October 28, 2015

Nashville’s a Little Bit Country (and I’m a Little Bit Rock and Roll)

So we have been living here in Nashville for a little over 3 months now which is hard to believe. It feels like we’ve been here just a few days and forever at the same time, but I think I’m finally starting to get a feel for the town. One thing that’s always been obvious to me, even when we were just visitors, is that Nashville certainly has it’s own fashion sense. There are some crossover looks with how I usually dress (and a few differences too!), but it’s been fun to try out some new things and see if they stick.

I thought it would be fun to do a “Gummergal does Nashville” look so I’m working with one of my fave online shops LuLu’s to put together the quintessential Music City look done my way. Thankfully for me, one of the most spotted items out and about is totally the leather jacket. I’m a bit of a collector of different styles and colors of moto jackets, so that accessory is a total no brainer for me. I wear them spring, summer, fall, and into the winter as long as possible before I have to break out the “senseable” winter coats.

Nashville is a pretty lively city for sure, but I’ve noticed that the general color palette of clothing is pretty muted. I don’t really mean just black and white (that’s usually what I’m wearing 90% of the time), but a lot of browns, navy, army green and wine reds. You may remember from previous color rants that I have major soul crushing issues wearing navy or brown (I. Just. Can’t. Even), but army green is actually a good color for blondes with hazel eyes and I’ve branched out into buying more red in the last few years, so Imma stick with those guys, mmmkay?

Plaid is also pretty popular at all times of the year here in Nashville, so it’s easy to let your inner 90’s chick out whatever the weather. Plaid sleeveless shirts in summer, button downs for fall, plaid coats for winter…you get the idea. They ain’t mad at plaid, y’all hear?

One of my other favorite things that they love here is fringe. I like how it moves and how playful it looks on clothing, so I’m always glad to see a little fringe being worn on boots, bags, or jackets. What’s not to love??
                                   Jacket, Dress, Shoes, Bracelet, and Bag c/o LuLu’s

Actually, I finally realized that the secret to dressing like a Nashville local is to dress like it’s fall all year round. Is it 100 degrees out? Well then yes you should still wear your leather boots and suede fringe jacket with your cutoffs…you’d be crazy not to! I’m kind of curious to see more of how they dress for the middle of winter. Will I be the only girl at the coffee shop with a giant fluffy coat on or will there be a few other furry gals joining me in being as warm as possible? I guess we’ll see soon enough!

xo. Laura

9 thoughts on “Nashville’s a Little Bit Country (and I’m a Little Bit Rock and Roll)

  1. Jennifer

    Welcome to Nashville! I am one of the few Nashville natives around, plus a lot of my friends. 🙂 I will definitely be bundled up with you this winter! A lot of us do not like the cold. But I will never wear a jacket in the summer. Tank tops and sandals all the way! Please feel free to bring your rock n’ roll side out here!

    1. thebandwifeblog Post author

      Oh, I will! Sometimes it’s good to be exposed to new styles though, you may find something new you really like!

      Laura 😉

  2. Maggie

    Love this! Im also blonde, and I avoid brown and navy like the plague (I also love black, but am not a huge fan of navy with black, which also aids to me avoiding it).


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