Memphis has one of the coolest downtowns around. It’s innately cool, too, and cultural all year-round. But May events take the cake as our riverside setting becomes a mecca of activity. The Tennessee Brewery Revival, The Peabody Rooftop and the Autozone Sunset Symphony are three places we’re getting dressed and ready for today with help from three of Memphis’ wonderful boutiques: More Therapy, 20twelve and Indigo.
More Therapy, located in Chickasaw Oaks Village, is the sister store to Therapy on the Square in Oxford, Mississippi, and it’s great head-to-toe “therapy” for your wardrobe. They’re currently expanding and moving to a new location inside the same shopping center. 20twelve is a swanky urban boutique located the city’s newest arts district, the Broad Avenue neighborhood. And Indigo is a Germantown shop with something for everyone, but smart casual is its specialty. In fact, they’re known for a plentiful collection of designer denim. Check out how these boutiques will get you dressed for May’s best events!
The Event: Tennessee Brewery Revival—Through May 31
Last year’s big event is back, or should we say revived? Tennessee Brewery: The Revival celebrates community, craft beer and the rebirth of the Tennessee Brewery. Every Thursday to Sunday through May 31, the revival is on and open for lunch and dinner. Expect to have an oh-so-hip-and-cool night at this Memphis favorite. The Brewery’s Facebook page has details on upcoming music and food: facebook.com/TennesseeBrewery
Here are a few on trend outfits from More Therapy that would be perfect for a trip to the Tennessee Brewery in May:
This combination from More Therapy can take you anywhere you want to go downtown, including the hip Tennessee Brewery!
This outfit from 20twelve is a high-style head turner! Note: you need to be young and toned for these shorts, or brave and still toned! Otherwise, just substitute white jeans!
A light and airy ensemble from Indigo is perfect for visiting the Brewery on a pretty day in Memphis. All of these pieces would be ideal for the coming season. Again, if shorts are not your thing, substitute some jeans: white, faded or dark all work well here!
The Event: Peabody Rooftop Parties—Thursdays Until Mid-August
The Peabody tells guests to “come early and stay late” for their famous rooftop parties and even more renowned spectacular downtown view. For a summer night out Memphis-style, make your way to Union and Second on a Thursday between now and mid-August. And during the month of May, you might already be celebrating at one of Memphis in May’s annual venues, so why not wrap up the evening here? There is a cover charge, but ladies and hotel guests get in free before 7 p.m. VIP ticket packages are available. The live music schedule and all details are available online at peabodymemphis.com.
Make a stylish entrance on the Peabody rooftop in one of these well-planned ensembles:
Depending on the length of this tunic on you, wear alone or layered over skinny pants in a summertime color or, of course, light denim jeans. Try it on, because this tunic could be a pivotal, easy wardrobe item. From More Therapy, check out:
Arrive in uber style! This edgy 20twelve outfit will turn some heads and keep you cool. If it happens to be chilly, add a blazer for another chic look:
It might get steamy in downtown Memphis, but for those of you who like a one-piece solution, you’ll be comfy in this outfit from Indigo:
The Event: Autozone Sunset Symphony—Saturday, May 23
Memphis in May “brings the world to Memphis and Memphis to the world” by hosting some of the city’s largest events like the Beale Street Music Festival, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and the Sunset Symphony. This year, Memphis in May salutes Poland. The popular Autozone Sunset Symphony provides a grand finale on May 23 in Tom Lee Park, ending its 39-year run with a celebration that includes a spectacular performance by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, special guests and extra fireworks in Tom Lee Park. To see the Memphis in May schedule, read about individual events and purchase tickets, click here: memphisinmay.org
The grand finale of Memphis’ Sunset Symphony deserves your best wardrobe effort. These smart combinations will be perfect for a riverside picnic:
Watch the sunset in these items from More Therapy:
What an attractive, classic grouping for watching the sunset from 20twelve:
This outfit from Indigo is perfect for a picnic at the Sunset Symphony and the many other directions you will go this summer. And, for those who just can’t do the boldly printed pants, these shorts provide a nice way to embrace the bold patterns with a bit less fabric!