Hey y’all! Allow me a moment to state the obvious–it’s hot! Summertime in Charleston, SC means heat indexes upwards of and over 100 degrees, trips to your local watering holes–be it Sullivan’s, Kiawah, IOP, Folly, Waterfront, Riverfront, or one of the water parks–and staying chic in this third level of wtf heat! Don’t know how to keep it cute in this weather? Don’t worry–Spring and I’ve got you!
I’m in love with single color tye dye right now and nothing says summer quite like it. It’s usually a light and soft fabric and fairly impossible to go wrong with it. I like to pair it with solids and bohemian pieces.
Color is definitely key in the summer and I advocate highly for being your bright and summery best at the beach! But, if being too bright(ly colored) isn’t necessarily your jam, then you can turn it down (for what?! STYLE! That’s what you should turn down for. Or not. Whatevs.) with a neutral colored cover up.
Though, you can never go wrong with versions of black and white. Mix print in neutral colors and fabrics and be fabulous in these streets and on these beaches! White eyelet print just screams summer, so instead of a dress try a pair of shorts or a skirt. Even a nice pair of palazzo or wide leg pants in gauzy fabrics or prints would keep you au currant in this heat.
The number one accessory pick for this weather would be–what else?! A HAT! Skin cancer is real, B. Protect your skin in style with a southern girl’s BFF–a big straw hat!
Or, do what’s popping in the Chuck and top off your season fresh ‘fit with a CHS airport code cap from Aviate brand. They come in different colors and look good with just about anything!
There you have it, just a few of my tips and takes on staying fresh and fly at the beach this summer. Thanks to Spring for being a one stop shop for this guide and to Shop South Boutique (the Aviate cap) for the images. Every piece that I chose is super affordable nothing over $100–probably not even over $50–and from brands/retailers (Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, French Connection, LA Hearts, Freyrs Eyewear, Crocs, and Me to We) we know and generally trust. I keep it real and cost effective for y’all!