Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dressing with Southern Class (& a little bit of sass!)



1. Pearls go with everything. A nice, quality set of pearls is basic piece in every southern wardrobe. Pearls can be worn everywhere from work or a wedding to a baby shower, church, or picnic. Pearls never go out of style and can be passed down through generations. Pair your necklace or earrings with a dress or jeans. You'll look and feel fabulous with them on.
Sterling Silver and White A-Quality Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace (7.5-8mm), 18"



2. Monogram it.
If you liked it, then you should've put a monogram on it! Southern ladies like to add a monogram to shirts, workout shorts, handbags, and sheets. You can even add a monogram to your wall! I love this timeless monogram necklace.
Sterling Silver Fancy Monogram Necklace (18 Inches)

3. Timeless pieces mixed with modern and trendy accessories. The basis of any great southern wardrobe are timeless pieces that you can mix and match. Find ways to bring colorful, modern, and trendy patterns into your wardrobe with accessories!


4. Fun with classic lines. Think Lilly Pulitzer fabrics . Think Seersucker suit. We do like to have fun with a playful pattern! Southern gents have been known to wear shorts in all sorts of tongue-in-cheek patterns. The important thing to remember is that pieces should always have classic, modest lines. Have fun, but command respect!
Lilly Pulitzer Women's Janice Shift

5. Modest and tasteful.
Let's face it. Modern jeans that make your figure look fantastic while standing up, don't always step up to the job while you are sitting down or bending over. The same can be said for semi-sheer to sheer tops or tops with lower cut necklines. A southern lady leaves certain areas to the imagination. I personally own several of these tank tops and wear one almost every day. They help cover areas that jeans and tops can leave exposed. As an added bonus, these tanks make all of your curves feel fantastic. (i.e. Not jiggly!)
Sugar Lips Seamless Rib Tank Top, Black, One-Size

6. Dress for the occasion.
Knowing exactly what to wear for each occasion can leave you feeling panicked and unsure of yourself. Black tie, white tie. Formal, business casual. Company picnic, baseball game. It's important to know what is appropriate and how to make a good impression at all times. Check out this fantastic guide:
A Guide to Elegance: For Every Woman Who Wants to Be Well and Properly Dressed on All Occasions

7. Always support your team, your sorority, and your school.
Southerners are known to support their colleges, sororities, and fraternities for life! A SEC football game is an opportunity for every southerner to bring out the preppiest of fashions in their school colors. I personally love this shirt. Because, well, it *is* home...til the day I die, y'all!
Homeland Tees Women's Georgia Home State T-Shirt

Keep it classy, y'all!
XOXO,
Abby

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