Everyone knows that Charlestonians are good-looking, but each year that sexiness gets taken to the next level when Charleston Fashion Week comes to town. Not only do all the hottest locals congregate under the tents, but so do hot people from all over the country. Charleston Fashion Week is an enigma to people like me, who don’t “understand” fashion or keep up with the latest trends. People like me wait to hop on the fashion train whenever cute stuff pops up at Uptown Cheapskate, and I get that adrenaline rush when it actually fits correctly. For as many gorgeous, fashion-forward residents in the city, there are twice as many unfashionable Charlestonians wondering what the hype is about.
Here are my tips for doing CHSFW as an Unfashionable, Non-Model, Regular Person:
1. Acquire tickets to an event from someone with fashionable, model-y connections.
2. Raid your closet for interesting clothing combinations but do NOT buy a new outfit for this event.
3. Get outfit approval from your more fashionable, model husband before leaving the house.
I know not everyone has a fashionable model husband like I do, so this tip can be applied to whatever situation you’re in. Whoever you are, I’m sure you have a more fashionable friend you can request outfit approval from. Shoot them a selfie and just make sure you don’t look ridiculous or like you’re trying TOO hard.
What you’re looking for here are positive reactions in the form of a thumbs-up or fireball emoji, a simple “That’s cute,” or the ever-coveted “You look super hot."