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.
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 here and here) 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 Banana Republic and found this adorable pair of lightweight pants that are the perfect alternative to blue jeans. summer neutrals are always on-trend, so i knew these pants would be on summer repeat. recently, i had a chance to visit Bloomingdale’s and picked up this 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 funky necklace and bangles (old, similar here) add oomph, a croco embossed belt (old, similar here) adds polish. and if i’m power shopping, i want a handbag 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.
along Broughton Street:
The 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.
Savannah Bee Company – if you love honey, you will love this boutique.
Spartina 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 Leopold’s Ice Cream who has been in business since 1919! it’s truly worth the wait in line.
shopping on Bull Street:
ladies who go shopping also love to stop for lunch. The 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!
BLT Salad featured on the Food Network