A Southern belle may conjure images of massive skirts, delicate lace and pearls galore, but the modern-day Southern woman shakes those stereotypes in two kicks of her distressed leather boots. Deck out your closet with these fashionable finds from Atlanta’s best designers and boutiques to let your Southern swagger shine.
Staple (and Sustainable) White Tee
A wide scoop neck, cap sleeves and silky softness give this 100% organic cotton tee—part of Atlanta-based Alternative Apparel’s collection—a refined silhouette. Perfect Cap Sleeve Organic Pima Top, $48.
Chambray Eyelet Midiskirt
This stunning selvedge skirt by Atlanta native Ann Mashburn is a versatile mid-calf length that can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. Ann Mashburn Petal Midiskirt, $495.
This vibrant tote captures the spirit of designer Alexandria Alli’s bag line, F&W Style—luxurious, practical and affordable. Chloe Tote Red, $325.
These rich-hued, leather boots from The Frye Company are classic and versatile. Kelly Belted Tall in Cognac, $438, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404.685.3793.
Handmade 14K Gold Ring
Jackie Rezk’s delicate, handmade jewelry is feminine and minimalistic, adding a touch of understated flair to your ensemble. Infinity Ring by Jou Jou My Love, $20 at Atlanta MADE.
Elizabeth Heard's new line of handmade barrettes, Flair for the Hair, features a stunning array of colorful agate crystals and gold-plated "party animals," including elephants and rhinos, that enliven even the simplest hairstyle. Black Agate Hair Barrette, $32 at W. Port, 3232 Roswell Road NW, Buckhead, 404.565.1644.