole family will enjoy! If something more elegant is what you’re looking to add to your September calendar, pencil in the March of Dimes’ Signature Chefs Auction, then get ready for culinary art, fine wine and a fabulous auction. Lastly, Vulcan AfterTunes is the perfect event for couples, families and friends alike! With food, drinks, live music and a view of the Magic City from Vulcan Park, this outdoor concert is the perfect excuse to relax and take advantage of the burgeoning fall weather! The style gurus at Theadora Abbeyluxe, Town & Country Clothes and Alabama Outdoors have provided looks to ensure you look your best when stepping out this September!
The Event: Woodlawn Street Market
- Saturday, September 10, 2016
- 10 a.m.
- Free admission
- For more information, visit facebook.com.
This urban street market is located in the heart of Woodlawn and is perfect for any Birminghamian wanting to explore the emerging corners of the Magic City. You’ll find unique locally made arts, crafts and edibles. Produce, art, crafts and home-grown eateries will be on hand, sharing their creative flavors and fabulous finds (as well as locals sharing their dance moves to the DJ’s mixes). This event is a celebration of the unique diversity and rich cultural fabric of our city!
What to Wear: Dressing for an outdoor event means finding the perfect mix of style and comfort. Plus the Woodlawn Street Market calls for a bit of creativity. The fashion savvy minds at Town & Country Clothes helped us find three outfits to show off a singular style, with versatile layers to keep you comfortable throughout the day.
The Event: March of Dimes’ Signature Chefs Auction
- Thursday, September 22, 2016
- 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Individual ticket: $250
- For more information, visit signaturechefs.org.
The March of Dimes’ Signature Chefs Auction brings together the most talented culinary minds behind Birmingham’s acclaimed food scene. With a generous sampling of wine, live entertainment, an auction and some epicurean masterpieces, this elegant event is geared towards those who enjoy fine dining and entertainment to match. Even better, the Signature Chefs Auction benefits the March of Dimes organization, which supports the fight to end premature birth, the most significant health threat to moms and babies everywhere.
What to Wear: This event calls for elegance and style. A flowing, bold dress paired with a statement necklace or a fashion-forward high-waisted trouser topped with a beautifully structured yet feminine top is just right for the Signature Chefs Auction. Thanks to the fashion geniuses at Theadora Abbeyluxe, we have three sleek and chic looks to make you shine!
The Event: Vulcan AfterTunes
- Sunday, September 25, 2016
- Gates open at 1 p.m. Duquette Johnston begins at 2:30 p.m.; Dylan LeBlanc begins at 4 p.m.
- Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children and members and free for ages 4 and under.
- For more information, visit visitvulcan.com.
This year’s Vulcan AfterTunes stars are Dylan LeBlanc and Duquette Johnston. Muscle Shoals native Dylan has distinguished himself as “the new Neil Young” and he is ready to share his music with his fellow Alabamians. This family friendly outdoor concert encourages attendees to enjoy live music, craft brews and stunning views from Vulcan’s mountaintop perch. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and the kiddos for music, dancing, beverages, bites and an overall unforgettable concert!
What to Wear: Comfort is key for this outdoor event but that does not mean you have to forgo fashion! Show off that effortlessly put-together look at Vulcan AfterTunes with these suggestions from the outdoor-conscious style mavens at Alabama Outdoors.
Don’t miss these September events — and be sure to check our our Fashion & Shopping articles for more of the stylish looks that Birmingham’s boutiques have to offer!
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