75 Most Stylish Southerners

From Southern Living, March 2014

From forward-thinking shop owners to nationally recognized designers, we rounded up 75 of the best-dressed entrepreneurs living in the South. Here, they sum up all that’s to love about Southern style now.

Shelly Colvin

Nashville, TennesseeMusician; Stylist & Music Events Coordinator at Billy Reid,shellycolvin.net 

“Southern style has always been viewed as more traditional or conservative, but just as our culture has become more en vogue nationally, our style has become more progressive. There is more awareness in the South of what’s happening in fashion than ever before.  Alabama has the third most members of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) behind New York and California for cryin’ out loud. But like anything Southern, what always sets us apart is our charm, whimsy, and hospitality.”

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