It’s summer in Memphis. It’s sunny and beautiful, and we can’t think of a better time to get dressed up and enjoy the city that we love. July in the Bluff City is packed full of events to show off your summer looks. Whether it’s Fourth of July parties, outdoor concerts or charitable events, you should always dress to impress, and we’re here to make that easy for you!

Whether you are jiving to music legend Alison Krauss, enjoying live music at Blues on the Bluff or celebrating Independence Day, there is a look here for you. Alexandra Nicole of City Chic Living styled incredible looks from The Ivory Closet, Coming Attractions and Lori James Contemporary Boutique with amazing accessories from Dazzle. And our models are some of Memphis’ amazing businesswomen — Sheree Stubblefield, community liaison and marketing director of the Cooper-Young Community Association; Britney Lee Christie, cofounder of the Be Free Revolution and The Rev; and Joelle Pittman, Vice President of Operations at Neon Canvas.

This downtown shoot is filled with outfit inspiration for all of your July festivities. We hope you enjoy!

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Britney Lee Christie (left) of the Be Free Revolution and The Rev, Sheree Stubblefield (center) of the Cooper-Young Community Association and Joelle Pittman (right) of Neon Canvas made this sunny day even brighter.

Event: Fourth of July at the Peabody

  • July 4, 2018
  • Festivities begin at 5 p.m. and fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.
  • For more information, visit peabodymemphis.com.

With some of the greatest views of the city of Memphis, it’s no wonder people flock to the Peabody rooftop each year to watch fireworks light up the sky over the Mississippi River. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Celebrate America’s birthday at Memphis’ heart — the Peabody!

What to Wear: It’s the Fourth of July, so go casual-cute, and all things red, white and blue are a must! Dress up your patriotic gear with a leather skirt or bright clutch in a festive color.

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Dressed in muted red, white and blue hues, these ladies are Fourth of July-ready.

Look #1:

What to Wear July 2018

On Sheree from Coming Attractions: Khangura top, $122 | From The Ivory Closet: Lola slimming jeans, $79 | From Dazzle: Save My Bag purse, $115

This Bijou by Mary Square necklace, $58, and earrings, $52, from Coming Attractions complete this outfit.

The striking red clutch with “ruffle” accent, $115, along with this bracelet, $24.50, from Dazzle, are the perfect touches for this simple yet fabulous look.

Look #2:

On Joelle from Lori James Contemporary Boutique: Bishop + Young skirt, $92; Eva Franco top, $186

These earrings, $10.50, and Margo Rebecca necklaces, $45 for the shorter and $60 for the longer, from Dazzle give this look that extra something.

What to Wear July 2018

From Dazzle: Kendra Scott bracelet, $75; Vash purse, $150

Look #3:

What to Wear July 2018

On Britney from The Ivory Closet: Striped pants, $42; matching striped top, $38; sun hat, $18; Be Free necklace, $30; stackable bracelets, $21 each | From Dazzle: Street Level purse, $48.50

Charming accessories take this look to a new level! From The Ivory Closet: earrings, $28; sun hat $18; Be Free necklace, $30

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Event: Alison Krauss at Mud Island Amphitheater

  • July 14, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • Tickets are $55-$75.
  • For more information, visit mudisland.com.

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Alison Krauss and special guest Dee White are performing at the Mud Island Amphitheater! Grab some dinner downtown with friends before, and make this a night you won’t forget. Listen to some of your favorite music while enjoying the scenic views of downtown Memphis and the Mississippi River.

What to wear: The event takes place outdoors, so stay cool in a casual dress or linen jumpsuit. Add some spunk to your nighttime casual attire with vibrant colors or funky statement jewelry.

If a night is only as good as its outfit, these gals are about to have the night of their lives.

Look #1:

On Britney from The Ivory Closet: Lumiére jumpsuit, $53 | From Dazzle: Purse, $165

On Britney from The Ivory Closet: Be Free statement necklace, $42; long necklace, $28; earrings, $24 | From Lori James Contemporary Boutique: Quay sunglasses, $54 | From Dazzle: gold cuff, $70

Look #2:

On Sheree from Coming Attractions: Geometric jacket, $175

What to Wear July 2018

On Sheree from Coming Attractions: Earrings, $58; turquoise statement necklace, $78 | From Dazzle: Jason Rose bracelet, $19.50

Look #3:

On Joelle from Lori James Contemporary Boutique: White dress, $196 | From Dazzle: Hoop earrings, $47; metallic clutch, $98.50; necklace, $116; Jason Rose cuff, $22.50

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Event: 30th Annual WEVL Blues on the Bluff

  • July 21, 2o18
  • Tickets are $25.
  • For more information, visit wevl.org

You are not going believe all that WEVL Blues on the Bluff has in store! To celebrate 30 years, soak up the views of the mighty Mississippi from the grounds of The Metal Museum and enjoy the energetic lineup of artists Lightnin’ Malcolm, The Kenny Brown Band and Marcella & Her Lovers. There will be craft and special Blues on the Bluff beer from Memphis Made as well as wine available, and Central BBQ Food Truck will be serving their award-winning barbecue. With blues, beer and barbecue, this event truly encapsulates Memphis living!

What to wear: Comfortable, yet chic is the way to go. A unique graphic tee or colorful romper will have you ready to enjoy live music on a beautiful summer evening.

Look #1:

On Britney from The Ivory Closet: Molly Bracken tee, $48; Be Free Revolution earrings, $20; Be Free Revolution stackable bracelets, $20 each | From Lori James Contemporary Boutique: Quay sunglasses, $70; necklace, $15

Look #2:

What to Wear July 2018

On Sheree from Coming Attractions: Vintage Collection top, $138; earrings $68; Frank Ideas necklace, $68

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On Sheree from Coming Attractions: Bracelet, $102 | From Dazzle: ABLE bag, $148

Look #3:

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On Joelle from Lori James Contemporary Boutique: TJD romper, $190; Kay Celine button-up cardigan, $108; necklace, $175 | From Dazzle: Jillery by Jill Fagin earrings, $38; bracelet, $26.50

Now get out there and enjoy your July!

Thanks to The Ivory Closet, Coming AttractionsLori James Contemporary Boutique and Dazzle for providing the clothes and accessories.

Thanks to the folks at Peabody Memphis, especially Kelly Earnest for being such a gracious host, and to our models Sheree Stubblefield of the Cooper-Young Community Association, Britney Lee Christie of the Be Free Revolution and The Rev, and Joelle Pittman of Neon Canvas.

And lastly, thanks to Mary Kate Steele for her stunning photography.

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