How to Wear Summer Dresses on Chilly Days


Fall and winter style in the South is all about layers, which is perfect when transitioning your summer wardrobe for cooler days. Borough dresses can go from the hot, humid southern days that Charleston is known for, to chilly oyster roasts by the water with the addition of some layers. Our favorite fall and winter pieces to warm up Borough t-shirt dresses are jean jackets, plaid shirts, booties, and a wide brim wool fedora hat. See how we styled some dresses for crisp cool days:


Borough T-Shirt Dress Styled for Fall

T-Shirt Dress- Borough

Plaid Shirt- L.L.Bean

Printed Clutch- Borough

Quilted Sneakers- Target

 Borough T-Shirt Dress Styled for Fall

T-Shirt Dress- Borough

Jean Jacket- Old Navy

Wide Brim Fedora Hat- Amazon

Printed Clutch- Borough

Booties- Sole Society


Borough T-Shirt Dress Styled for Fall

T-Shirt Dress- Borough

Jean Jacket- Old Navy

Wide Brim Fedora Hat- Vici

Booties- Sole Society

Winterize your Shift


Winter in the South is pretty unpredictable, with highs in the 70s then plummeting into the 40s the next day! For those chilly days when you need to bundle up we love adding cold-weather accessories.  Boots, beanies, scarves, and vests make Borough dresses extra cozy! Here’s some of our favorite ways to “winterize your shift:

Puffy Vest + Beanie 

Borough / Charleston / Winter Style

Borough / Charleston / Winter Style

Chunky Scarf + Duck Boots

Borough / Charleston / Winter Style

Shearling Vest + Booties

Borough / Charleston / Winter Style

Fall Essential Pieces


Fall can take a while to show up in the South, but as soon as we start hearing about Pumpkin Spice Lattes and cooler mornings, we get the urge to start layering! To keep getting dressed simple on those (slightly) chilly mornings we've curated some go-to mix-and-match pieces that work together beautifully. Here are our favorite fall pieces to keep you looking amazing and help you shift into fall:

Borough Dresses I Essential Fall Pieces


1. Casual Blazer: Gap (Perfect for pulling together your look)

2. Shift Dress: Borough (Our High Cotton print screams fall)

3. Floppy Hat: Nordstrom (Floppy hats make messy hair look chic)

4. Chambray Shirt: J. Crew (The perfect weight for layering or wearing alone)

5. Neutral Scarf: Nordstrom (This scarf goes with everything)

6. Booties: Sole Society (Cute plus they're easy to walk in)

7. Oversized Sweater: Old Navy (We love this look knotted on one side)


Borough Dresses I Fall Essentials Look

The Perfect Flats


We love a great flat and don't think you have to trade style for comfort. With so many styles you can find the perfect flat for any outfit- casual to fancy! We rounded up our favorite flats- perfect for running errands, grabbing a cocktail, or navigating cobblestone streets during a weekend getaway (we learned the hard way heels and cobblestones don't mix). See our faves below, featuring everything from sequins to palm trees-all lovely paired with a Borough dress:

Borough Dresses // Charleston SC // The Perfect Flats Blog

Bow JellySparkle SlipperPalm FlatLace up SandalGold SneakerCutout SuedeKedsLace EspadrilleFringe Sandal

 Your new favorite flats are just a click away!  We'd love to see how you style your flats! Tag us with #shopborough and show off your shoe game!

Borough Dresses // Southern Shift Dresses // Pair with Flats

How to Make a STATEMENT in a Shift Dress


Borough Charleston shift dresses paired with statement necklaces

We adore a shift dress with a statement necklace! That bold pop of fun hitting at just the right place beneath a scoop neckline is outfit perfection. Sometimes though, you just can’t find the right accessory. We’ve all had that moment standing in front of the mirror surrounded by necklaces announcing “Too long!” “Too short!” “Too bulky!” “Too delicate!” That’s why we decided to make it easy and pair our favorite statement necklaces with our Borough prints, taking out the guesswork and leaving you with a fabulous outfit.

Check out our necklace pairings (all under $70) and make a statement in your shift dress!

Borough French Quarter Shift Dress in Oyster Roast + BaubleBar 'Moscow' Crystal Collar Necklace ($68)

The yellow shade of this necklace is what immediately drew us in! The edgy color is the perfect balance for the feminine crystals and makes the lemons on our Oyster Roast print really pop! Brace yourself for all the compliments!

Borough Oyster Roast Shift Dress Statement Necklace Pairing


Borough French Quarter Shift Dress in I Think I Can + Natasha Couture Multistrand Statement Necklace ($34)

We were torn over which print to pair this necklace with since it looks beautiful with all of them! As a fantastic neutral that’s adjustable to different lengths, you’ll find yourself wearing this piece all summer long.

Borough I Think I Can Shift Dress Statement Necklace Pairing


Borough French Quarter Shift Dress in Charleston Scene + BaubleBar 'Greta' Bib Necklace ($48)


Listed as Pink, this necklace is really the most perfect shade of coral and the fun beads sticking out are reminiscent of sea coral! It’s hard to choose a favorite, but with this much whimsy it’s possible this is our fave. 

Borough Charleston Scene Shift Dress with Statement Necklace


Borough French Quarter Shift Dress in House Hunting + BaubleBar 'Emma' Bib Necklace ($58)

Double down on glamour in this layered sparkler! While this one should probably be reserved for special nights out, it’s just too tempting to wear it to brunch and the grocery store and around the house… and basically anywhere you want to feel fabulous.

Borough Charleston House Hunting shift dress statement necklace


Borough French Quarter Shift Dress in Borough Blooms + BaubleBar 'Bold' Multistrand Beaded Statement Necklace ($38)

When one strand just won’t do why not wear a necklace with seven! These beautiful blue beads will keep heads turning and ensure your neckline is far from bare.

Borough Bloom Hydrangeas Shift Dress Statement Necklace Pairing

Summer Hats for Borough Dresses


With Summer around the corner it's time to start accessorizing your shift dress for those hot sunny days. We love a shift dress topped off with a summer hat. A hat adds a bit of style and flair and protects you from those bright rays. Plus they easily transform messy hair into a polished look. We've rounded up some of our favorite summer hats to top off your Borough dress this summer! From pom poms and tassels to palm trees and sequins- these hats have it all!


Summer Hats for Borough Dresses I Borough Charleston Shift Dresses I Southern Prints

1. Asos - 2. Eugenia Kim - 3. Gap - 4. Hat Attack - 5. Betsey Johnson - 6. Kate Spade - 7. Aviate - 8. Sofia by Vix

 The Gap Staw Floppy Hat (#3) looks perfect with our Charleston Scene print. The blue band of the hat really makes the blue bow tie pop in this fun print.

Summer Hats for Borough Dresses I Floppy Hat with Borough Shift Dress Summer Hats for Borough Dresses I Borough Shift Dress and Straw Floppy Hat

Pick up your summer hats and accessorize your Borough dresses with style. We can't wait to see your summer Borough looks!

Pineapple Perfection


When a store carries anything pineapple-related we're immediately drawn to it and more often than not, have to buy it. We're not sure what exactly it is about this fruit that makes us so happy, but featured in a print or on an accessory it always adds a cheerful pop of color and whimsy.

Owning a pineapple used to be a sign of wealth and we love that people would actually rent them for parties so they could casually set them in their kitchen hoping guests noticed. Surely one or two accidentally got eaten by an "over served" guest craving something sweet! Currently one of our favorite party tricks is serving drinks in hollowed out pineapples. Nothing screams summer fun like drinking a frozen drink out of a pineapple with a neon straw and little umbrella.

With summer not too far off, pineapples are popping up everywhere and we're trying very hard not to buy them all. We did go through and round up our favorite pineapple accessories to share with you! Pineapples and Borough dresses are a beautiful match!


Pineapple Accessories and Borough Dresses I Classic Dresses in Southern Prints I Charleston SC


Pineapple Phone Case- Lolli Swim

Pineapple Studs- Moon and Lola

Pineapple Purse- Kate Spade

Pineapple Coin Purse- Kate Spade

Pineapple Bangle- Galleria armadoro

Pineapple Sandals- Kate Spade

Shift your Shift


One of the best things about the classic style of a shift dress, besides its timeless design and universally flattering fit of course, is that with a few accessories you can totally change your look. Throw on a some sandals and a flower crown for a boho vibe, or heels and a tailored cardigan for a preppy look. The right necklace can transform your Saturday shopping outfit into a date-night-ready ensemble. The versatility of these dresses makes them a closet staple. We styled our South of Broad Classic Shift in two different looks below, taking it from boho to preppy:


Boho Shift Dress Look

Boho Look: Dress: Borough, South of Broad Classic Shift, Cardigan: Zara, Alpaca Mohair Cardigan, Cuff: Christina Jervey, Open Cuff , Necklace: Currie, Buffalo Horn Pendant Necklace , Shoes: Sole Society, Romy, Hat: Rhythm, Pocket Wool Felt Hat  

Preppy Shift Dress Look

Preppy Look: Dress: Borough, South of Broad Classic Shift , Blazer: J.Crew, Regent Blazer , Earrings: Hermosa Jewelry, Cynthia Quatrefoil Earrings, Necklace: Hermosa Jewelry, Charleston Oyster Necklace, Shoes: Joie, Jace Wedge Sandals, Sunglasses: Dior, Sideral Sunglasses 

Spring Jackets


All this cold weather has us ready to ditch the bulky parkas for some lighter spring jackets! We're loving neutrals with beautiful details that can transition from the grocery store to dinner with the girls. These are some of our favorites to perfectly accessorize your shift dress:

Clockwise from Top Left:

Gap Classic Trench:

J.Crew The Downtown Field Jacket:

ModCloth Edgy Meets Elegant Jacket:

Zara Hand Made Coat:

Theory Oaklane Belted Trench Coat:

MaxMara Reversible Wool Blend Cape Coat:


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