The Perfect Charleston Summer Outfit
Summer is a favorite for Charleston. With the warmer weather, the waterfront beckons and outdoor adventures carry us away. Finding the perfect Charleston summer outfit for your events can be a challenge but luckily, we are here for you. We’ve even linked the pieces so you can get your perfect Charleston summer outfit, too!
While we love our beautiful city in the summer, we average 6 inches of rain and 86 degrees from June to August. The fashionable Charlestonian needs an ensemble that is both cool and breezy, and ready for an unexpected downpour. The unique challenge of the summer weather mixed with the unique style that epitomizes our charming city brings together this perfect outfit.
The summer dress is having a big moment. I can hear the collective sighs of relief and excitement from women all across the south. This highly feminine and always easy wardrobe staple is the best way to stay cool and fashionable in the summer. Just throw on a well-fitted, swaying fabric dress and your outfit is basically done. All you have left is shoes and accessories.
The summer’s biggest trends include florals, ruffles, and sheer fabric. Go bold with a bright floral pattern or demure with sweet pastels. No matter the pattern or color, the fabric is key!
The fallback, best all-around fabric for the summer (or anytime, really) is cotton. This lightweight fabric is breathable, easy to care for, and basically found in every store imaginable. You can’t go wrong with a breezy cotton dress!
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The effortlessly simple and chic look of this classic gingham dress shouts southern summer. The tie straps bring a level of fun while an elasticized waist gives the dress shape. This dress is perfect to throw on for last-minute plans with the girls and unexpected rainy weather. The cool fabric won’t stick in the humidity.
You need a bag to carry your umbrella and other summer essentials. This season, straw bags are making a big comeback, and we are in love. They are everywhere, in tropical to classic to retro designs.
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We love this straw bag from Target! At $27, you can’t beat this deal. Big enough to hold everything you need, while versatile enough to go from shopping, to date night, to beach. This Shopper Straw Tote Handbag by Universal Thread for Target is a must-have summer staple this year!
Whether strolling through a garden, walking on the beach, or splashing through a puddle, you need shoes that are versatile and weather-proof! You also want shoes that look great and anchor your ensemble. This is why we think a strappy sandal is the perfect footwear option for your summer outfits here in Charleston.
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These darling strappy sandals from BC Footwear are perfect for every summer occasion. The neutral color means you can pair these babies with almost any outfit. The sole offers support while the ankle lace adds delicate feminine features. Perfect for going from day to date.
While you soak up all of the sun and fun of this season, the perfect outfit will help you not only look amazing but stay comfortable too. With effortless comfort and style, you can play all day.