Lookbook

Our Summer Lookbook

Curated by Kristin Chambless

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We enlisted our good friend and talented tastemaker Kristin Chambless of COLOR by K to curate our first lookbook, featuring her favorite pieces from both our stores. Here’s how she styled some amazing looks, plus a bit about her inspiration and style tips! Photography is by the talented Rachel Red Photography.

ROmantic ruffles

How would you describe your own personal style? Feminine, romantic and colorful

What trend are you loving this season? Give me ALL the ruffles! From a ruffle statement sleeve to a layered hemline, I can’t get enough of this trend.

I know you especially love this dress, why is this one of your favorites? I love anything with volume! Especially if it allows me to twist and twirl a bit. This little number is the best summer LWD – the layers and shoulder bows add some pazzaz, while the light fabric is timeless and totally manageable for summer weather.

Tell us about the accessories you chose? I opted to pair this tiered number with delicate, wispy earrings – both have a feminine feel to them, which is fitting for my personal style, and also perfect for any bride-to-be’s!

CHAMBRAY

What do you love about this summery look? In addition to your classic LBD and LWD, there’s nothing more summer themed than a chambray sundress. This particular option is perfect as a stand-alone dress or a beach cover-up with an easy to slide on/off silhouette with elastic neckline.

Tell us about the tote? Beau & Ro’s latest collaboration with artist Meredith Hanson is a match made in heaven! My favorite design is the Nantucket hydrangea tote. The shades of blues make it a great option for the beach or with jeans and a tee around town.

LBD STYLE

Tell us about this evening clutch collaboration? I love seeing local designers work together on innovative original designs. This Beau & Ro x Hart clutch is no exception! The metallic sheen and oversized tassel makes for a beautiful statement, while still remaining sophisticated.

What are your best tips for dressing up a simple black dress? I tend to like to keep my LBD looks simple and classic. Stick to a sleek, black shoe and black or metallic accessories for a timeless look.

How would you tweak this look to bee more daytime? The hi-lo hemline makes this a perfect dress option for a daytime ensemble. Swap out your heels for cognac sandals or wedges and add a rattan crossbody, as opposed to a clutch.

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FASHION

Tell us about lemlem? Lemlem is an artisan-driven collection of women’s, men’s, children’s and home goods made entirely by women in Africa, buy the design and direction of supermodel Liya Kebede. Her flowy silhouettes and use of light and airy fabrics is one of my favorites at The Skinny Dip. Not to mention women are at the heart of lemlem and I love that the brand is committed to helping those women thrive both within its workshops and beyond through its support for lemlem Foundation.

How did you accessorize this flowy dress for around town? Kept this one casual with neutral flat sandals, stud earrings and a straw bag – easy breezy summer at it’s finest.

WIDE LEGS & HIGH WAISTS

Tips for rocking wide leg pants? Keep your shirt on the tighter more structured side to balance out your look.

Does where you’re based effect your style? I’ve always had an affinity for colorful, feminine clothing, but living in a city that really embraces that style has really allowed me to grow and play with it more than ever! At the end of the day, fashion should always be fun and not taken to seriously.

Summertime statement

This is a statement dress! Where would you wear this look? Isn’t it?! This Buru dress is just too fun not to sport all summer long. Perfect for a luncheon, bridal shower, baby shower or summer night on the town.

Speaking of a night on the town, if we came to visit you in Charleston where must we go? Little Jacks Tavern – best burger of your LIFE. Seriously.

Tell us about the accessories you chose? This rattan bag is such a great summer staple – I love adding texture where I can, and rattan, wicker and straw is a perfect way to easily do that. They’re versatile from day to evening and will pair well with everything from jeans to dresses in your closet. 

Laid Back patterns

What do you love about Folly Beach? Folly’s laid-back feel is so comforting for me. My in-laws live on Folly, so it’s a place I’ve frequented for years with lots of fond memories! I will say, the food is not my favorite in town, but what the island lacks in the food department, they make up for in personality.

Tell us about what you love about this cover up and beach tote? Oliphant’s bright patterns and color schemes make for perfect beach attire. Pair any of them with a straw

wear it two ways

Tell us about this wear-it-two-ways look? I adore how timeless and classic this SBJ tunic is. Such a versatile cut and hue of chambray, that works perfectly for a casual daytime sundress to a layered evening look.

Any style tips for easily going from day to night? I always focus on adding/subtracting accessories to transform any look from day to night. Swapping your shoes are a must. From there, focus on your handbag and always add a statement earring for the evening.

Tell us about the accessories you chose? Love the contrast of the rattan crossbody for a casual daytime option, and opted to add a touch of sheen and texture with this half moon Beau & Ro clutch for evening. Two great options you can easily keep in your car or bring with you to the office for a quick switch for day to night!

billowy midi dress

Why do you love this dress? The coloring on this Roller Rabbit number is stunning for summer! Love the pops of pink, along with the vibrant patterned trim.

Tell us about the accessories you chose? An oversized straw tote is a perfect pairing for this billowy midi dress. It makes a statement, while still being practical for holding all the necessary contents of your purse for errands and tackling your day-to-day. I also loved pairing with a flowery drop earring to add an additional feminine touch.

What are these gorgeous flowers all over Charleston? Crepe Myrtles! The have two blooming periods in Charleston and sprinkle the city to so much color.

COZY BASIC

Tell us about Basic Kitchen? Basic Kitchen is still fairly new to Charleston but has quickly become a local favorite. They serve up delicious, healthy options in truly innovative ways – think a mix of worldly dishes inspired by the Mediterranean and Asia, all with honest ingredients. Plus, there’s cocktails and an outdoor patio – which is always a win in my book.

What do you love to order here? Their kombucha is my FAVORITE, not just in the Charleston, but ever. It’s made in-house and served up by tap daily – so light and refreshing, it’s spectacular. BK’s buffalo cauliflower wings are also legendary around town, and definitely worth a visit.

Any tips for cozy style that still looks chic? I love buying my sweaters oversized so I can convert them to a one shoulder or off-the-shoulder ensemble.

BEACH VIBES

Turkish towels are so versatile, tell us about why you love them? Turkish towels are great for your interior home needs + outdoor activities. I have several myself and use them as throws, beach towels, a simple bathing suit cover-up and picnic blankets!

Any tips for a perfect day on the beach? Come prepared! I hate feeling caught off guard or unprepared for a day by the ocean. So I have a permanently packed beach bag in my laundry room during the summer months, fully stocked with a water bottle, my favorite SPF products (skin and lips), towel, sunnies and almond snack packs. You never know when the beach might call!


 

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