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Before we jump into today’s topic… My apologies for no new article on Monday. We’ve been hit with a stomach bug around my house. We’ve been pretty wiped out! Thanks for understanding. Hopefully, the worst is behind us. – Carrie

About Draper James

We first took notice of Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle brand Draper James when the company was launched in 2015. There was an enormous buzz online, and we started following along with the label. But our love for the label really reached a feverish pitch with this summer’s offerings. Before we get into exactly what we are loving, allow us to share a little background about the brand.

Reese started this brand as a tribute to her own Southern heritage. In Reese’s own words:

“When I returned to Nashville with my own family, I wanted to recapture and celebrate all that I love and remember about my grandparents and the South. That is why I created Draper James.”

That tribute to her grandparents is carried out in a very explicit way. The company itself is named after her grandmother Dorothea Draper and her grandfather William James Witherspoon. It’s her way of thanking them for everything she learned about living as a Southern lady with charm, grace, and style.

Draper James is all about bringing contemporary, yet timeless Southern style to our wardrobes and homes, no matter where we live. In a market crowded with fashion lines, Draper James stands out for its unwavering commitment not just to certain products, but to a particular lifestyle. As one of the company’s investors told Fast Company, “Reese’s company stood out in that it is less about an item or even a category, and really about an attitude and a whole way of life.”

With the Southern starlet’s strong voice and involvement, plus the brand’s clear identity, Draper James is off to a great start. We can’t wait to see what they do next! For now, join us in enjoying the perfect-for-summer offerings.

Our 24 Favorite Draper James Items

From gingham to florals, Draper James has the perfect summer looks! And not only does Draper James make outstanding clothes for the modern southern woman, but they also have accessories and even home goods. So, here are our 24 favorite finds from Draper James right now.

Details of My Look

For this Draper James summer look, I couldn’t resist this gingham midi shirtdress. Doesn’t this just encapsulate summer? Wearing this makes me want to attend a fabulous picnic somewhere beautiful! I chose to pair it with the equally summery Eva straw lemon bag. (Note that through Tuesday, you can use code “moreweekend” for 20% off all bags!)

If seeing this dress on me isn’t enough to sell you on it, look what Reese herself chose to wear for the Fourth of July!

Finally, be sure to check out my Stylemaker Seven Q&A on the Love, Reese Blog.

As always, thanks for visiting Wear + Where + Well. Have a great day.

Details of My Look

Draper James gingham midi shirtdress (c/o) (runs slightly small through the hips, so order a size up if needed) | Draper James straw lemon Eva bag (on sale!) (c/o) | Manolo Blahnik BB pointy toe pumps in white | Mansur Gavrial tote bag (similar here and here) | Thierry Lasry sunglasses (similar options here and here) | Gold cuff (similar inexpensive option; I also like this cuff on sale) | Dior double pearl earrings (similar inexpensive option here) | Nars jungle red lipstick | OPI gelato on my mind nail polish


  1. Jenn Lake says:

    Such a chic look on you! Hope you’re feeling better – good vibes are being sent your way!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Jenn. This bug has totally knocked me out.

  2. Bella B says:

    You look perfect Carrie, I love gingham. I just ordered a cute gingham dress for my trip to see you!


    1. Carrie says:

      Oh that’s great, Bella! Can’t wait to see.

  3. Alyssa Renee says:

    I love Draper James! I own a couple of pieces from the line! It’s so feminine and pretty! This dress is beautiful on you! =)

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    1. Carrie says:

      Oh I bet they look so lovely on you, Alyssa!

  4. Sydney says:

    I just adore Draper James, been a follower from the start! I have also been a fan of Reese for most of my life! I just love the southern styles and beautiful prints! You look stunning Carrie!! Hope you are feeling better 🙂


    1. Carrie says:

      How can you not love Reese, right? 🙂

      Thanks. It’s really knocked me out this week. Ugh.

  5. Jennifer says:

    I love this line so much– so classic yet so sophisticated! You look so lovely in this red gingham dress and that clutch is adorable!

    xo, Jennifer

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you so much, Jennifer! You’re always so sweet to comment.

  6. Sarah W. says:

    Draper James is absolutely incredible. Bookmarked the site a few months ago, and I LOVE scrolling through all the fun dresses! Happy to see it featured on WWW!!

    XO, Sarah | The Bella Insider | @sarah_thebella

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Sarah! Such great quality, beautiful pieces.

  7. Such a beautiful outfit – love the red colour and the pattern, something that I am very keen to have in my wardrobe!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks for saying that! I appreciate you visiting. 🙂

  8. Angela says:

    The dress is gorgeous! I love the Draper James collection you’ve picked out. Everything is so feminine and classic, yet somehow still modern! And you’re right, it’s all so cohesive. Great stuff. 🙂



    1. Carrie says:

      Yes, exactly – cohesive. Well put, Angela.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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