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!

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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.

Look #1:

From Town & Country Clothes: Lisette Montreal Purple Jersey Tank, $52; Georgina Estefania Multi- Colored Knit Vest, $172; Soft Works Black Jeans, $84; Handmade Horned Necklace with blue beads, $84

From Town & Country Clothes: Lisette L Montreal purple jersey tank, $52; Georgina Estefania multi-colored knit vest, $172; Soft Works black jeans, $84; handmade horned necklace with blue beads, $84

This horned necklace with shades of blue beed is handmade by the owner and gives the look an earthy feel.

This beaded horn pendant necklace in shades of blue is handmade by the owner of Town & Country Clothes and gives the look an earthy feel.

Look #2:

From Town & Country Clothes: NIC+ZOE Patterned Blouse, $128; NIC+ZOE Purple Cardigan, $98; JAG Slim Black Jeans, $92; Blue and Purple Druzy and Pave Necklace, $148

From Town & Country Clothes: NIC+ZOE patterned blouse, $128; NIC+ZOE cardigan, $98; JAG slim black jeans, $92; blue and purple druzy and pave necklace, $148

This jeweled stone necklace dresses up the look while keeping consistent with the blue and purple color scheme.

This jeweled stone necklace dresses up the look while keeping consistent with the cool color scheme.

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Look #3:

From Town & Country Clothes: Renuar Emerald Button Blouse, $78; A.N. Designs Super Skinny Mid-rise Jeans, $92; Laurel Bassett Jewelry Teal and Gold Medallion Necklace, $118.

From Town & Country Clothes: Renuar emerald button blouse, $78; A.N. Designs super-skinny mid-rise jeans, $92; Laurel Bassett Jewelry teal and gold medallion necklace, $118

Town & Country Clothes carries a variety of striking pieces by Laurel Bassett Jewelry.

Town & Country Clothes carries a variety of striking pieces by Laurel Bassett Jewelry.

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!

Look #1:

From Theadora Abbeyluxe: Sleek and chic Purple Dress, $159; Black Intertwined Rings Necklace, $168, Suede Black V-shaped Booties, $179

From Theadora Abbeyluxe: Sleek and chic purple dress, $159; black intertwined rings necklace, $168; black suede V-shaped booties, $179

This funky necklace adds flair to the look.

This funky necklace adds flair to the look.

A suede bootie with a unique V-Shape ensures that your tootsies are protected for the fall weather.

A suede bootie with a unique V-shape ensures that your tootsies are protected for the fall weather.

Finish off the look with this Hammit metallic clutch, $250, from Theadora Abbeyluxe.

Finish off the look with this Hammit metallic clutch, $250, from Theadora Abbeyluxe.

Look #2:

From Theadora Abbeyluxe: Blush Silk Blouse, $110; White Flare Trousers, $218; Black Blazer, $165; Grey and Black Beaded Necklace, $56; Metallic Cross Body Bag, $165; Grey Open-Toe Heeled Booties, $230

From Theadora Abbeyluxe: Blush silk blouse, $110; white flare trousers, $218; black blazer, $165; gray-and-black beaded necklace, $56; metallic cross-body bag, $165; gray open-toe booties, $230

A blush pink blouse paired with a structured blazer establishes a dressier look.

A blush pink blouse paired with a structured blazer establishes a dressier look.

These grey booties are not only comfortable, but they can be dressed up or down for a truly stylish fall staple.

These gray booties are not only comfortable, but they also can be dressed up or down for a truly stylish fall staple.

The look is complete with the addition of a versatile and eye-catching crossbody bag.

The look is complete with the addition of a versatile and eye-catching cross-body bag.

Look #3:

From Theadora Abbeyluxe: Red One-Shoulder Blouse, $135; Thick Layered Grey Beaded Necklace, $350; Grey Cheetah Print Pants, $149; Black Wrist Purse, $250

From Theadora Abbeyluxe: Red one-shoulder blouse, $135; thick, layered, gray beaded necklace, $350; gray cheetah print pants, $149; black wristlet, $250

This statement piece puts a chunky, beaded twist on the classic Jackie O. pearl necklace look.

This statement piece puts a chunky, beaded twist on the classic Jackie O. pearl necklace look.

This small, black wristlet is a fashionable yet functional accent.

This small, black wristlet is a fashionable yet functional accent.

Finish the look with this black suede cut-out heel, $159, from Theadora Abbeyluxe.

Finish the look with this black suede cut-out heel, $159, from Theadora Abbeyluxe.

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.

Look #1:

From Alabama Outdoors: Dylan 1 pocket shirt, $120; Ciao Milano Tess jacket in olive, $149; Lole motion legging, $80; OTBT Sewell sneaker, $125

From Alabama Outdoors: Dylan one-pocket shirt, $120; Ciao Milano Tess jacket in olive, $149; Lole Motion legging, $80; OTBT Sewell sneaker, $125

This casual light denim button-up with gently cinch-waisted olive jacket exudes a sense of effortless cool.

This casual, light denim button-up with gently cinch-waisted olive jacket exudes a sense of effortless cool.

These fabulous sneakers are a delightful mashup of retro kicks meets modern design.

These fabulous sneakers are a delightful mashup of retro kicks meets modern design.

Look #2:

From Alabama Outdoors: Beyond Yoga scalloped tee, $75; Carve jeans, $98; Sorel Lea wedge, $200

From Alabama Outdoors: Beyond Yoga scalloped tee, $75; Carve jeans, $98; Sorel Lea wedge, $200

Urban style meets outdoor utility in these wedge booties by Sorel.

Urban style meets outdoor utility in these wedge booties by Sorel.

Look #3:

From Alabama Outdoors: Dylan Chloe blouse, $115; Carve jean, $98; Birkenstock Florida sandal, $130

From Alabama Outdoors: Dylan Chloe blouse, $115; Carve jean, $98; Birkenstock Florida sandal, $130

You can't go wrong with soothing shades of gray and white in a comfy, breezy top!

You can’t go wrong with soothing shades of gray and white in a comfy, breezy top!

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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