As with everything in Atlanta, fashion here is a thrilling juxtaposition of tradition and modernity. There is no hard-set look in the city. Rather, uniqueness in style is what people admire. Of course, you’ll have to achieve your flawless rebel-with-a-social-cause look without making it obvious that you spent more than five minutes getting ready.
What to Wear in Atlanta When You Visit
The effortless-yet-chic look can be hard to achieve, so use this list of what to wear in Atlanta to help you blend in with all the trendy locals.
Look amazing without sacrificing comfort as you spend the whole day walking from site to site. To get extra fashion points, find kicks that have a unique design or that support a social cause.
When in doubt about what to wear in Atlanta, always go for vintage. Whether its that bag you found or that shirt your mom passed down to you, Atlanta is the place to show it off.
Protect your skin from the southern sun without sacrificing your good looks.
An easy and comfortable way to dress up your outfits. You can wear them with bohemian dresses or fashionable skinny jeans. They’ll look good with everything. For men, Chukka boots are equally versatile.
The city isn’t nicknamed “Hotlanta” for nothing. If you’re traveling in the winter, bring a pair of leggings to wear underneath your shorts. For men, chino shorts are stylish and cool on hot days, but bring a pair of long pants for cooler evenings or fancier establishments.
You can’t come to the South without at least one plaid shirt. The good news is, they go with everything.
Comfort and style is the perfect blend when it comes to Atlanta clothing, so don’t be afraid to rock your casual Ts. Just make sure they aren’t plain and boring. The more unique the style, the better.
Layer it, accessorize it, change it up. It’s like basic Ts, but cuter.
A must-have accessory throughout the year. Even in the summer, you’ll find that buildings in Atlanta love blasting the AC so much, it sometimes calls for a light cardigan to the rescue. For men, a lightweight blazer is good for layering.
Dress it up or dress it down, wear it with sneakers or high-heels, there’s really no going wrong with nice denim. Try any length and color, and mix-and-match to create different outfits while saving space in your bag.
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– Original reporting by Mariana Zapata
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