It is said that Charleston is the last bastion of seersucker, a sartorial holdout where bon viveurs pair the distinctively puckered fabric with straw hats, foppish bowties, and white buckskin shoes starting the day after Easter. When fall rolls around, gents pull out their bowties made from pheasant feathers. And if the men are having that much fun with their fashions, just images what the ladies put on for a festive night on the town!
While our tradition-steeped Southern finery may seem strange to outsiders, the simple fact is Charlestonians revel in self-expression. Kilts, tutus, and boat shoes all co-exist harmoniously—even at the same dinner party!
Here are three of our favorite fall looks with items from some of Charleston’s noted boutiques. See something you like? Click here for details on where to buy!