Fashion & Beauty

Iconic and of-the-moment Southern style, curated by our editors


This Will Become Your New Favorite Jennifer Lawrence Movie

The film rendition of Ron Rash’s novel Serena has all the makings of a home run: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, period costumes (with all the glamorous wavy hair, fiery red lips, and silky dresses that comes along with that), and intense Depression-era drama. 

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7 Reasons Anna Wintour is Right: Scarlett O’Hara is a Style Icon

Frankly my dear, we have no qualms naming Scarlett the grande dame of iconic style. After all, she did turn mere curtains into a hoop-skirted confection in what we stipulate to be the birthplace of American haute couture, Tara’s drawing room.

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Road Test: This Hair Tool Will Change Your Morning Routine

People always ask about the perks of trying all the market’s new products as a beauty editor. And while the answer is generally, “Yes, of course, it’s great!” there have been more moments than I’d like to remember during which things didn’t go so smoothly.

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Designer to Watch: By Smith’s Southern Road Trip

Many of us dream of hitting the road to explore the nooks and crannies that make our country special. Just you and your closest friends and an Airstream stocked with snacks and refreshments to take you from town to town.

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DIY Down South: Watermelon Helps Brighten Skin

With Labor Day behind us it might feel like summer is over, but in the South we know the dog days will linger on for weeks to come, and there’s nothing quite as refreshing as biting into a juicy slice of watermelon on a steamy day.

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The Elements of Power Dressing You Need To Be Professional And Chic

It’s back-to-school time for the kids, but for most of us it’s another day at the office. As students dive into courses in arithmetic and geography, we’re offering up a lesson on the elements of power dressing—that is, creating a work-appropriate wardrobe that’s equal parts professional, practical, and chic.

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What to Pack In Your Makeup Bag This Labor Day Weekend

Who better than two beachside-living Florida beauty bloggers to tell you how to have your prettiest Labor Day yet? We asked Beth Beattie and Danielle Norcross of Palm Beach Lately to spill on the essential items they’ll be packing for their weekend getaway.

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Yes, You Can Put a Bow Tie on Anything and It’ll Be Instantly Cuter

This week we teamed up with Southern Proper and Onward Reserve to host a #putabowtieonit challenge for National Bow Tie Day—and y’all, choosing a winner is really hard. From cows in bows to a dapper cast-iron skillet, the entries were too good for us to choose just one (we could have a whole series on all the cute dogs alone!).

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The Best Southern Bow Tie Makers on National Bow Tie Day

We had so much fun with our first-ever National Bow Tie Day #putabowtieonit challenge. Later tonight we reveal our nominees for the winner, but first let’s take a look at some of our go-to Southern (and some honorary Southern) bow tie brands and how they got in on the #putabowtieonit fun.

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Charlotte Brings the Drama of High Fashion with the Pretty Elegance of Southern Style

Guest post by writer Adam Rhew  What sets Southern style apart is our commitment to the classics, blended with a fearless spirit to push boundaries. Few people strike that balance better than Laura Vinroot Poole, owner of Charlotte’s impeccably curated boutique Capitol, and one of the Southern Living’s 75 Most Stylish Southerners. So, I was hardly surprised when I heard she was planning to show Giambattista […]

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