Memphis Fashion Week 2019 And What To Wear This Spring

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 9th 2019 756 0

Ed. Note: Local stylist and blogger Kim Thomas is back on I Love Memphis today with everything you need to know about Memphis Fashion Week, plus six spring looks that will get you through the season.

Memphis Fashion Week 2019 is Thursday, April 11 through Saturday, April 13. There’s a full schedule and ticket info at the bottom of this post,  including several events free and open to the public. More info + tickets here. 

P.S. If you like this post, check out more of Kim’s spring/fall fashion suggestions (including a couple for the guys) right here


Memphis Fashion Week kicks off Thursday, and as one of the city’s most anticipated annual events, it’s good to know what to expect, and more importantly, what to wear.

The cool thing about MFW is that not only do you get to support the designers and take in their new collections, but it’s prime time for people watching and really having fun with your personal style. Attendees can also wear whatever they want, so whether you’re someone that lives on the proverbial catwalk or like to play it safe (still keep it cute), you’re sure to have a ball with all of the sartorial fun.

The weather is expected to be nice (hello Spring!), and there are a few tried and true trends to look out for when you’re picking out your outfits. I teamed up with some of my favorite local Memphis bloggers + The Shops of Saddle Creek to highlight some cute outfit options if you’re still trying to figure out what to wear.

1. Build your base in black.

clothing + accessories on Andrea: Indigo

clothing + accessories on Shelby: Banana Republic

It’s classic, chic and goes with everything. Focus on the details by pairing classic culottes with a blush tone blouse + a snakeskin clutch, or if you’re a mommy to be, zhoosh up your favorite LBD (little black dress) with some fun heels and accessories. 

2. Jumpsuits + rompers are always fun and flirty.

clothing + accessories on Quaneshia: Banana Republic

clothing + accessories on Elizabeth: Indigo

 One of of the EASIEST pieces that you can invest in for events like MFW is a jumpsuit or romper (I like to call them a one and done pieces). Whether it’s a classic polka-dot option or you go a little more trendy with denim, wear them alone, or with your favorite blazers and fun accessories.

3. A pop of color will always make you stand out.

It IS Spring, so don’t be afraid to rock a cute dress in a bright, fun hue like yellow.

(clothing + accessories on Tabitha: The Loft)

4. Pile on the jewelry  

Layered necklaces will always be in style, so pile them on with a low cut blouse to really make a statement with your look.

(clothing + necklaces: American Threads. shoes + earrings: Indigo)

Whatever you choose to wear during Memphis Fashion Week, you won’t go wrong. Just remember to be yourself and have fun with it!

Thank you to bloggers Shelby (@theshelbyjewel), Andrea (@andreafenise), Quaneshia (@accordingtoq), Elizabeth (@lifestyleinfocus), Tabitha (@tabithafaith) and Emily (@EKRedd) and The Shops of Saddle Creek (Banana Republic, Indigo, American Threads, Loft) for collaborating with me on this post!

Memphis Fashion Week Calendar of Events

THURSDAY APRIL 11

Fashion Night Out (Ticketed Event)

Thursday April 11th, 2019 5:30 – 8:00 PM at Crosstown ConcourseGrab your friends and shop for a cause. Meet designers as well as local makers and be the first to shop the looks you’ll see on the runway. Drinks and appetizers included in the ticket price.

Scout Guide Roof Top Party (Open to the public, free)

Thursday April 11th, 2019 7:30 PM at Hu. Hotel

Party with the designers and fashionistas of MFW at Hu Hotel

FRIDAY APRIL 12

Trunk Show (Open to the public) 10AM-8PM

Crosstown Concourse

Shop the runway and support Memphis Fashion Design Network. Shop local designers as well as the designers you’ll see on the runway.

LRK Featured Designer Runway Shows (Ticketed Event)

Crosstown Concourse Theater

Doors Open at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

National designers will showcase their Spring/Summer Collections.

SATURDAY APRIL 13

Trunk Show (Open to the public, free) 10AM-4PM

Crosstown Concourse

Shop the runway and support Memphis Fashion Design Network. Shop local designers as well as the designers you’ll see on the runway.

Designer Talk (Open to the public, free) 11AM-1:30PM

Crosstown Concourse

Join host Amy Speropoulos as she discussed the history of fashion with some of Memphis’ most fashionable. Sponsored by Local Memphis Live

Saddle Creek Emerging Designer Runway Shows (Ticketed Event)

Memphis College of Art

Doors Open at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm EMDP (Emerging Memphis Designer Project) Designers will showcase their new collections.

To learn more about the events: https://www.memphisfashionweek.org/events

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/memphis-fashion-week-2019-tickets-54716882669


About The Author/Photographer
Kim Thomas is a lifestyle blogger + photographer based in Memphis, TN. Launched in September 2010, her blog KP Fusion provides of-the-moment fashion, style and beauty tips + trends with a little Memphis, TN flavor thrown in. Whether it’s high, low, fast fashion, vintage, or something new, like a well-edited wardrobe, there’s a place for it on the blog.

 


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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