Sail Into Summer

With summer in full swing, most of us are spending our days basking in the warm sun. Bathing suits and shorts are on our mind but did you remember to pack a hat or a pair of sunglasses? From boating on the Charleston Harbor to dining out with friends, The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place have everything you need to look hot while staying cool. Take a peek at our summer picks below, and find the perfect item to help you look and feel your best.

1. Bathing Suit

Whether you’re sunbathing on Sullivan’s Island or lounging by the pool, looking fabulous is a must. Enhance your bathing suit collection with this bright pink, flirty and fun one-piece. Pair it with a hat or sleek sandals, and you will have a beach-chic look. Splash into Everything But Water’s bathing suit collection to find your ideal style for relaxing summer days.

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2. Skirt

Looking for a skirt that can take you from boutique shopping to dinner on King Street? White House Black Market’s floral printed skirt, decorated with scarlet red flowers and ivy green leaves, is light, breezy and perfect for dining alfresco at The Palmetto Cafe.

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3. Handbag

Make a statement with this bold bag in a beautiful lapis color from Kate Spade. This “eye catcher” of a purse will turn heads and is the ultimate conversation starter. Enjoy wearing the Lillian Court Medium Harmony handbag, large enough to carry all of your summer essentials, from sunglasses to sunscreen.

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4. Shoes

Master the nautical look with the maritime shoe haven, Sperry Top-Sider. If you’re sailing the ocean or pulling off a casual day outfit, these classic boat shoes are a must-have. From Washed Canvas design that looks like you’ve been at sea to the Authentic Original boat shoes, Sperry Top-Siders are the perfect finishing touch to your summer look.

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5. Sunglasses

Treat yourself to a new pair of shades this summer. From Chanel and Ray Ban to Miu Miu and Oakley, Sunglass Hut carries the latest designer eyewear that will complement your outfit while protecting your eyes.

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6. Bracelet

This delicate sterling silver bracelet, decorated with small Charleston themed charms and turquoise gems, is a thoughtful and tasteful souvenir for a loved one or yourself. Explore Pandora’s collection of earrings, bracelets and one of a kind charms and take home a memory of Charleston.

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7. Hat

Ready to finally try that fedora you’ve been dreaming about? Now is the time! Tommy Bahama’s white paper braided fedora with a frayed brim can be worn with a polished outfit or styled for an outdoor adventure. Keep the sunlight out of your eyes while looking fashionable.

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8. Tunic

Our favorite summer look – easy, breezy tunics are back! This soft and airy garment from Calypso St. Barth is embellished with shimmery gold and hints of orange. Throw this turquoise cover up over a bathing suit or spruce it up with a pair of white jeans.

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Keep up with the summer trends by following The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place on Instagram @TheShopsBCP and find your perfect look by visiting The Shops on King and Market Streets.

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Reflect & Protect

Whether you’re sailing the ocean blue, playing tennis on the courts or strolling cobblestone sidewalks, it’s always important to wear sunscreen. With Charleston’s strong year-round rays, it’s essential to understand the consequences of skin damage and learn how to protect yourself.

This summer, The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place is proudly promoting its “I Will Reflect” campaign aimed to bring attention to the Melanoma Awareness and Prevention Initiative. This unique campaign features some of Charleston’s most prominent artists, stylists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers highlighting the significance of keeping their skin healthy.

Meet our Charleston ambassadors who have pledged to reflect, and find out how they plan to stay sun safe while enjoying life in the Lowcountry.

Ambassadors:

Andrea Serrano: Charleston based fashion blogger of Charleston Shop Curator, Andrea has impeccable taste and style. She believes that protecting your skin and keeping it healthy is the ultimate fashion statement.

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Barbara Sussberg: Barbara is a talented oil painter who expresses feeling and emotion in her colorful and textured art. Often found painting in her garden South of Broad, she has pledged to make an effort to find a cool, shady spot away from the sun-rays and always wears a hat.

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Chad Davis: Chad, founder of Carolina Surf Film Festival, always has fun in the sun.
An ocean lover and surfing addict, he makes sure to apply waterproof sunscreen before hitting the waves.

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Cynthia Groseclose: You can probably find Cynthia editing stories in her magazine Salt and Water, surfing Sullivan’s Island’s waves or practicing yoga. She is also a cool and caring mom who has pledged to live a healthy life by lathering SPF on her son and herself before playing on the beach.

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Jennifer Buddin: Jennifer is president of the local publication The Little Black Book for Every Busy Woman and an entertaining improver at Theatre 99. She has made the promise to seek shade with her two sons when playing outside.

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Johnny Caldwell & Taneka Reaves: Known as the Cocktail Bandits, these two best friends love a refreshing drink. Whether sipping a Martini on a patio or strolling down King Street, Johnny and Taneka have pledged to socialize while protecting their skin at the same time.

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Logan Roberts: A fishing aficionado and owner of Marsh Wear Clothing, Logan knows what apparel to wear to stay cool and sun safe. When outside on the water, he likes to sport his Salty Fly hat and a Tide Rider Performance shirt that holds natural SPF in the material.

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The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place encourages you to make the pledge today!

Join our ambassadors and pledge to:

• Wear sunscreen year-round
• Use a minimum of 15 SPF Broad Spectrum sunscreen
• Seek the shade between 10am and 4pm
• Have an annual full-body skin check
• Share this important message with friends and family

Follow the #IWillReflect campaign on The Spa’s Instagram @CharlestonPlaceSpa and Twitter @CharlestonPLspa and join the conversation by sharing photos of your sunsafe moments. Plus, look out for more posts from our ambassadors throughout the summer!

To learn more about the Melanoma Awareness and Prevention Initiative, click here.

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Charleston Fashion Chic

Baker Motor Company’s Charleston Fashion Week is just around the corner, and while everyone is looking to the runway for this season’s most talked about trends, we are taking it to the streets – King Street that is! From Kate Spade’s bold stripes and sequins to Pandora’s charming new collections, these ensembles will have you turning heads at the Holy City’s most stylish soirée.

In preparation for the fashion-filled week, we created some of our favorite Outfits of the Day, or #OOTD’s, perfect for an exciting evening at Charleston Fashion Week. Here’s your daily dose of style, brought to you exclusively by The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place.

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#OOTD Details: Pandora

  • Essence Collection
  • Moments Collection

 

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#OOTD Details: Kate Spade New York

  • Yarn Dyed Striped Shift Dress
  • Landon Jacket
  • Colorblock Crepe Accordion Pleat Dress
  • Ponte Scallop Crop Top
  • Genette Eyewear, Ivory/Black
  • Sweetheart Scallop Necklace

 

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#OOTD Details, Isabella’s Collection

  • Blue and Green Floor-Length Dress
  • White Pendant Necklace

 

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#OOTD Details, Anne Fontaine Paris

  • The Salsa Black Lace Skirt
  • The Staicy Black Lace Top
  • Lia Striped Dress
  • Laszlo Leather Jacket

 

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