Packing for a Weekend in Charleston : The Ultimate Jetset Packing List
Going to school in the South (at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), I’ve been to Charleston more times than I can count – and it continues to be one of my absolute favorite places in the world. It’s also one of my favorite places to pack for in the world. I mean, how can you beat balmy Southern nights and warm coastal breezes? Charleston is in a league of its own when it comes to fashion and style, and packing as a newcomer coming to Charleston (or the South) for the first time can be intimidating! What should you wear for a trip to Charleston? I’m here to help.
Let’s break it down by a Charleston packing list, and then some outfit inspo (with shopping links!) to get you ready for your trip.
What do people wear in Charleston?
The Charleston style is conservative, feminine, and classic. But that doesn’t mean it’s not fun at the same time. The shopping in Charleston is some of the best you’ll find anywhere, and that world-class style is reflected on the locals. This is the town where girls get ready for two hours before event thinking of leaving the house. A town of women who wouldn’t be caught DEAD with their hair not perfectly blown out, and who pride themselves on having the best closets in the game. Intimidated yet? Don’t worry, we’ll make sure you’re dressed to impress for your weekend in Charleston.
Packing list for a weekend in Charleston, staying 3 nights:
Here’s what I’m packing for Charleston for 3 days: 1 plane outfit, 3 daytime outfits, 3 going out/dinner outfits, 1 workout outfit, and 3 pairs of shoes : sneakers, wedges, and sandals I can walk in. I’m also packing 2 swimsuits, sunglasses, a sunhat, and a cute tote bag. I can fit all of this easily in my suitcase – which is more compact than most but still almost always a checked bag (because #beautyproducts)
Some outfit ideas for Charleston!
Brunch & shopping on King Street:
Shop these dresses:
Dinner, drinks & girl’s night out:
Going out to dinner in Charleston and then out? This adorable dress just screams King Street to me. I love it, and would pair it with a pair of nude wedges for the ultimate South Carolina look.
These are The South’s favorite hoops – in college, literally EVERY single girl had them. They’re still my go-to hoops.
What to wear to the beach in Charleston:
What to wear in Charleston in the Fall:
Autumn brings sunshine, blue skies, and generally temperatures that average in the 70s. It’s a great time of year to break out some fall florals, chic jewel tones, and day-to-night outfits.
and.. if you’re traveling to Charleston later in the fall when the weather starts to cool, these are some of my favorite picks
This is the best carry-on bag I’ve EVER had. Well worth every penny.
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