It’s getting to be that time of year when love is most certainly in the air. Some may celebrate with a romantic night for two at a favorite Nashville restaurant while others choose to round up their best ladies for a Galentine’s night on the town. And there’s certainly no shame in getting a Valentine’s Day card and chocolate heart from Mom and Dad either – or so we’ve been told …

As a Valentine’s Day gift to you, our readers, we sought out two models that we knew all of Nashville would love. Wells Adams, radio host at 105.9 The Rock and contestant on both “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise,” and Jessica “Figgy” Figueroa, a contestant on “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X,” graciously agreed to spend an afternoon with us modeling looks from shops around town.

Wardrobe consultant Rebecca Thompson selected ensembles that could work for date night and girls’ night alike, and we found some fabulous February events for showing off your new looks. Read on to see exactly what to wear to Frankie Valli’s concert with Nashville Symphony, Three Blind Vines at The Factory and A Red Carpet Evening at The Belcourt.

We shot on location at The Bridge Building, located across the river from Broadway. Wells and Figgy modeled today’s sleek looks from Johnston & Murphy, Native + NomadOak HallGus Mayer and H. Audrey. And they look pretty fabulous, if we do say so ourselves!

The Event: Valentine’s Day with Frankie Valli and the Nashville Symphony

  • February 14 & 15
  • Relive the best music from the ’60s and ’70s with the iconic Frankie Valli
  • For tickets and more information, click here

What to wear: Standard attire at the Nashville Symphony is business casual, but if you want to make sure your date “can’t take his eyes off you,” we suggest kicking things up a notch. Find your new favorite blouse-skirt combo or a dynamite dress at Native + Nomad, or a timeless blazer from Johnston & Murphy.

Looks #1 & #2:

On Wells (from <a href="https://styleblueprint.com/nashville/guide/johnston-murphy/" target="_blank">Johnston &amp; Murphy</a>): Lightweight wool windowpane blazer, $248; Cotton print shirt, $98; J Brand Tyler slim fit pant, $228. On Figgy (from <a href="https://styleblueprint.com/nashville/guide/native-nomad/" target="_blank">Native + Nomad</a>): Blaque Label faux leather skirt, $149; Basically Me shiny balloon sleeve top, $66

On Wells (from Johnston & Murphy): Lightweight wool windowpane blazer, $248; Cotton print shirt, $98; J Brand Tyler slim fit pant, $228. On Figgy (from Native + Nomad): Blaque Label faux leather skirt, $149; Basically Me shiny balloon sleeve top, $66

Look #3:

Wells rocks some dapper duds against the Broadway backdrop.

On Wells (from Johnston & Murphy): Lightweight wool plaid blazer, $248; Reverse Micro Squares Neat shirt, $98; J Brand Tyler slim fit pant, $228

Look #4:

Figgy looks striking standing next to the Cumberland River in her one shoulder dress.

On Figgy (from Native + Nomad): Blaque Label one-shoulder dress, $169; Theia waterfall earrings, $88; Shelley brown choker, $125

The Event: Three Blind Vines at The Factory

  • Saturday, February 18, 2017
  • A party with a purpose that benefits the Old Old Jail (or as it will soon be known, the Big House for Historic Preservation) in Franklin
  • For tickets and more information, click here

What to wear: We’ve always seen a mix of ensembles at Three Blind Vines and expect this year to be no exception. For events that straddle the line between business casual and cocktail, men can’t go wrong with a dark jean and blazer or chic jacket like what we found at Oak Hall. The possibilities for this event are practically endless for women, but we think this is the perfect opportunity to show off your winter white pants and a faux fur top like Figgy’s look from Gus Mayer. Falling back on the trusty staple of dark denim and a contemporary top would be equally appropriate!

Looks #1 & #2:

Wells and Figgy make quite the pair!

On Wells (from Oak Hall): Blue and green plaid blazer, $1,195; Vince blue sweater, $245; AG-graduate jeans, $189. On Figgy (from Gus Mayer): Love Token ivory top, $275; AKRIS cream pant, $395

Personality pic of Wells Adams!

Personality pic! Plus we love the shot of the Pedestrian Bridge in the background.

Figgy looking fun and fierce.

Figgy was as fun and fierce at our photoshoot as she was on “Survivor!”

Looks #3 & #4:

Wells and Figgy do casual looks at The Bridge Building.

On Wells (from Oak Hall): Rag and Bone t-shirt, $80; Vince suede jacket, $895; AG-graduate jeans, $189. On Figgy (from Gus Mayer): Blank pull-on flare jeans, $88; Lola and Sophie cold shoulder top, $145; beaded necklace, $430

The Event: Red Carpet Evening at The Belcourt

  • Sunday, February 26, 2017
  • An elegant evening for film fans to watch Hollywood’s biggest night at the fabulously renovated Belcourt
  • For tickets and more information, click here

What to wear: Oscar predictions are out, and the race is on to see all the nominated flicks in time for Hollywood’s biggest night. Before watching the stars strut their stuff on The Belcourt’s big screen, make sure your own attire is worthy of the red carpet. Suits of all colors, styles and materials (including velvet!!) can be found at Oak Hall, while everyone can see below that H. Audrey has some of the glammest digs in town.

Looks #1 & #2:

The reality TV world in Nashville is a small one - these two are old friends!

On Wells (from Oak Hall): Samuelsohn blue wool suit, $695; Eton pink dress shirt, $275; Dolcepunta tie, $185. On Figgy (from H. Audrey): Elizabeth and James black Carly gown, $695; gold choker, $245

Looks #3 & #4:

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On Wells (from Oak Hall): Armani velvet blazer, $1,395; PT o1 trouser, $395; Eton dress shirt, $265. On Figgy (from H. Audrey): Nicole Miller red strapless ruffle top, $245; Nicole Miller red tube skirt, $255; black necklace, $195; velvet choker, $25; Badass clutch, $150

A gorgeous Armani velvet blazer from Oak Hall.

We had to show off the detail on this blazer – stunning!

Figgy rocked this red two piece outfit from H. Audrey!

Figgy rocked this red two piece outfit!

Let’s take a look behind the scenes …

Trish McEvoy makeup at Private Edition

Cosmetics for today’s shoot were exclusively Trish McEvoy skincare and color products. Private Edition carries Trish McEvoy and is hosting two Spring Artist on Location events at their Green Hills store February 2-4, 2017; call (615) 292-8606 to make an appointment. Stop in to sample these beauty finds for all-day wear! The Cosmetic Market Brentwood and Cool Springs locations will be carrying Trish McEvoy products later this spring.

The What to Wear team for StyleBlueprint is the best of the best!

Figgy gets pampered and primped by the best of the best! Makeup artist Leigh Gately, with Private Edition, puts the finishing touches on Figgy’s makeup as wardrobe consultant Rebecca Thompson makes final adjustments to make sure everything fits just right. We were lucky to have such an outstanding team help us with the shoot!

The Bridge Building offers stunning views of Downtown Nashville.

If you are in need of a space to host an upcoming wedding or large event, The Bridge Building is a fabulous venue in the heart of Nashville. With large windows overlooking the Cumberland River and ample outdoor space to let the party overflow, plus a rooftop space perfect for taking in the downtown cityscape, it’s the perfect blank slate on which to build an elegant evening!

Special thanks to Wells and Figgy for being our models and to Rebecca Thompson for styling the shoot. And thank you to Leila Grossman of Grannis Photography for the beautiful photos!

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