Dresses are my go to for Charleston. In August it is going to be hot, humid, hot, muggy, and did I mention hot? I think dresses are the best choice for any hot day, you stay cool(ish) and look cute! I also like to pack my dresses in a garment bag, I have them pre ironed at home, so this minimizes any wrinkles during travel. I get asked a lot if I wear spanks for anything under my dresses to make it more comfortable when walking around all day. No I do not wear spanks, ever, so uncomfortable. However I do wear these under almost all of my dresses, they are not to tight, but make wearing dresses so much more comfortable.
I always pack seem to pack so many shoes, don’t judge. I just never know what I am going to be in the mood for. I packed all of my shoes and bags in a separate bag (my Kate Spade weekender bag). This way they don’t get crushed or damaged. I know I will be doing a lot of walking around Charleston, so I stuck with packing mostly flats and only one pair of comfortable heals.
What makeup to pack for Charleston (or any southern hot humid city). I packed my trust Este Lauder double wear, this stuff still stay on through a hurricane, trust me. Setting your foundation is key to helping it stay on all day in the heat. I “bake” (pack on the powder) under my eyes, nose, and chin, and then lightly set the rest of my face all using this powder. My go to lip product for the heat is a liquid lipstick that I know will not melt off my face, this is my current favorite.