Fashion & Beauty

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


Master The Crop Top Like Reese

  One of our favorite Southern starlets, Reese Witherspoon, masters the season’s hottest trend: the crop top. The Southern icon manages to pull off all of the latest trends while making them flattering and even timeless. As with any look that shows a little skin, the key to keeping the crop top classy is balancing it with a more conservative cut elsewhere. […]

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Buttermilk, Your Secret Beauty Weapon

It’s no secret that Southerners love buttermilk. At Southern Living, we swear by buttermilk for the sweetest of biscuits, pies, cakes, even ice cream. But these days we’re loving buttermilk for its less conventional use: as a beauty tool.

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5 Southern Style Bloggers to Follow Today

On Sunday we co-hosted the wrap party for the second annual Southern Blog Society Conference, put together by Jessica Camarata of My Style Vita and Cathy Anderson of Poor Little It Girl. Dozens of fashion and lifestyle bloggers joined at the W Buckhead to sip champagne and exchange trade secrets about the wild, and yes glam, world of fashion blogging.

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3 Seemingly Fussy Beauty Tricks That Are Worth Your Time

I just spent two weeks on vacation paying little attention to my hair or makeup, and  I’ve never felt better. To me, that’s what summer is all about: a carefree beauty routine that gets you out the door quickly to soak in the long, sunny days. Still, a girl’s gotta look put together.

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The Best Southern-Inspired Nail Polishes

As the long weekend approaches, the chatter around the office is all about our toes. Vain, I know, but we can’t very well be prancing around in sandals for four days with our nails a mess. Last month, we guided you in finding the best polish to suit your personality. This time, we look at the most fun part of picking […]

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Ledbury’s Paul Trible Tells You How to Treat Dad This Father’s Day

When it comes to style it doesn’t get much more dapper than Ledbury co-founder and CEO Paul Trible, a Virginia-born menswear designer who learned the trade in London before returning to his home state to launch a line of sleek shirting, blazers, and accessories.

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The 10 Best Boutiques in the South

We give Charlotte shop owner Laura Vinroot Poole a lot of love around here, and for good reason. When it comes to creating excellent shopping experiences she’s at the top of every best list for her spots Poole Shop and Capitol.

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Jenna Bush Shops for Her All-American Road Trip

When we were dating, my husband, Henry, and I took a “make-or-break-it” trip from Midland, Texas, to Portland, Oregon. Luckily, we made it—in no small part due to stops in places like Marfa, Texas, and the Grand Canyon. More recently, my sister and I took a road trip in a vintage Cadillac throughout the Southwest.

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Atlanta Brothers Make The Bike You’ll Want to Ride All Summer

Many people in the Atlanta area know John Rich by reputation of his highly regarded Hoschton-based shop, Oakleaf & Acorn, where he curates a rugged mix of Southern-bred wares and vintage treasures. But John’s passion for the integrity of well-made commodities extends far beyond the four walls of his store. Now, with the help of his brothers, Jim and Paul, he’s literally […]

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Hey Ladies, What’s the Secret to Your Beauty?

No one knows beauty quite like a Southern woman. That’s why we want to hear from you. From the topic of pearls to hairspray, let us in the secrets to your Southern style. Breeze through this questionnaire, and then tell us in the comments what’s the key to radiant, everyday beauty. Your responses may appear in an upcoming issue!

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