Not only does summer come with almost too many events to count, it comes with the question of what to wear in the higher temps. In true July fashion, we are aimed at keeping it cool and casual. As we look towards sweating it out with our fellow yogis at Yoga on the Field, celebrating in red, white and blue on July 4th, and satisfying our artistic craving at a live performance series at Frist Friday, we’ve gathered a serious dream team to help you dress for these three affairs like a seasoned pro.
We consulted local stylist Meredith Mathis to give us her insight on how to properly dress for these occasions. She, along with our friends at Raine, H.Audrey and Hot Yoga Plus, pulled together 10 ensembles for you to consider as you plan this month’s festivities. We had a blast watching Hot Yoga Plus’ Mary Margaret Randall, Amanda Bell and Madison Blackwell strut their stuff in these fun, summery looks at the green and beaming Governor’s Mansion grounds and gardens, which were designed by Page|Duke Landscape Architects. The stunning gardens of the Tennessee Governor’s Mansion were the ideal backdrop for showcasing summertime wears. The lush landscape and blooming vegetable garden offered suitable spots to spend a summer afternoon.
The Event: The Fourth of July
- July 4, 2018
- Casual attire
- Check out our guide for your roundup of Fourth of July events to hit in Nashville.
Nashville boasts an impressive lineup of Fourth of July events. Whether you’re gazing at the fireworks from local spots, such as L27 Rooftop, Acme, the Fairlane, 21c Museum Hotel or Nashville Underground, indulging in hot chicken at the Hot Chicken Festival or simply enjoying your hot dog at a barbecue, we’ve gathered all the looks to rock your patriotism. Just watch the ketchup spills.
What to Wear: Our best advice to strategize for this long, fun day in the sun is to focus on comfort. Regardless of your choice in celebration venue, you will most certainly be absorbing some rays. We love these looks that pull together red, white and blue, while also giving us the versatility to hit multiple block parties or rooftop hangouts.
The Event: Yoga on the Field
- July 12, 2018
- Active attire
- 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Tickets are $20. Register here.
Gather with yogis from around the city for the fourth annual Yoga on the Field event. This one-hour twilight class led by Susannah Herring and Angie Kirk of Hot Yoga Plus is followed by a cocktail hour on the concourse. Grab your pals and head to Nissan Stadium for this unique and fun yoga venue.
What to Wear: Just because you aren’t as flexible as these pros doesn’t mean you can’t look just as good by donning some sporty picks for the event. Wear what allows you to move in a variety of poses and makes you feel your best! Whether you like a tighter legging or loose joggers, long-sleeved sheer or cropped tank top, you will have a blast picking from colorful patterns and neutral classics for your day on the field (or future days in the studio).
The Event: Frist Friday
- July 27, 2018
- Elevated casual attire
- General admission tickets are $12.
In the first installment of the revamped live performance series at the Frist Art Museum, experience an evening of “chaos and awe” with singer-songwriter Adia Victoria, poet Ciona Rouse, composer Darius Jamal VanSluytman and Artist-Led Programs with Afruz Amighi and James Perrin. Step into this creative artistic experience and enjoy food trucks and beverages to accompany your evening.
What to Wear: When we head to Frist Friday, we’re gearing up with slightly dressier options that still maintain our mission to stay comfortable and seasonal. Craft your art museum look with your own artistic flare that combines colors, patterns or even bright whites. Don’t forget to pair the looks with unique totes that give your “handheld” an entirely new meaning!
Take a look behind the scenes …
A huge thank you to Amanda, Madison and Mary Margaret for their modeling, to Meredith Mathis for her all her styling creations, The Cosmetic Market for expert makeup work, the hospitable staff at the Governor’s Mansion grounds (and Page|Duke Landscape Architectures for creating a stunning place to shoot) and Leila Grossman of Grannis Photography for her amazing images.