A Breath of Fresh Air
The adventurism that permeates throughout the series is bred from the energy of the Holy City, from the winding waterways to the nooks and crannies of the town. There’s something in the water, breeze and streets — an infectious je ne sais quoi that nourishes and excites the soul.
Did you know the sensational Netflix series, “Outer Banks”, is actually filmed in Charleston, South Carolina? The adventurism that permeates throughout the series is bred from the energy of the Holy City, from the winding waterways to the nooks and crannies of the town. There’s something in the water, breeze and streets — an infectious je ne sais quoi that nourishes and excites the soul.
Location: Tarvins Seafood Company
Photographer: Caroline Knopf
wardrobe stylist: Alexandra Munzel
Hair Stylist: Mac Does Hair
Make-up Artist: Katie Shayda
Retouching & Production: The Space Charleston
Models: Kellyn Archambeau (Ursula Wiedmann Models) + Rett White
A Special Thanks to The White Gallery
1926 wooden boat, courtesy of the Lowndes Family
Much of the appeal of “Outer Banks” is the unapologetic adventurism, the resolve to be nothing other than oneself, and the freedom to stand up for what is right. Allowing yourself to be authentically you is to invest in yourself. This season, designers are giving classic pieces lively updates: boots are just a bit edgier; jeans are swapped for coated and leather pants; sweaters are statements; and coats are just that much cooler.
The return of cold weather fashion is much like the feeling of the first breath of sea salt air as you drive to the coast with the windows down. That wave of relief washes over as you are filled with a sense of healing and rejuvenation. While a white tee and jean shorts are a combination for the ages, there’s something about enveloping in punchy plaids, plush scarves and pulling a pair of boots over your feet. To top it off, there’s the classic, coveted fisherman cardigan that’s perfect for draping over shoulders on a chilly Charleston winter beach day.
The most integral element of cold weather fashion is the coat. In 2021/22, classic silhouettes are paired with stompy, lug-sole boots to tread the precarious state of society. The coats by Ganni and Sacai are crafted by brands committed to versatility and effortless design. These pieces are built to stand the test of time, much like the decades-old fish yards that support the seafood industry of Charleston and beyond. Just as the region is known for its seafood, the season is known for its outerwear.
The persistent, powerful presence of the sun throughout the winter months in the South charges its people with an infectious, radiant energy. While winter fashion tends to lean neutral, Southern fashion has a reputation for embracing more vibrant colors, inspired by the region’s energy. The perfect statement pieces for the season include beautiful jewel tones, like sapphire blue and emerald green, topped with piercing reds to break up the beige of dried marsh grass and fallen leaves.