Girls About Town: Erin Findlay

Erin Findlay is a former apparel designer and self proclaimed Savannah local business advocate. A SCAD alumni, she is on the University’s recruitment team, helping bring young talent to the Savannah community. We caught up with her on a steamy August afternoon to talk fashion, favorite locales, and beating the heat.

Marmalade Savannah: How would you describe your personal style?

Erin: I would describe my current personal style as colorful pairings of unique and obscure pieces with comfortable classics…. that have a twist or a quirk. In three words I would say: playful & conversation starting. I have a 3.5 year old daughter, Iona, who keeps me on my toes and helps me style my fits! The way I dress now (in my 30’s) has to allow me to be comfortable, look put together, but chase her everywhere! 

Erin plays on the classics in a Baum und Pferdgarten Tee and Rachel Comey denim skirt

Marmalade Savannah: When did you fall in love with fashion?

Erin: I think I fell in love with fashion the moment I realized that dressing is an outward representation of how you feel, or something you are trying to communicate without speaking.

A crisp white Staud dress is peak summer style in Savannah

Marmalade Savannah: You grew up not far outside of Downtown Savannah, do you have any tips for dressing in this extreme summer heat?

Erin: My biggest tip for beating the heat is to not try and beat it, but just accept it. Dress for what you are doing. If I know I will be walking outside or sitting outside at a cafe, I usually opt for something flowy, loose, and definitely made of an organic breathable fabric. If you are a sweaty betty (I am) wear patterns and colors that make it hard to tell you are svitzing… lol I NEVER wear denim or jeans in the summer unless I am going to be inside all day.

Color and organic materials to stay cool, top from Holzweiler paired with Staud striped skirt

Marmalade Savannah: Where’s your favorite place to eat or drink in Savannah?

Erin: I absolutely love Colleagues & Lovers, it’s close to our little mid century neighborhood, has amazing creative drinks and food and does really fun pop ups with other local chefs and businesses! The owners and staff are wonderful.

Erin coined this look "Rich Auntie vacations in Ibiza" Stine Goya Dress, Staud Bag, Marmalade Jewelry

Photos & Interview by Emily Lacey
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