Has anyone been shopping lately? Well, we have, and we’re here to tell you, the spring clothes are divine. Full of color, everything from bright primaries to soft pastels, the new spring clothes make us want to put away all our winter coats and slacks right now. There are some great events happening in March in Louisville, and we want to give you some top-notch local options for shopping outfits.
Keep in mind a couple of things next month. First, buy your outfits now to wear through the beginning of fall. Adding simple layers, like a jean jacket or a cashmere wrap, will make these lighter-weight material clothes warmer. When it gets warm, simply wear the outfit without the extra layer and switch out your booties for sandals. Second, start adding color back into your wardrobe. We have some black options here and some neutrals, but we are loving the brighter colors.
We picked the Speed Art Museum Opening Gala, Cabaret at the Kentucky Center and the Tony Bennett concert as our events to cover for the month. Enjoy these looks from Rodeo Drive, Liv Boutique, Collections, Peacock Boutique, Clodhoppers, Boutique Serendipity, Apricot Lane, Merci Boutique and Circe + Swag. We have also profiled beautiful jewelry to go with all of your outfits from Clater Jewelers, Jordan Clines Jewelers and Cale & Cole.
The Event: Speed Art Museum Opening Gala
- March 5, 2016
- The Speed Art Museum
- Tickets start at $250 for dancing and dessert. Dinner tickets start at $1,000.
- For tickets, click here.
This is the event we have been waiting for since 2012, when the Speed Art Museum closed for a major renovation. There has not been a Speed Museum Ball at the museum for three years. This opening gala will serve as the 2016 Speed Ball, where guests are going to see the museum in all its glory for the first time. Entertainment includes a special performance with the Louisville Orchestra and the Louisville Ballet, where they will join together for a dynamic presentation.
What to wear: There are not many white- or black-tie events these days, so here’s your chance! Dress to the nines this special night to honor this wonderful local establishment. We found that even some of the more casual boutiques in town are carrying formal dresses especially for this occasion. Also, there are now many more affordable options for formalwear. Let’s take a look.
The Event: Cabaret at the Kentucky Center
- March 8 to 13, 2016
- The Kentucky Center for the Arts
- Tickets start at $32 and can be purchased online or at the door
The scene is 1930s Berlin when the Nazis are coming into power. The story is set in a seedy nightclub known as the Kit Kat Klub, where the master of ceremonies sets out each night to entertain and seduce the guests. The story revolves around 19-year-old English performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with an American writer, Cliff Bradshaw. This Tony Award-winning show debuted in the late 1960s and closed on Broadway last year, with Siena Miller starring as Sally.
What to wear: In keeping with the theme of a nightclub, spice up your outfit for this show. Wear something you would wear going out, with a little extra beading, color or an interesting cut.
The Event: Tony Bennett at the Louisville Palace
- March 18, 2016
- The Louisville Palace
- Tickets start at $69.50 and can be purchased here.
Can you imagine going to see a 90-year-old man singing live onstage at one of Louisville’s favorite venues, the Louisville Palace? Well, now’s your chance — Tony Bennett is coming to Louisville in mid-March as part of his current tour. To give you some perspective on how ageless this man is, his last concert tour was with Lady Gaga. (Yes, seriously.)
What to wear: It’s a concert, so anything goes, from jeans to a dress and booties. We have shown options of outfits that are lighter weight and can be “warmed up” in these cooler spring temperatures.
We found some great local jewelry for you for March that can pair with any of these outfits.
From Jordan Clines:
From Clater Jewelers:
From Cale & Cole:
Get out and enjoy all that Louisville has to offer in March!
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