what to wear shopping

when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping. am i right?! seriously, in my mind’s eye, shopping has always been FUN. but when i’m on vacation and a vacay with a bestie who also loves to shop? well, it’s time to throw on a pair of comfy and cute shoes and hit the streets. today, i’m sharing what to wear shopping in Savannah.

since Savannah is a hop, skip, and jump from Athens, i can pack my suitcase to the brim if i so choose. that’s the difference between air travel and car trips – suitcase weight allowances. ha! but when i pack for a 3-day getaway, i typically hit the sweet spot as i pack per occasion, not per item. e.g., i plan an outfit specifically for a shopping expedition, sightseeing, lunch/dinner, or a boat excursion. if you’re the type of woman who wants choices, then add an extra outfit or two if need be. 

what to wear shopping

there are two types of shopping expeditions – indoors or outdoors. since Savannah is an outdoor shopping venue with some of the best boutiques littered along Broughton Street and Bull Street, i need to pick my outfit wisely. what to wear shopping, especially when the temps hover around ninety degrees? here’s how i decide. when i am on my feet all day, a pair of comfy shoes is what i choose first. if our feet aren’t happy, then mama ain’t happy. choose wisely. espadrilles (old, similar opens in a new windowhere and opens in a new windowhere) are a favorite summer shoe with a wedge sole offering oodles of comfort. a dress would be a perfect choice to wear on a hot summer day. shorts or a skirt would also work. but when i was in Atlanta last weekend, i bopped into opens in a new windowBanana Republic and found this adorable pair of opens in a new windowlightweight pants  that are the perfect alternative to blue jeans. summer neutrals are always on-trend, so i knew these opens in a new windowpants would be on summer repeat. recently, i had a chance to visit opens in a new window Bloomingdale’s and picked up this opens in a new window tee with a subtle camo print. love how the color palette is in sync with the pants.

when you’re outfit is rooted in neutrals, accessories are the name of the game. a opens in a new windowfunky necklace and bangles (old, opens in a new window similar here) add oomph, a croco embossed belt (old, opens in a new windowsimilar here) adds polish. and if i’m power shopping, i want a opens in a new windowhandbag that can easily fit a bag or two. add a crossbody strap, and this girl is in heaven. but don’t forget a pair of jazzy earrings will always add that extra something.

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where to shop in Savannah

along Broughton Street:

opens in a new windowThe Paris Market – this is a must when visiting Savannah. the store is filled with unique treasures and is a visual feast. and if you’re the teensiest bit hungry, they have a café attached to the store where they serve coffee, tea, wine, champagne, and fresh-baked pastries.

opens in a new windowSavannah Bee Company – if you love honey, you will love this boutique.

opens in a new windowSpartina 449 – think Lily Pulitzer, Kate Spade, or Draper James. super cute shop with super cute accessories, including scarves or pillows with favorite locations.

national retailers are also found along Broughton Street – H&M, Free People, Lily Pulitzer, Banana Republic, LuLu Lemon, to name a few. and if you love ice cream, then you have to stop at opens in a new windowLeopold’s Ice Cream who has been in business since 1919! it’s truly worth the wait in line.

shopping on Bull Street:

opens in a new windowRed Clover, opens in a new windowHarper, and opens in a new windowShopSCAD that houses a unique community of artists that showcase handbags, accessories, jewelry, and home goods.

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ladies who go shopping also love to stop for lunch. opens in a new windowThe Olde Pink House is one of my favorite spots in Savannah. they also dish up some tasty treats and delicious cocktails. 

The Olde House “Pink Lady”

Mac and Cheese Jalapeño Poppers. so good!

Lobster Rolls

BLT Salad featured on the Food Network

 

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34 Comments

  1. Susan wrote:

    You are in one of my very fav places!Leave a few things in the stores for me to buy on my next trip. Have fun.you look great!
    i usually pack for events,but it is hard work to pare down for the luggage restrictions!

    Posted 6.14.21
    • i tried my best not to shop too hard! thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 6.14.21
  2. Carroll wrote:

    Great outfit! I love every piece.

    Posted 6.14.21
    • thanks so much for stopping by!

      Posted 6.14.21
  3. Betty wrote:

    Great blog post Beth! I really enjoyed this post – from the fashion, the Savannah sites, to the food pics! It’s been a minute since I’ve visited Savannah. Thanks for sharing your visit! I’m looking forward to the next post! What a perfect girls trip! 🌴

    Posted 6.14.21
    • Savannah is a city after my heart! it’s easy to navigate, has load of history and great restaurants! what more could you ask for?
      oh, that’s right, shopping!

      Posted 6.14.21
  4. Eve wrote:

    A great look for shopping. You look cool and comfortable but still have that polish. I love the Belt and shoes. Black is just too harsh for summer for me but brown feels right.

    Posted 6.14.21
    • i love both black and brown for summer but i’m happy to hear brown is up your alley!

      Posted 6.14.21
  5. Sheila McHardy wrote:

    Beth, you’re lifting my spirits with thought of actually going to the shops! I live in Ontario Canada and we’re just beginning a partial opening of some stores and patio dining at restaurants. I’ve enjoyed your daily uplifting tips. Thanks!

    Posted 6.14.21
    • nothing makes me happier to hear than this! take heart, you’re slowly opening back up and life will return to a new normal.

      Posted 6.14.21
  6. The whole combo is adorable!!
    the way you wear it also.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Enjoy your trip

    Posted 6.14.21
    • Savannah is simply an easy town to visit.

      Posted 6.14.21
  7. Glenda wrote:

    Love all the summer outfits but unfortunately up in Canada, I’d love ideas what to wear in the cold or wet weather!

    Posted 6.14.21
    • there are six years of posts to peruse. the shoulder seasons here in Georgia March, April and May or September or October would be
      the months i would check first. hope this helps.

      Posted 6.14.21
  8. Samantha wrote:

    You look sooo cool, in every sense of the word.

    Posted 6.14.21
    • thanks, samantha! you made my day!

      Posted 6.14.21
  9. MaryLynne wrote:

    Hi Beth
    I am so glad to see you have an outfit for shopping. I see people so horribly dressed (or undressed) at the mall or other shopping areas, it’s good to see you looking so put together. I can create a similar outfit from my closet. I would include the Panama hat from Nordstrom that I ordered awhile ago because I can’t be in the sun without one and just ordered the straw tote. I haven’t been shopping since last October so will make it an event and look good too. I loved Savanna but didn’t see any of the things in your post. Would like to go back sometime

    Posted 6.14.21
    • thank you for the lovely compliment!

      Posted 6.14.21
  10. This is a great look! so cool and comfortable and chic at the same time. looks like you had a great time in Savannah!

    Posted 6.14.21
    • it’s always fun to travel with your best girlfriend

      Posted 6.14.21
  11. Christine F wrote:

    I really like this outfit! Comfortable and classy. Just watched a Netflix show on food in Savannah and thought of you. You should watch it, had me drooling 🤤 Fresh, Fried and Crispy

    Posted 6.14.21
    • it’s a foodie town for sure!

      Posted 6.14.21
  12. Best outfit i think you have worn. Just perfect

    Posted 6.14.21
    • thanks, carol! that’s high praise indeed.

      Posted 6.14.21
  13. Tenley wrote:

    This is one of your bests posts. All the descriptions are so good you make me want to return to Savannah. Another stop (if you’re interested in history) is the boat museum. They have authentic models of wood built ships. Thanks for the virtual trip to Savannah!

    Posted 6.14.21
    • just love Savannah! it’s unpretentious but oh so good!

      Posted 6.14.21
  14. Mary wrote:

    Love the look. You are always so confident.

    Posted 6.15.21
    • thank you for the lovely compliment!

      Posted 6.15.21
  15. Patsy wrote:

    I live in Charleston and still love to shop Savannah! These two have aged with grace and charm that is shared with all who visit.

    Posted 6.15.21
    • i absolutely love the history, architecture, and all of the a-ma-zing restaurants these two cities offer.

      Posted 6.15.21
  16. Lyn wrote:

    Beth, you are a wonderful travel guide! How about Charleston? We’ve been wanting to go there.

    Posted 6.15.21
    • Charleston is lovely. overcrowded these days but I’ll always love pay a visit. you should definitely put her on your list!

      Posted 6.15.21
  17. Georgia Peach wrote:

    Oh isn’t Savannah a dream?! I never want to leave her.
    So glad you and your friend had a visit together.
    I have the Banana Republic pants in olive and sand. I love the fit,wrinkles not so much. But if you’re running w/the linen crowd who cares?
    Stay cool😎

    Posted 6.15.21
    • exactly! life is too short to worry about a wrinkle or two.

      Posted 6.15.21

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