Given that the closest fashion capital to where I live is 500 miles away, I get that the South isn't the most obvious place for a fashion editor to live, but it makes more sense for me than it appears. Long story short, I'm originally from Louisiana, but after moving away for college, I eventually ended up in NYC and then Los Angeles, where I started working at Who What Wear. A couple of years ago, we had to move to Raleigh, North Carolina, for my now husband's job, and there you have it. I'm a fashion editor who lives in the South, working remotely as a Who What Wear editor.
If you've ever been to the South in the summer, you've probably noticed that it's hot and humid, and people dress accordingly. Truth be told, I'm much more influenced by my years spent living in Los Angeles than the South's aesthetic, but I have had to adjust my wardrobe for my new lifestyle and climate. And since the temperatures are rising (as in 95 degrees here this weekend), and summer shopping season is in full swing, I'm sharing my summer shopping list below.