The Love List

est. 2006 // BY JESS GRAVES

The Spring Accessory Edit


Statement pieces from the coolest Southern-bred design talent and how to style them.

Photos: Caroline Fontenot | Styling: Candice Beaty | Calligraphy: Ashlyn Carter | Production: Jess Graves


THE LOOK: Krewe du Optic sunglasses (see below), CJW Collection Tokyo scarf (see below), Graphic Image New York business card case (46.00), Ann Mashburn Susy shift dress (395.00).

Krewe du Optic St Louis sunglasses in Audubon pink, 215.00 and Julia sunglasses in Camellia, 195.00.

TAKE NOTE: Krewe du Optic's killer statement shades have been spotted on celebs like Gigi Hadid and Beyoncé. Speaking of Bey, the brand (which is based in New Orleans) takes pride in their Southern roots, much like the Queen herself. Hot sauce in your purse, swag.

More statement sunnies we love:

CJW Collection Tokyo silk scarf, 225.00 and Hong Kong silk scarf, 225.00.

TAKE NOTE: CJW's silk scarves are light as a feather and heavy on clever artwork. We love the modern motifs that feature everything from steaming bowls of ramen to avocados and Stan Smith sneaks.

More summer-minded scarves:


Lauren Gold tunics and dresses are available in a variety of breezy, colorful styles.

TAKE NOTE: There are few things more quintessentially Southern than a printed tunic, are we right? Designer Lauren Gold's nail it with bold prints and light fabrics. They're perfect tops for increasingly warm days spent outdoors as folks emerge from hibernation to take in the beginning of festival season.


THE LOOK: Mignonne Gavigan necklace and earrings (see below), Ann Mashburn Jane top, 295.00 and Penny skirt, 195.00,  Krewe du Optic sunglasses (see look 1), Moore & Giles Anne clutch (see below).

Mignonne Gavigan Alana earrings, 295.00 and Narina necklace, 575.00.

TAKE NOTE: Designer Mignonne Gavigan Smith hails from Charlotte, NC but now calls New York, NY home. We're obsessed with her badass South-meets-city personal style, on display with flair on her instagram. Her bold jewelry is the perfect accessory for a gallery outing.

More bold earrings and attention-grabbing necklaces:

Moore & Giles Anne day clutch, 295.00.

TAKE NOTE: We've loved Virginia-based Moore & Giles' leather goods since stumbling upon them at a shop in Charleston many moons ago. Their leather day clutches are casual enough for daily wear, but the buttery curves and minimal, magnetic closure make it a chic museum companion, as well.

More day clutches:


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THE LOOK: Ann Mashburn Icon Club shirt, 175.00, APC Denim Standard skirt (at Ann Mashburn), 120.00,  Southern Proper flats (see below), Coco Hill bangle and wrap bracelet (see below).

Southern Proper Caroline flats in cornflower blue and washed navy stripe, both 95.00.

TAKE NOTE: The beloved Southern sportswear company has finally taken the leap into womenswear, debuting their first collection this Spring to the delight of prepsters everywhere. We're smitten with their comfy flats - that pointy toe totally elongates the leg. Finished off with an on-trend tassel, we predict these puppies will sell out STAT.

More kicky flats:

Coco Hill one-of-a-kind wrap bracelet, pendant and bangle - prices and styles may vary.

TAKE NOTE: Atlanta-based painter Kiki Slaughter and jewelry designer Erin McDermott have collaborated to produce Coco Hill, a hand-painted jewelry line which genuinely allows you to wear your art on your sleeve (did that pun hurt y'all as bad as it hurt us? Oof.)

More colorful, art-driven bracelets:


THE LOOK: CJW Hong Kong scarf (see look 1), Ann Mashburn Parker dress, 295.00, Ceri Hoover cross-body bag (see below), Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses, 150.00.

Ceri Hoover Hadley bag, 275.00.

TAKE NOTE: Designer Ceri Hoover hails from OBX but crafts bags out of her studio in Nashville, TN these days. Her upbeat, reasonably-priced line is simple, but never plain - easy on the wallet and the eyes.

More cool-girl carry-alls:

Adidas Stan Smith sneakers, 84.95.

TAKE NOTE: Don't call it a comeback. Actually, do.

More cool sneaks:

Special thanks to The Office in downtown Atlanta, GA for allowing us to shoot on location.