Trends to Try: Country Chic

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Whether it's Rachel McAdams in The Notebook or Jessica Chastain and Emma Stone in The Help, Hollywood loves taking a crack at Southern style, and so do we. From gingham frocks to classic monogrammed throw pillows, we went digging through the latest looks in country chic, and here are our findings.

Refined country style starts with gorgeous footwear, and there's no better way to step into the trend than with these adorable Miu Miu pumps. Between the bow detailing, and the bold blue plaid, these shoes deserve a place on the top of every country gal's wish list.

For the most charming gingham dress, head straight to ModCloth to pick up a pastoral frock that looks like it stepped right out of the Kentucky Derby. This dress fit-and-flare dress makes the perfect wardrobe investment. Wear it now with a navy blue cardigan and suede pumps, and wear it later with wedges for the ultimate in springtime style. 

Show your home state pride with Maya Brenner's signature state necklaces. Available in gold or silver, this dainty accessory makes for a great conversation starter.

Sipping on mint juleps is practically a Southern pastime. Add an elegant touch to your barware collection with these pewter cups, inspired by julep glasses straight out of New Orleans. Southern twang sold separately. 

These striped green cut-offs from Anthropologie are the perfect twist on the traditional Daisy Duke shorts. Pair them with a chambray shirt and you're good to go.

Speaking of chambray shirts, hit up Old Navy for a cheap one that looks great. The utilitarian pockets give it a rugged vibe, but the nipped waist keeps you from looking like one of the boys.

If Paula Deen has proved anything, it's that the South has some uh-ma-zing food. Bring Southern cuisine into your kitchen with this easy-to-follow cookbook by renowned chef Hugh Acheson. I'm snapping this up faster than you can say "fried chicken." 

If you're bored by generic phone cases, the ultra-girly cases at Plum Street Prints are just the solution. Complete with personalized detailing and available in a rainbow of colors, the oh-so-rustic selection presents a brand new problem: How do we choose just one?

Monogrammed bathrobes? Big deal. Add a touch of country club style to your home with a monogrammed pillow.

Jack and Lulu is the go-to place for trendy stationery. These lime gingham note cards, complete with personalized initials, make me want to forever ditch email in favor of handwritten notes.

Every stylish woman could use a classic shirtdress. Anthropologie punches up the closet staple with an impossibly pretty print by photographer Sarah Ball, who captured various aspects of Southern life in an evocative photography series. Accessorize thin leather belt, peep-toe pumps and a plantation-style home.
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