On a recent trip to the lovely city of Greenville, South Carolina, I discovered the crazy contrast between Southern and Northern style. The mecca of people at Greenville’s Fall Festival were out to play in examples of northern styles, southern fashions, and the all out crazy (I’m talking red suede, thigh-high boots).
On further examination of the differences between the two fashion styles, one of my new favorite TV shows popped into my head. Hart of Dixie on The CW follows the story of Zoe Hart, New York City born doctor in the small town of Bluebell, Alabama. While Zoe represents the epitome of New York style, her archenemy Lemon couldn’t be more of a southern belle.
Chic New Yorker
Even though she strolls the streets of small-town Bluebell, Alabama, Zoe Hart knows how to rock her own style. To follow in her footsteps, stick to neutrals but with small pops of color. Fit is also very important, and Zoe Hart definitely knows what fits her well. Our “pin of the day” TV star, always defines her waist perfectly. Throw on a belt or try high-waisted shorts to get this New Yorker’s sexy, yet subtle style.
Sweet as Pie Alabama
Ms. Lemon Breeland is the essence of southern belle style. Her platinum blonde, coiffured locks and pulled-together ensembles fit the south to a T. However, Lemon still knows how to look like a woman in her sugary sweet outfits. To wear a look like Lemon’s, without looking like you stepped out of the 50’s, don’t be afraid to combine textures and even patterns. Put on a cardigan with embroidery to balance out a graphic print dress or blouse. To finish off a look like Lemon’s don’t forget some sassy southern charm.
Wherever you hail from, or whatever has brought you to Columbia, style is style. So, Northern, Southern, Western, or even European, know your own fashion sense and rock it just like Zoe Hart and Lemon Breeland.