Summer’s Chicest Fashions

By Whitley Adkins Hamlin

For a year now I have looked forward to each month’s opportunity to share my inherited love of fashion with my friends at the beach. Though I reside in Charlotte, North Carolina, with my family, sharing my personal experience and insatiable love of great style with those of you in the Grand Strand grants me one more opportunity to feel connected to a place I cherish and love– so dearly. Earlier this spring, I received one of the most amazing experiences to date in my career when SouthPark Magazine featured a photo shoot I created in their May issue. Inspired by an equal fondness for both bold fashion and enchanting interior design, together with a group of talented colleagues and friends, I crafted a photo shoot to showcase some of the most outstanding fashions available in Charlotte and share this affection.

As I’ve already stated, I love sharing my great passion for fashion, but what I really love about it is the people with whom I am sharing. Relationships are what make my experience so meaningful, and I wanted to do something in an effort to connect more with the people of the Grand Strand. Summer is my favorite season of the year and so I thought, what better time to showcase summer’s chicest fashions available at the beach!

Together with the most lovely team at Sasee, I had the pleasure of working with four boutiques located at The Shops at Sweetgrass to do just that; Millie’s, Taylor’s, TAZ, and Palm Shoes and Collections. I hope that you like a sampling of the outfits we’ve shared here and you feel inspired and excited to visit these local boutiques to see what they have that is just perfect for you or your loved one. The photos shared here are just a sampling of the outfits created for this story. To see them all, be sure to visit the Queen City Style at thequeencitystyle.com. Happy Shopping!


Summer's Chicest Fashions

TAZ

Dress: Parker, Bag: Hobo, Shoes: Trina Turk, Jewelry: Kendra Scott


Summer's Chicest Fashions

TAZ

Romper: Michael Stars, Purse & Shoes: Bedstu, Bracelet: Twine & Twig


Summer's Chicest Fashions

Millie’s Boutique

Dress: Hutch, Bracelet: BCBG, Earrings: Sylvia Benson, Shoes: Cole Haan
(from Whitley’s personal collection)


Summer's Chicest Fashions

Taylor’s Ladies Boutique

Dress: Ivy in Blu, Hat: eugeniakim.com
(from Whitley’s personal collection), Sandals: J. Crew (from Whitley’s personal collection)


Summer's Chicest Fashions

The Palm Shoe Apparel, Shoes and Accessories

Blouse: Dylan, Jeans: Paige, Belt: Suzi Roher, Boots: Red Lucchese, Handbag: Eric Javits


Summer's Chicest Fashions

Millie’s Boutique

Shirt: Belvet, Shorts: Quinn, Necklace: Pixie Belle, Earrings & Bracelet: Millie’s, Shoes: Cole Haan
(from Whitley’s personal collection)

About this writer

  • Whitley Adkins Hamlin is a wardrobe stylist specializing in personal, editorial and commercial work, and the author of the fashion blog, the Queen City Style (www.thequeencitystyle.com). The grand daughter and great granddaughter of wardrobe stylists, Whitley has been exposed to, and collected, one of a kind wardrobe pieces since she was a young girl. As a result, Whitley both learned and taught herself the art of cultivating one of a kind looks she passes on to her clients. In her free time, Whitley is an avid runner who loves spending time with her husband and two young boys, cooking and entertaining and redecorating her house until there is nothing left to redecorate (which is never, ha!).

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