As temperatures soar, it becomes increasingly difficult to discern what to wear, especially since so many July events are held outdoors. From riverfront concerts at The Music City Fourth of July to the Human Landscape exhibit at Cheekwood to the Hot Chicken Festival in East Park, July is packed with festive happenings. To avoid unsightly amounts of sweating and chafing, it’s wise to choose a breezy dress and completely shirk the discomfort of denim and other confining fabrics.
We’ve put together a fantastic list of dresses from Gus Mayer, Calypso St. Barth and J. McLaughlin, with accessories from Anatra, Cindi Earl and AshBlue, that will quickly become your summer wardrobe staples. We’ve also included some handsome casual looks from The Oxford Shop for the fellas. Even if you aren’t vacationing at the beach this season, you can don a new frock for one of July’s festivities. These versatile looks can work for a handful of outdoor events: