Day 10: Grit's Fashion Loves & Loathes

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Charleston's Grit's 12 Days of Fashion: Loves & Loathes

(We want to hear from you! Click here to find out how it works and how to submit yours. Submission details also listed at bottom of this blog...)


Submitted by: Molly

Age: 24

Occupation: Writer/editorial assistant/occassional child- and/or dog-sitter

Lives: Downtown, Radcliffeborough


LOVE: The Top Knot


Makeup GeekCoco + Kelly, & My Fashion Cents


I love, love, love the top knot. Any red carpet-worthy 'do that also does well on the beach is keeper. It's the best friend a frizzy head of hair could ever have and perfect for Charleston's steamy springs and summers. (I also love that YouTube has millions of top bun tutorials—informative and rather hilarious to watch.) 


LOATHE: Cut-Out Bathing Suits


Heavy Heels (lead photo middle image: StyleList)


I don't necessarily "loathe" this trend—in fact, these ladies look pretty dang chic (especially the one of the far left). But in terms of the style being able to hop from the runway to the real world—say, on the shore of Sullivan's? Eehhhh. More than anything, they just confuse me. Take the middle suit above: Who wants that tan line? Or the one to the left. Or the one to the right. There are SO many cute two pieces and SO many cute one pieces out there... No need for these strange hybrids. No need. 



Ready to sound off on your loves and loathes for Grit's 12 Days? Let's do it.

Here's how to submit:
1. Send an email to Grit editor Ellen McGauley at Put 12 Days in the subject line.
2. List one look you love and one you hate. Each should be accompanied by a) a quote about why b) a picture or two illustrating the look.
3. List the online source of any images submitted. We need to credit them correctly. 
4. Include first name, general occupationage, and the part of town in which you live. These will be listed with each submission used.
5. Do it before March 16!
We'll run as many as we can! The more colorful the commentary, the better. So go ahead, give us your Fashion Grit.