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Love is in the air this month — love for fashion that is! February has our hearts fluttering as we think of all the amazing events we can attend — and the stylish looks we can sport to each soiree. We’ve chosen great looks from Work the Metal and That Cute Little Shop that are perfect for Valentine’s Day Dinner at Whitehall, Tailspin Ale Fest at Bowman Field and The 7th Annual Gravy Cup at Mellwood Arts Center. And as we curated the most fashion-forward looks for these events, one thing became very clear: Textured third pieces are IN! From faux fur jackets and fuzzy shag sweaters to quilted vests, grab a fun layer in your favorite texture to complete your on-trend February looks!

What to Wear to Louisville’s February Events in 2019

The Event: Valentine’s Day Dinner at Whitehall

  • February 14, 2019
  • 7 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $80.
  • Historic Whitehall
  • For more info, visit historicwhitehall.org.

No Valentine’s Day plans? No problem! Have a romantic dinner for two or hang out with the friends you love at the Valentine’s Day Dinner at Whitehall. Served by candlelight inside the beautiful historic mansion, this dinner features a delicious four-course spread. Tickets start at $80 per person for the four-course dinner or $100 per person for the four-course dinner served with wine. Entrée selection must be made at the time of ticket purchase, and the dinner begins at 7 p.m.

What to wear: Let’s get fancy, shall we? Show yourself some love by dressing up in that little black dress you adore or that jumpsuit you’ve been saving for a special occasion. These looks are also perfect for any other romantic or girls’ night Valentine’s Day plans you may have. We chose three fashion-forward looks from Work the Metal and That Cute Little Shop. And, of course, textured third pieces, from shag to faux fur, finish off each look. Here’s what to wear to the Valentine’s Day Dinner at Whitehall.

Look #1:

What to Wear February 2019

From That Cute Little Shop: Woven pink trousers, $59; long-sleeved black bodysuit, $32; multicolored shag jacket, $58; spartina blush necklace, $58

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The edginess of this colorful shaggy jacket is juxtaposed by the daintiness of this gold-and-pink necklace.

Look #2:

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From Work the Metal: Dusty rose-colored faux fur coat, $89; black bell-sleeved dress, $46; classic black purse, $59

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Look #3:

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From That Cute Little Shop: Hot pink ruffle dress, $49; faux fur black jacket with leather accents, $80

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From That Cute Little Shop: Black & silver resin necklace, $26

The Event: Tailspin Ale Fest at Bowman Field

  • February 16, 2019
  • VIP entry starts at 2 p.m., and general admission starts at 3 p.m. The event goes to 7 p.m.
  • General admission starts at $50.
  • Bowman Field
  • 21+
  • For more info, visit tailspinalefest.com.

Celebrate the sixth anniversary of the first local beer festival to take off at historic Bowman Field Airport. Enjoy 75 local and national American craft brews with a special “Kentucky Heritage” section, the Magnolia photo booth and live tunes as you view vintage airplanes and feast on fare from some of Louisville’s best food trucks. General admission starts at $50 for this 21+ event.

What to wear: It’s going to be a cold one, so layers are key! We are all about some vests for this event. They’ll keep you warm without feeling bulky so you can move around and sample all of the delicious brews. Here’s what to wear to Tailspin Ale Fest at Bowman Field.

Look #1:

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From That Cute Little Shop: Black ripped denim pants, $89; long-sleeved white sweater, $36; grey faux fur vest, $82; maroon-and-gold feather necklace, $26

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This feather necklace adds the perfect pop of color to this chic outfit, and the grey faux fur vest takes this ensemble from drab to fab.

Look #2:

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From Work the Metal: Army green quilted vest, $46; ripped denim jeans, $48; cream sweater, $29; beaded necklace, $19; pink velvet purse, $59

Look #3:

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From That Cute Little Shop: Grey denim pants, $64; long-sleeved blush, grey and cream sweater, $60; rose puffer vest, $48; maroon feather necklace, $26

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This feather necklace cascades down the sweater for a touch of bohemian flair. The vest lends structure to this look, pulling together the hues from the sweater and the statement-making necklace.

The Event: The 7th Annual Gravy Cup

  • February 24, 2019
  • 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $20.
  • Mellwood Arts Center
  • For more info, visit thegravycup.com.

Hop on the gravy train and head to Mellwood Arts Center for The 7th Annual Gravy Cup. Enjoy gravy samples from more than 30 local restaurants, and watching the competition unfold as local celebrity judges choose the winners in three categories — traditional, nontraditional and vegan. The competition takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with tickets starting at $20.

What to wear: We’re calling these looks “casual chic.” They’re comfy and perfect for spending long hours in, but they’re also so stylish and will make you feel great in the crowd. Just be sure not to spill gravy on yourself! Whether it’s shag, a tiered bell sleeve or a flowing duster, these textured sweaters take each look to the next level! Here’s what to wear to The 7th Annual Gravy Cup.

Look #1:

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From That Cute Little Shop: Shaggy pink sweater, $52; vintage coin necklace, $36; leopard print belt, $28; ripped denim, $49

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The pops of metallic coins make a great addition to this edgy yet feminine shag sweater.

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Look #2:

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From Work the Metal: Peach tiered-bell-sleeve sweater, $79; corduroy bell bottom pants, $54

Look #3:

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From That Cute Little Shop: Deep purple pleather pants, $82; white camisole, $28; grey long-sleeved sweater duster, $89; rose gold necklace, $26

We hope you enjoy this month of love and all the fashion it has to bring. Stay warm, Lou!

A big thank you to our boutiques, Work the Metal and That Cute Little Shop, for providing the perfect looks and accessories, and to our photographer and stylist Krista Walker of You’ve Got Flair for these beautiful styles and photos.

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