Ah, Charleston. A city (town?) of the most epic beauty, with glowing gaslights and winding alleys of cobblestone and antebellum mansions as far as the eye can see. Well, as far as south of Broad Street, that is.
It’s been a month since our 72-hour trip to Charleston, and I’m still dreaming about that beaut of a place. As much as I loved being there, packing for Charleston was tricky for a few reasons.
One, because if you’ve even caught a glimpse of my fashion tastes, you’ll know they veer far from the typical Southern Belle. Secondly — because candid honesty here — Charleston was only one tiny part of our much-longer East Coast excursion that involved rain, cold, hot, sun, wind, frogs, you name it.
Or as I like to call it: A TYPICAL DAY ANYWHERE IN NORTHERN EUROPE.
Needless to say, packing for this trip was a bit of a sartorial nightmare. However, if you’re just heading to one place at a time like a Normal Person, packing for a Spring weekend in Charleston is a relative breeze.
So yes, truth be told, my only main advice I’d give to you? Wear comfy shoes. You will do a lot of walking in Charleston, and as per poetically delightful reference above, there are cobblestones.
Oh, and one last caveat, if we’re talking about truths here: the “weekend” title of this post is a bit of a lie. While we were in Charleston for about 72 hours (aka weekend!), we technically were there Tuesday-Friday. LE GASP, HOW DO I TRUST ANYTHING YOU SAY ON THIS PLACE?! Gooood question, folks. I’m tricksy like that.
Travel Style: What to Pack for a Spring Weekend in Charleston
JEANS | EVERLANE
FLORAL SCARF | CUYANA
MIDI DRESS | FAITHFULL THE BRAND
SUNGLASSES | LE SPECS
COMFY FLATS | NISOLO
SNEAKERS | VEJA
DRESSY CROSS-BODY | JEROME DREYFUSS
SPRING TOTE | HAT ATTACK
LIGHT JACKET | EVERLANE
DRESSY TOP | CUYANA
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