Summer weather has officially made its debut in the Derby City, and we’re looking forward to spending our days under the sun in style. June’s hot and muggy climate can make fashion choices difficult, but our summer style guru, Tracy Varga of Tracy Varga Group, helped us create four looks that are perfect for both outdoor and indoor adventures.

For this month’s fashion roundup, we chose three fun June events: The Louisville Brunch Crawl, ZooFari! One Wild Night 2019 and Bourbon by the Bridge. The gorgeous clothes from local boutiques Rodeo Drive, Blush Boutique and Monkee’s of Louisville are worn by models Yasmeen Mohammadi, Aysia Hogle and Dakota Bruton. And we shot all of these looks in the stunning St James Court.

Here’s what to wear in Louisville this June!

The Event: ZooFari! One Wild Night 2019 at The Louisville Zoo

  • June 8, 2019
  • 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $90
  • For more information, visit eventbrite.com

Ready to go on a safari? At the Louisville Zoo’s Zoofari! event, you can get up-close and personal with animals while also enjoying hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet dinner, themed cocktails, a silent auction, the opportunity to adopt an animal and live music. The theme of this year’s event is “The Festival of Colours” and will highlight the new snow leopard and colobus monkey exhibits. This event takes place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and tickets start at $90.

What to Wear + Tracy’s Style Tips: This is the wildest night of the year, and the attire is creative black tie, so you are encouraged to wear something bright and festive. Outfit ideas include a pantsuit in a fun print; a maxi, midi or short dress in summer colors or anything in animal print! Just be sure to dress up your outfit with interesting jewelry.

Look #1:

What to Wear to Louisville's Hottest Events in June

On Dakota from Rodeo Drive: Pink patterned maxi dress, $284

What to Wear to Louisville's Hottest Events in June

From Rodeo Drive: Pearl drop earrings, $147; gold cuff bracelet, $148

Look #2:

What to Wear to Louisville's Hottest Events in June

On Yasmeen from Rodeo Drive: Navy floral jumpsuit, $498; gold and green bracelets, $35 and $36

Look #3:

What to Wear to Louisville's Hottest Events in June

On Aysia from Blush Boutique: Neon pink & red dress, $85; From Rodeo Drive: Neon pink hoop earrings, $62

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What to Wear to Louisville's Hottest Events in June

We love the way this gorgeous dress twirls!

The Event: Bourbon by the Bridge under the Big Four Bridge

  • June 8, 2019
  • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $75 and $25 for designated drivers
  • For more information, visit casariverregion.org

If you’re in the mood to drink for a cause, listen up: CASA of the River Region is hosting a premiere bourbon tasting event benefiting abused and neglected children. Guests will enjoy a wide variety of distilleries that will offer all-you-can-taste pours and cocktails, and live music will set the perfect mood as the sun sets over the river. Ladyfingers Catering will also provide heavy hors d’oeuvres. The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. under the Big Four Bridge, and tickets are $75 and $25 for designated drivers.

What to Wear + Tracy’s Style Tips: This is a spirited event benefiting a great cause, and it’s okay to choose whatever suits your personality. A summer dress, romper, jumpsuit or pants and a nice top all work. Keep in mind that it’s a standing event, so comfort is key.

Look #1:

What to Wear to Louisville's Hottest Events in June

On Aysia from Blush Boutique: Purple ruffled floral romper: $80; purple circle earrings, $26; purple clutch, $43

Look #2:

What to Wear to Louisville's Hottest Events in June

On Yasmeen from Rodeo Drive: Gingham midi dress, $310; Red earrings, $62; bamboo bag, $88

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Look #3:

What to Wear to Louisville's Hottest Events in June

On Aysia from Monkee’s: Floral ruffle sleeve dress, $280; gold chain necklace, $42; cork clutch, $64

What to Wear to Louisville's Hottest Events in June

From Monkee’s: Yellow flower and gold hoop earrings; $58

The Event: The Louisville Brunch Crawl in the Highlands

  • June 29, 2019
  • Noon to 6 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $17.99 and VIP tickets are $59.99
  • For more information, visit showclix.com

Grab your girl gang because it’s time to brunch. On June 29, the Highlands will host a Louisville Brunch Crawl filled with bubbles and waffles. Tickets start at $17.99, and VIP tickets are $59.99. You won’t want to miss this!

What to Wear: This is Louisville’s first brunch crawl, so go big or go home! As for the outfits, keep it casual but classy as you enjoy your bottomless mimosa or bloody mary. Jeans or a casual dress are your best bets.

Look #1:

What to Wear to Louisville's Hottest Events in June

On Dakota from Monkee’s: Fruit top, $146; yellow hoop earrings, $58; yellow circle bag, $98

Look #2:

What to Wear to Louisville's Hottest Events in June

On Yasmeen from Blush Boutique: ”90’s baby” t-shirt, $57; yellow blazer, $61

Look #3:

What to Wear to Louisville's Hottest Events in June

On Dakota from Monkee’s: Pink shoulder-bow top, $74; multi-colored pineapple bag, $32; pink flower earrings, $68

What to Wear to Louisville's Hottest Events in June

We love all of the gorgeous looks Tracy picked for this shoot!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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For more on what’s going on in Louisville, visit our Happenings page. And for more on the local boutiques that provided these styles, visit our SB Guide or download our FREE SB App.

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