Louella Reese Talks 2017 Charlotte Summer Fashion

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We interviewed local fashionista and fashion blogger Louella Reese on local Charlotte Summer Fashion. Read about the top trends in Charlotte this summer and her go-to summer fashion looks!

2What summer fashion trends are spreading around Charlotte this summer?

I believe that basket bags are HUGE in Charlotte. I see at least one or two every time I am out. As with every summer in the South, breezy summer dresses are in. When dealing with 90+ degree days, a loose fitting dress is necessary. Also, cut off denim shorts seem to be pretty popular. When attending concerts or more casual outdoor events, I have been seeing several gals rock these trendy shorts.

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2What is your favorite summer fashion trend that is trending locally?

I am definitely all about the basket bag. I adore this trend. The bags are so sweet and to me, very southern. Which I love!

2It’s a typical summer-in-Charlotte afternoon, what is your go to outfit for taking on the streets of CLT?

You will find me in an easy breezy summer dress, my Sam Edelman loafers, straw tote or basket bag, and a giant pair of sunnies.

2What summer fashion tips do you have for maintaining your look in the Charlotte summer heat?

Don’t even try to curl your hair. It isn’t worth it! I was dead set on curling my hair for photo shoots and special occasions the last couple of summers. The curls would stay for a look or two during a shoot and an hour (if that at an event). This year, I have traded in the curls for a topknot, low bun with a center part, and braided dos. All of these keep me coolers while also looking less frazzled from the heat.

I also recommend carrying around refreshing spray for your face. That way your make up stays fresh throughout the day and you can get a little cool down!


2Have you seen any fashion trends happening locally right now that you’d like to eradicate?

I am not a fan of the Adidas sandals. You know the ones with a wide band and plastic like material. Those need to be your shower shoes for college or pool shoes for little kids. I am ready for that trend to die!

2It’s the time of year for vacationing! What are some essential beauty items you pack whenΒ youΒ pack for vacation?

I have to be honest, I am very simple when it comes to beauty on vacations. I like to leave my blow dryer, curling wand, and a majority of my make up at home. I typically bring my mascara (Lancome), eyebrow pencil (IT Cosmetics), and a couple of lipsticks (all MAC). For hair, I’m packing bobby pins, hair ties, and my kendi pure treatment oill from Alterna Haircare.


You’ve heard it from the fashionista herself! This summer is all about breathable clothing, top knots, and light straw or basket purses. This summer in Charlotte fashion is all about looks that are both comfortable and fashionable.

Check out Louella Reese, the fashion blogger who not only gives you constant fashion content, but who also blogs about her lifestyle, wedding, and even travel!



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