Southern fashion doesn’t often follow the same course as popular trends everywhere else in the country. Like the unique lifestyle, where it’s still totally acceptable to borrow a cup of sugar and summer days are spent chatting on the porch with a tall glass of sweet tea, Southern style outfits reflect the quintessential perspective of everyone who lives down south.
If you want to stay on top of the styles and looks of the up and coming Southern gal, read on for our top tips on how to create cute Southern outfits that will always ensure you stand out.
Trending Colors | Shades of Sunshine
While lavender is taking the rest of the U.S. by storm, us Southern ladies are more drawn to sunshine hues. Yellow is making a huge comeback for us, and you’ll find it everywhere! Whether it’s the background for a fun print or the main event of a bold blouse, yellow looks great on almost every skin tone.
Yellow is also a really easy color to mix and match with other hues. Go the complementary route and choose bold pinks, blues, or purples. For a completely different look, keep your closet analogous and create fiery fashion with oranges, amber, and golds.
Designer-Inspired Prints | Go On Safari
In the South, flowery prints have always had the upper hand, but this year, Southern fashionistas are putting their foot down. Everywhere else is still throwing on blooms for spring, but we want to hit the safari with bold and exciting animal prints. Leopard in particular is close to our hearts, but we also love zebra and tiger stripes as well as giraffe and cow hide prints.
The best thing about animal print is that it looks good on nearly everything. From tops and dresses to purses and shoes, you can go as daring or as subtle as you want with your pattern choices. Create a cute Southern outfit with just a hint of your wild side on a purse or go all out with a safari from head to toe.
Camo’s Fashion-World Takeover
Camo styles have come and gone over the years, but one thing is certain: the latest blogger influencer verdict is in: camo is being embraced in the hottest new looks in Southern fashion and beyond.
In our camo selections, we love combining feminine silhouettes like this adorable relaxed-fit tie tank with lightly distressed denim. We’ve seen the print in every style of women’s fashion, be it trendy blouses or comfy joggers. And we’re so excited to see more of this print being available for us (and our customers) to wear.
Trendy Accessories | Bamboo Bags
Embroidery has always been at the heart of many Southern style outfits and accessories, but there’s something else coming to the forefront of Southern fashion. Bamboo bags are the new it-girl trend and we love, love, LOVE it. One of our most popular pieces is a jade green half-moon purse with structured slats that is just the perfect statement piece for any event. It always sells out so fast, but we do our best to restock it often.
Earrings | All About Tassels
Southern fashion takes earrings to the next level, above and beyond your everyday gold hoops or studs. At Rhinestone Leopard, we are all about tassels and fabric details! Tassels are a super versatile construction piece, and you’ll find designs ranging from flared half circles and knotted creations to multimedia pieces that incorporate leather and beading.
Update Your Wardrobe
If you’re ready to step up your closet with the newest trends in Southern fashion, Rhinestone Leopard is here to help you do it! Browse our collection to discover new favorites right now!