Filled with old-world charm, unique character, and charisma, it’s no wonder Charleston, South Carolina is famous for being one of the most spectacular cities in the nation. In addition to its deeply rooted history and historical ambiance, Charleston boasts a certain style among its people.

For centuries, Charleston style has been shaped and molded by society, climate influences, and its casual, yet sophisticated atmosphere. Charleston style encompasses comfort and class with ample room for individual style preferences and personalities to shine through.

Whether living in or visiting Charleston, you’re outfit should make you feel confident and comfortable. Don’t try to change your style to fit into a cookie-cutter description of Charleston style because you won’t feel comfortable and confident—you’ll feel and appear the exact opposite.

No matter where you live or where you travel, it’s important to be true to yourself with your style and add regional influences that compliment your personality.

So how can you add a hint of Charleston style to your wardrobe?

·        Dress for comfort: When dressing for Charleston, it’s important to check the weather forecast. Since Charleston has varying weather patterns throughout seasons, it’s vital that you’re prepared to weather whatever it is Charleston throws your way. For the most part, Charleston’s hot and humid weather calls for flowy sundresses, walking shorts, and light skirts. Since Charleston tends to be hot and humid, tight fitting outfits aren’t going to let your body breath, which is why lighter materials, and form complimenting cuts are a must. When checking the weather, remember to view the humidity levels, chance of rain, and wind factor. Why wind factor? You don’t want your flowy skirt to fly up spontaneously, do you?

·        Dress for Charleston’s world-famous character: Charleston style is a combination of attire that is both casual and sophisticated. When dressing for a stroll down the battery, or a shopping excursion through King St., don’t wear pumps, or thick sneakers, wear comfortable, open sandals that you feel confident in. Find a pair of sandals that have a unique pattern, such as a braided band, or a fun color that compliments your outfit. When finding the perfect dress to wear downtown, it’s quite simple: look for a dress that fits comfortably and boasts a classy look. Light, cotton sundresses are perfect for walking through the city and reflect just the right amount of comfort and style.

·        Dress for you: You’re not going to look or feel great if you’re not wearing something that is comfortable for you and allows your personality to shine through. Although there is a certain Charleston style, no one dresses the same. Everyone has their own, unique spin on the Charleston style, which is what makes dressing in Charleston so much fun. With that said, wear what’s comfortable for you. Whether you’re more comfortable wearing shorts or more comfortable wearing dresses, you’ll look and feel fantastic in Charleston.


Now that you know the Charleston style, it’s time to find the perfect outfit. Let Charleston Style Concierge be your personal shopper  in Charleston, SC, and help you find clothes that are comfortable, sophisticated, and fit your individual personality. Charleston Style Concierge is dedicated to helping women feel more confident by developing a unique personal style. Contact us  today at 843.323.2466.   

There’s nothing better than a successful day of shopping.  You arrive home proud of your hard work and add your new items to your sea of clothes.  You are confident that the next time you get dressed you will know exactly what to wear.  Clothing with tags still on them is a common problem for many of my clients who struggle with the feeling of having nothing to wear.  After you finish your shopping there are a few things you can do to ensure the things you buy will help you build a versatile wardrobe.


My first tip is to stop feeling guilty about the clothes you have bought and never worn.  The guilt does nothing but eat away at you and at the end of the day, or the beginning as the case may be, won’t help you get dressed any faster.   Put aside your guilt and pull out the clothing in your closet still plagued with tags.  Ask yourself why you haven’t worn them?  Maybe you forgot you had them or maybe they never really fit.   Make a mental note and then find out which items can be returned.  Those that can’t can be sold at consignment stores or ebay, donated to charity, or used in a fun clothing swap with your friends.  Find them a new home and move on.


Next discover how to make sure the purchases you make will help you build a versatile wardrobe with these simple tips.


When you come home from shopping, take a few minutes to try on your purchases again.  Often we need the reality of our own mirror or the reminder of our lifestyle to help us determine how useful an item of clothing will be. 


Next, take the new items into your closet and pair them with the pieces you imagined making outfits with while in the store.  Is the outfit how you pictured?  Will it suit the purpose you intended?


Consider grouping new items together in your closet.  One of the most common challenges for shopaholics is remembering what they have.  Often clothes get stuck in the closet and we forget we even own them.  Review your “new clothing” section every few weeks to make sure you have actually worn the things you bought.


For more tips on creating a versatile wardrobe contact Charleston Style Concierge.

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