What Would Holley Wear: Southern Girl Style

Southern girls are classy and have great taste….right y’all?  The truth is they always seem to look put-together no matter what the occasion, and “I reckon” it’s because of their Southern upbringing!  

Have you heard the saying “she’s pretty as a peach”?  Well of course you have! Because you were either born and raised in the South or got here as fast as you could!  In fact, I chose this sweet Southern color for my flower girl and bridesmaid dresses….August 14, 1976.

From romantic silhouettes to pretty floral prints, we are major crushing on the peach dresses and skirts on our Pinterest board.  The floral dress shown with a pair of silver and peach pom-pom wrap sandals and matched with a peach Chloe’ handbag is beyond stunning. Another favorite is a ruffle-wrapped skirt worn with a white top tied at the waist…such a fun way to add a little boho to your Southern charm.  “Oh my goodness gracious,” I can feel my heart fluttering!

If you are truly Southern, then I know you just love a scalloped trim.  Kate Spade offers a blue scalloped clutch…lovely for any summer soiree’.  Do you have an event to attend this summer you need to get all “gussied-up” for? Then think about wearing a white lace dress with scalloped bell sleeves, and add a pink YSL bag. We are also crushing on the blue eyelet scalloped dress modeled by blogger, Sarah Vickers (Classy Girls Wear Pearls).  The half-moon wicker clutch and scarf tied around her wrist give her ensemble an extra touch of Southern sweetness.

Though if I had “my druthers,” casual outfits are more my style. The large yellow checked scalloped sweater from Anthropology is super cute and reminds me of a bright summer day.  If you have the legs for a mini skirt, we think a white scalloped mini skirt from Nordstrom’s paired with a blue checked shirt and Kate Spade bow handbag will look “just darling” on you.

If you see a Southern lady wearing an off-the-shoulder top, you will know one thing for sure…“she’s got gumption”!  And what says sassy more than a gingham off-the-shoulder top? A pink gingham top worn with pearls has “Southern girl” written all over it.  Print mixing has every Southern girl’s stamp of approval…point proven with a white floral off-the-shoulder top mixed with a blue floral skirt.   All of the one-shoulder tops on our board definitely show Southern sass. My top pick is a blue checked one-shoulder top paired with an asymmetrical floral skirt…so Southern and so sassy.

I’m pretty sure monograms are considered a Southern fashion staple.  From jewelry to handbags, we Southern gals are all about monograms. A recent gift from my Houston bestie, Linda Brewer (the original Steel Magnolia), was a gold trimmed canvas monogramed tote which I designated as my summer carry-on travel bag.  Just perfect for trips to the beach!

The French design brand, Goyard, offers the ultimate tote.  “I do declare”….I’m starting to wonder if they have a Southern girl on their design team.  Did you know they give you the option of having your designer French bag personalized to fit your Southern style?   To all that, I say…“bless their sweet French hearts”!

“Well, I s’wanne”, (a saying I often heard my Mississippi grandmother use)…All this talk about Southern fashion makes me want to make a pitcher of margaritas and go sit out on the porch.  Oops…I meant to say a pitcher of lemonade. Well for goodness sake….y’all know what I mean!

 

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]   Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board here.

One thought on “What Would Holley Wear: Southern Girl Style”

  1. Hey Holley, I just bought a blue and white checked shirt to wear with white pants now and denim later. I plan to wear a white denim vest with it as needed. Do I need to tuck in the shirt to have a good Holley look?

    Nellie

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