Today, I'm linking up with Leslie for another Celebrating Southern post. Today, the topic is Southern fashion, which I just couldn't miss out on. Now that I live in the fashion capitol of the United States, I have access to pretty much anything I want to wear (at least budget-friendly things I want to wear) but I still make the hour trek to the Upper East Side to the closet Lilly store, because in my opinion Southern girls do fashion best.
One thing I love about Southern fashion is that we tend to err on the conservative side, which I totally love. Southern ladies strive to look feminine, with lots of pastel colors and high heels, and they have perfected the art of looking polished without ever seeming over or under dressed.
In our opinion, pearls go with everything and every southern girl owns a pair. We wear them with sundresses, formal dresses, blouses, and t-shirts. On a regular day, you might find us wearing either pearl or diamond stud earrings. We usually save larger, fun pairs for weekend outings.
In the eyes of a Southern girl, Lilly Pulitzer can do no wrong. You'll find us wearing Lilly to lunch, to church, and to tailgate and watch our favorite college football team on gameday. Double points if the dress is seersucker.
For more formal occasions, we'll spend all day getting ready and our look will be flawless. Its a Southern girls' goal to look perfect and polished - without looking over or under done.
You'll see Southern gents sporting khakis, Loggerhead or Southern Tide polo shirts, sperry boat shoes, and of course the bow tie. Bow ties are one of my absolute favorite things about the South. So precious!
There you have it, a taste of Southern fashion. What are the trends where you live?