For what to wear to specific 2014 events, including Americana Music Festival, The Mad Hatter and Wine on The Bridge, click here. Otherwise, here is a compilation of events we’ve highlighted over the past two years as a reference guide for what to wear to September events in Nashville.
Art Crawl in Downtown Nashville
The first Saturday of every month, downtown art galleries along Fifth Avenue of the Arts and in The Arcade stay open late for this popular event which attracts over 1000 people. Admission is free and most galleries offer free wine and/or other refreshments. This is really such a fun way to embrace our local arts community and walk around downtown! Invite some friends and then make reservations for dinner and really take advantage of our wonderful city! www.nashvilledowntown.com
What to wear: Let your fun, flirty and fabulous side out as we are talking art! But, wear shoes that you can walk in, as you want to be able to walk from your car to the event and walk around to each gallery. And, you might be walking a few blocks to dinner! Outfit below example from Stacey Rhodes Boutique.
Come join together to raise
awareness, er, aWEARness, for ovarian cancer. All proceeds will benefit Gilda’s Club and this promises to be fun and informative. Join us all as we mingle and celebrate life, learn the quiet signs of ovarian cancer (yes, there are some) and are entertained by the fall trends showcased in a fashion show, compliments of Levy’s. All this is happening at Elan Hair & Skin in Green Hills. For ticket information, click here.
What to wear: Think of this event as a fancy Girls’ Night Out. Step it up a notch and have fun. But, don’t be stuffy. If you wear jeans, just throw on a fun top and come on! Outfit below from Levy’s.
Chukkers for Charity
This event benefits the Rochelle Center and Saddle Up! Your entire family will enjoy the action of polo, the golden oldies classic car parade, convivial cabana competitors, a petting zoo for the kids, and fine dining and dancing in the patrons’ tent. The location is simply gorgeous at Riverview Farm. www.chukkersforcharity.net
What to wear: Think preppy yet comfortable as it’s an all day event. White is good, even though it’s after Labor Day. It is polo after all … We found perfect looks at Vineyard Vines.
Girl Scout Luncheon
We are all about loving on the Girl Scouts, as they have been promoting strong, independent girls who are leaders for 101 years! Each year, the Girls Scouts of Middle Tennessee welcome an amazing speaker, one not to be missed. To find out who this year’s speaker is, and for event details, click here.
What to wear: Once upon a time a luncheon required, hands down, a suit. No longer. Wear a polished dress and you will be perfectly appropriate. Outfit below from one of Nashville’s very best places to find that perfect dress, Gus Mayer.
Music and Masterpieces
The Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation, Inc. (formerly The Olive Branch Fund) was created by Laurian and John Scott in the spring of 2008, in order to raise awareness and research dollars for pediatric neuromuscular diseases (NMD). Both the Scott’s children were diagnosed with a rare NMD called Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere (BVVL). Though the discovery of a BVVL gene seemed to be on the horizon, not enough could be done in time to save their children, Thisbe and Noah. The Scott’s hope is that money raised by their Foundation will ultimately result in the finding of treatments and cures for the many neuromuscular diseases that exist, so that no family will ever have to suffer as their family has and still does. Support the Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation by grabbing some friends and attending this special night – it is a festive occasion just bubbling over with hope. www.thisbeandnoah.org
What to wear: This evening event calls for the classic Nashville ‘dressy casual.’ Everyone always asks me what this means. Think dressy jeans, heels, a blouse, a more casual dress. Look nice. Make an effort. Perfect! The outfit below is a perfect example, from a now out-of-business boutique.
Music City Eats
This is the total experience weekend. We’re talking amazing food, demo’s, music and more at a price that’s kinda exclusive. So, what we mean is it’s expensive, but that also keeps it small. Think of it as an in-town vacation and be ready for bootcamp the following week. For a full list of chefs, and a listing of events, click here.
What to wear: My only suggestion is polished comfort and perhaps something that won’t show a spill when you are standing and eating. While I want to advocate jeans and a tee, the problem is that unless they are pajama jeans (please don’t) you may want more room to expand. Truly, you want to eat with reckless abandon and it’s not like you are on vacation, walking for miles between each meal. You will be taking precious few steps but enjoying Nashville in a way you never have before. Don’t take my words as the green light for yoga pants either. A comfy dress is perfect.
This fun event allows you to see the Nashville Zoo at night. The Sunset Safari offers tastings from some of Nashville’s most popular restaurants. With open bars and special drink concoctions, you can stroll by some of the zoo exhibits while sampling a variety of food and enjoying a cocktail. Entertainment will be scattered throughout the zoo.
What to Wear: For an outdoor event at the zoo, I would lean towards a dress to stay cool as the hot sun sets. For a fabulous collection of dresses we always find a great mix at J McLaughlin.
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