Whether you are prepping for an intimate holiday dinner, cocktail hour Zoom with colleagues or suiting up the family for holiday photos, you’ll want to add to your shopping list of all the on-trend finds in Columbia SC boutiques.
Vegan Leather: You can’t go wrong with vegan leather right now, and Columbia SC has it in spades (and midis, maxis and shorts). Try the pleated leather vegan midi skirt by Sanctuary at M Boutique or Odelia Tie Detail Leather Shorts from Fabrik Columbia.
Vintage-Inspired Band T’s: Whether you were around in the 80s or not, sporting a Def Leppard or BonJovi band t-shirt kicks up the intensity of any ensemble. Scout and Molly’s Columbia has plenty of choices of Daydreamer T’s from Prince to Pink Floyd.
Tiny Statement Earrings: Large earrings can be a challenge to wrangle when slipping on and off your mask, so make a large statement with some tiny moon-and-star Marne earrings by Sugar and Lola (designer is based in Columbia SC!) for comfort and style.
Holiday Sweaters (but kick up the cool factor): Sure, it’s always fun to show up in a holiday sweater with a blinking snowman, but when you want your merry to be more mellow try one of the Wooden Ships crew sweaters from Monkees, or an edgy skull-and-snowflakes find from Copper Penny Columbia.
Crossbody Bags: We know you are juggling all the things, but don’t let your bag be one of them. Nana by Sally (Columbia SC designer Sally Peek) has a fresh crop of Snug Crossbody bags at Soda City. M Boutique has a rainbow of colors of the Ahdorned Mini Messenger Crossbody Bag.
Floral Dresses: HueHomeStudio is not just for home! Snag one of artist, designer and Columbian Ashley Horne Williams’ Taara maxi dresses for a relaxed chic vibe. Or pop into The Blake for the stuff of floral dreams from brands like Banjanan and Rhode.
Vintage-Inspired Outerwear: MAST General Store carries a huge selection of outerwear, but we are loving the Cotopaxi brand, especially the Men’s Fuego Down Vest for a vintage cool vibe.
Joggers: Amp up the work-from-home style with Patagonia Terrebonne Joggers at REI Columbia.
Five Pocket Pants: Dressier than jeans but more casual than slacks, Granger Owings offers a wide variety of Peter Millar Five Pockets in materials from corduroy to canvas.
Belts, On Point: Brittons of Columbia boasts a collection of unique needlepoint belts from Smathers and Branson. Wear your heart on your belt, from beer cans to swordfish to your Alma Mater.
Whimsical Onesies: Keep your littlest ones lounging in style in Nadadelazos jammies from Marigold Modern.
Classic Cute: Duck Duck Goose is our go-to for classic clothes you will keep in your family for generations to come with collections by Little English, Feltman Brothers and other notable brands.
Budding Fashionista: She may not want to match you anymore, but she’s definitely picking up on your style vibe. Marigold Modern Kids offers on-trend dresses from Sea NY and NellyStella, among other brands for kids developing their own fashion independence.
Rough and Tumble: Mast General Store and REI Columbia have an abundance of play clothes that are perfect for all the outdoor activities Columbia SC has to offer in the winter months. And Todd & Moore is a great place to find collegiate gear for the sports fan and fun items like Puravida jewelry for the VSCO girl.
But you don’t have to take our advice. In Columbia SC, style is what you make it, so get out there and explore, start your own trends and let us know what you’ve found in our local boutiques. You wear it so well.