One of my favorite summer activities is going to farmer and flea markets. When I’m visiting another city, it’s sometimes the highlight of my trip. And though I love fresh produce and flea market trinkets, I also find going to market a fun style watching opportunity.  

“To market, to market to buy a fat pig.  Home again, home again, jiggety-jig”!

My hometown favorite is the Farmer’s Market at Clearfork, and the bonus is we can walk there. So, let’s talk about some of the cute farmer’s market outfits on our Pinterest board. Overalls have made a huge comeback.  To give them a current look, think about wearing them with an off-the-shoulder peasant shirt. And be sure to roll up the hem and pair them with a cute summer bag and sandals.   A bag we are coveting from Tuckernuck is their macramé basket tote….perfect for market shopping!

Denim shorts, skirts, or jeans worn with an embroidered peasant top are another market look I adore.  All you need to add is a pair of sandals and don’t forget to bring a reusable shopping bag for your purchases!  There are two denim dresses on our Pinterest board that would be perfect for a day of shopping at Magnolia Market in Waco.  A lace-up chambray dress or a blue denim dress shown with a yellow pom-pom bag are made for market shopping. And the best part is both dresses pair perfectly with canvas sneakers….so comfy!

When we visit our kiddos in Kansas, the Overland Park Farmer’s Market is one of our favorite destinations.  My observation of Mid-Western style is easy and casual. So what does Holley suggest you wear to a summer market in Kansas?  One idea is to wear a striped skirt or dress and carry a wicker or wooden bag. We are also loving adorable striped jumpsuits on our board….so market fresh!

City girls have definitely got their own kind of market style.  Earlier this summer, we did a little market browsing on Newbury Street in Boston.   I was thrilled to find a scarf that complemented my blue plaid jacket. One of my favorite people/style watching places is the Fort Greene Brooklyn Flea in New York.  The energy you feel is definitely bohemian! A Brooklyn-like style I’m loving is a red floral dress paired with a wicker backpack overflowing with flowers.

New York City is famous for its pop-up street fairs.  On a recent trip, I discovered an awesome flea market on Lexington Avenue in mid-town.  The fashionistas who shop in mid-town have a style that rivals the stars at NY Fashion Week.  From thrift store sundresses adorned with designer belts, handbags, and shoes….there is only one way to describe their style…“New York market-chic”.  

Who wears short-shorts?  Okay…I have to admit, knee length shorts are more my style!  No matter what length you choose, think about wearing a cute pair of checked shorts at an outdoor market.   And please know, a checked midi skirt or dress will keep you just as cool and comfortable. Our Pinterest board also features floral dresses and skirts that are ideal for your trinket-trips!  

 Wow…I don’t know about you, but all this talk about market style is starting to make me feel a little jiggety-jig!  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected].   Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board here.