This is Style in the South, a series in which our Southern-based editor, Allyson, shares with you her insight into the trends and shopping habits that Southern girls follow (and don't follow). She'll also share her own personal experience with how to dress after returning to the South after more than a decade away. Whether you live in the South, visiting, or just curious, she's here to give her Who What Wear perspective about all things Southern girl.
As someone who grew up in the South, recently returned to live there, and is obsessed with shoes, I think of myself as a bit of an authority on the subject of Southern girls and their go-to shoes. It's just instinctual for me to look down at people's feet (their footwear, obviously), and I've been taking notes.
While I do think that the aesthetic of Southern girls is generally classic, they do test out seasonal trends too. Granted, most of those trends fall within a handful of shoe categories, and I'm here to call out the six that I see the most, from sandals to sneakers to boots. To make things even more fun, I've shopped out each style for you, with picks that are the most "Southern girl," but to be honest, each and every one would be cool no matter where you live. Keep scrolling for the Southern-girl shoe scoop and to shop each style for yourself.