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On any given day in the Southern Weddings office, you’re likely to find at least one of us wearing a chambray shirt. Easy, versatile, and stylish–it has been rumored that the chambray shirt is the unofficial uniform of the Southern Weddings gal. While I can neither confirm nor deny said rumor, it’s definitely become a staple in all of our personal wardrobes.

From fedoras to pearls, we all like to put our own individual spins on this classic piece, so for today’s Southern Style post, I asked my fellow SW gals to share their favorite ways to style their chambray shirts!

Since I’m melting here in sunny Florida, I love to style mine with bright, fun shorts and the absolute necessities for Southern summers: anti-humidity spray and a sassy water bottle!

Anti-humidity spray | Water bottle | Lilly Pulitzer shorts | Monogrammed Jack Rogers | Nail polish in ‘Maddison’ | Pearl earrings

Emily wanted to recreate one of her favorite looks from a speaking engagement. I love how polished, yet fun, her style is!

Statement necklace | Pearl earrings | White skirt | Leopard print flats | Bangle

Nicole can clearly pull off “cool girl chic.” Her relaxed shorts and fedora combo is ready for the last summer getaway!

Fedora | Blush | Shorts | Sandals | Clutch

Classic and perfectly polished, Kristin’s styling can go from casual Friday to date night with one swipe of pink lipstick.

Pearl earrings | Lipstick | White jeans | Jack Rogers | Watch

Amber is rarely caught without an adorable dress on, so it’s no surprise that she’d pair chambray with this adorable skirt and feminine accessories.

Necklace | Lipstick | Skirt | Perfume | Phone case

Taking the twist a bit further, Jess would even tie up her top (like this) over a striped dress for a more relaxed look. And, that bag is the perfect size for her laptop!

Watch | Sandals | Striped dress | Tote

The always-stylish Lisa, combines her chambray with chic black leggings and bright pink accessories for the perfect summer-to-fall transitional look.

Bracelet | Earrings | Ballet flats | Leggings | Tote | Lipstick

What’s your favorite way to wear this closet staple?

marissa Written with love by Marissa
  1. avatar Kelly reply

    So cute! Love this post!

  2. avatar Ashlynne reply

    Great job ladies! <3 Such a fun post! All of the outfits are perfectly on point ;)

  3. avatar Christina @ Christina Leigh Events reply

    I love this post! I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Jess, but I love how each option is each of you girls to a T! SO fun and chambray is definitely a staple of the south!
    XO Christina

  4. avatar Cassi reply

    This post is so fun! Please make this a series!

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Born a northerner and the daughter of a Coast Guard captain, I usually think of seaside weddings and their nautical flag palettes as the province of New England nuptials. But that’s not quite right, because the South has miles and miles of coastline, and a boating culture all its own! Rachel Red Photography and Lindsay Bishop Events chose to embrace the bold colors and simple style of Charleston Harbor for this elopement inspiration shoot, and I must say, it’s a breath of fresh (salty sea) air.

A few words from Lindsay on the inspiration behind this shoot:

When they began planning their wedding, the two of them knew that they didn’t want a grand gathering; it just didn’t feel like them. Madeline and Chandler wanted to celebrate the beginning of their marriage surrounded with only the people that meant the most to them, in the place that they felt most at home. Eloping on a sailboat at sunset just felt right! The Schooner Pride was the perfect vessel for their nuptials. Modeled after an 18th century coastal trading schooner, the 84’ tall ship embodied all of the romantic, historic elements that Madeline loves so much about Charleston. They used signal flags to frame their quaint ceremony space, spelling “Forever” in the colorful emblems. With a color palette inspired by the signal flags they love so much, their distinctly nautical style was reflected in every detail. A beautifully textured blue and white striped linen adorned the main dining table, and weathered wood boards were paired with shining gold flatware to evoke feelings of an old ship. Soft Turkish towels made lovely accents for a number of food displays.

After the ceremony, their intimate group enjoyed an enormous farmer’s snack board filled with charcuterie and cheese, accompanied by savory shrimp salad boats and succulent pickled shrimp, paying homage to the low country’s abundance with tons of local ingredients. No Charleston party is complete without oysters, and Madeline and Chandler didn’t disappoint with a giant clam shell full of raw oysters paired with lemon slices and adorable mini bottles of Tabasco sauce!

Ship: Schooner Pride | Photography: Rachel Red Photography | Planning and floral design: Lindsay Bishop Events | Rentals: Ooh Events and Polished Tabletop | Linens: La Tavola | Bride’s dress: Lovely Bride | Jewelry: Victor Barbone Jewelry | Menswer: Menguin and Banana Republic | Hair and makeup: Paper Dolls Wedding Hair & Makeup | Paper goods: The Silver Starfish | Food: Cru Catering | Turkish towels: Charleston Weekender | Signal flags: My Signal Flags

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Renee reply

    Who is the floral desogner

  2. avatar Rachel Red Photography reply

    Thank you for sharing this fun session! Your blog is full of gorgeous inspiration, so it’s quite an honor for us to be a part of that today!

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If there’s a recurring struggle among our newlywed home tour couples, it’s this: how to combine households when two become one. What stays? What goes? What new items need to be added to create a space that’s reflective of your personalities, and warm and comfy for hosting friends? There’s no easy answer (and probably several long conversations in your future about which sports posters and/or Lilly Pulitzer pillows will make the cut!), but we’re excited to share a shop filled with personalized home picks and wedding gift ideas that would all be welcome additions.

Love to entertain? Things Remembered has you covered with drinkware for all occasions, including cozy dinners at home with just the two of you. A personalized cheeseboard and monogrammed wine glasses make even a random Tuesday feel like a celebration!

They also have sweet options for remembering your wedding in your home, like picture frames and shadow boxes. Any of these would make lovely wedding gifts, too!

Using a universal wedding registry like Amazon? Add a few of Things Remembered’s personalized gifts to your list. We can’t help you with every decorating decision, but their classic pieces will get you started off on the right foot!

See their full selection of wedding gifts and personalized home items on the Things Remembered site. Happy shopping, and happy decorating! :)

This post is brought to you by Things Remembered–thanks for your support of the brands that make Southern Weddings possible! Interested in being an SW sponsor? Email marissa at!

emily Written with love by Emily

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