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April brings plenty of excuses to get out and see and be seen. Finally, the weather has turned and we can enjoy the city. Regardless if your plans call for trend setting fashions or sporty, casual chic, we know you’ll want to look your best, so we’ve rounded up some great outfit ideas put together by some of Birmingham’s top fashion retailers, all of whom are participating in next week’s Birmingham Fashion Week.

Fashion Forward Looks

Whether you’re headed to Birmingham Fashion Week and want to dress to impress, are taking in the Matthew Mayfield show at Iron City, headed over to Alabama Theater’s Rock the Alabama or stopping by Paints and Pours benefiting Studio By the Tracks, we’ve got some great options from Laura Kathryn, Marella, The Pants Store, Monkee’s and Gus Mayer to get your wardrobe wheels turning.

Dress by Alexis “Russo” Short dress in African Tribal Print $330

Alexis “Russo Short Dress–African Tribal.” $330. Available at Laura Kathryn.

Vince Leather Scuba Jacket 1,050.00.   SKIRT: Milly Zip pocket Mini  $210.00   TANK: Shoshanna sequin Tank $265 NECKLACE:  Chunky Turquoise Lariat  by A Style $175.00

Vince “Leather Scuba Jacket,” $1050; Milly “Zip Pocket Mini,” $210; Shoshanna “Sequin Tank,” $265; A Style “Chunky Turquoise Lariat,” $175. All available at Marella.

Cute shorts and top.

Top, $40; Green Shorts (with pockets!), $40; HOBO snakeskin clutch, $128; jeweled necklace, $20. All available at The Pants Store.

MONKEES OF MOUNTAIN BROOK:  DRESS: BCBG, $268; NECKLACE: Sylvia Benson , $92; HANDBAG: Chanel, Price Upon Request.  

BCBG dress, $268; Sylvia Benson necklace, $92; Chanel handbag, Price Upon Request. Available at Monkee’s of Mountain Brook.

SW3 Bespoke Suede Fringe Vest $436 available at Gus Mayer.

SW3 “Bespoke Suede Fringe Vest,” $436. Available at Gus Mayer.

Outfits for Outside Venues

If enjoying the outdoors is on your to-do list, don’t miss Preschool Partner’s Food Truck Roundup, Magic City Art’s Corks and Chefs Food and Wine Tasting or The Pepper Place Saturday Market. Keep it casual chic and take a cue from these outfit ideas from Pure Barre, Lululemon and SOCA.

COVER UP: Karma “Dara” Cover Up $108 TIGHT:  Karma “Kata” Tight $ 92.00 TANK: Karma ”Emma” $ 59.00

Karma “Dara” cover up, $108; Karma “Kata” tight, $92; Karma ”Emma” top, $59. Available at Pure Barre Birmingham.

BRA: Free To Be Bra *Wild/$48 TOP: Front Racerback/$48 PANT: Bring Back The Track Pant/$108

Free To Be Bra, $48; Front Racerback, $48; Bring Back The Track Pant, $108. Available at Lululemon.

Tie Dye Wide Leg pants $45; Seamless T-Back Cami $18 available at SOCA.

Tie Dye Wide Leg pants, $45; Seamless T-Back Cami, $18. Available at SOCA.

For the Boys

And let’s not forget the men in our lives! The Baer’s Den and Mountain High Outfitters have great options for going dressy or casual.  

Sport Coat: Hugo Boss James Sportcoat- $795 Shirt: Stone Rose-$175 Jeans: Citizen of Humanity Sid Straight Leg:$200 Shoes: To Boot New York Hayden Loafer-$350

Hugo Boss James Sportcoat, $795; Stone Rose shirt, $175; Citizen of Humanity Sid Straight Leg, $200; To Boot New York Hayden Loafer, $350. Available at The Baer’s Den.

Coast Angler short  $59; Coast Mens Winyah Polo $72.50 available at Mountain High Outfitters.

Coast Angler short, $59; Coast Mens Winyah Polo, $72.50. Available at Mountain High Outfitters.

Enjoy April. It’s a beautiful month in Birmingham!

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