I just returned from a Mother’s Day weekend trip to Charleston this past Sunday and I loved every moment in this beautiful southern city! It was filled with flowers, beautiful historic buildings, and delicious local cuisine – true southern charm at its finest!
I’ll be sharing a recap guide to Charleston next week, but first I wanted to give a rundown of what I wore. Luckily, the weather was a balmy 70-80 degrees for the duration of our trip, so I could dress in my favorite spring attire! Charleston put me in full-on warm weather mode, so I wore lots of pastels, gingham, chambray, skirts and dresses, and sandals. I always dress to adapt to my location and try out new styles, and Charleston was no exception! I had a lot of fun dressing more “girly/feminine” than I normally do!
After an early morning flight and getting into Charleston around 10am, I wanted a simple outfit to wear during the hot, sunny day. Olive paperbag-waist linen shorts and a silk camisole helped keep me cool and wedge sandals kept me comfy as we strolled the city streets.
As the sun went away during the evening, the wind picked up and I switched out my shorts for jeans and a blouse to go to a casual dinner.
A day filled with strolling through Charleston, walking along Rainbow Row, and visiting historic houses called for a nicer day dress. This “Polly” dress in pastel pink plaid was perfect – and I was pleasantly to find the lightweight material super comfortable in the heat! I felt fully immersed in the colorful Charleston lifestyle in this outfit!
As the temperatures rose, I went for a super light summer dress in pale blue with delicate embroidery. It definitely kept me cool in the South Carolina heat while still being feminine and pretty! It was also the perfect dress to meet one of my favorite bloggers, Julia Engel from Gal Meets Glam (who created the pink plaid dress I wore the day before)!
I went a little nautical for our final night in Charleston – which also happened to be the hottest! A stretchy denim skirt and flat white mules provided comfort for perusing the night market after dinner, and a navy buttoned blazer kept me warm when the breezes picked up later in the evening.
My fourth and final day in Charleston also happened to be Mother’s Day, so I went all out in a beautiful floral midi dress in a bright azure blue. I also brought out my new Charleston Rice Bead necklace in rose gold that I bought during the trip at Candy Shop Vintage. I love the variety of colorful, traditional rice bead jewelry they have at this quirky shop!
I hope you all enjoyed this rundown of what I wore during my Charleston trip. These outfits were the best way to beat the heat during the day and embrace a more feminine, southern sense of style! Stay tuned for my next