Sugar Rush

Summer style has never been as fun as when you pair local treats with electric pastels and metallics. The result: creative confections that are equal parts sweet and fabulous.

Cake from Suarez Bakery
[On left] Marianna Senchina Polka Dot Dress, $785, and No 21 Beaded Belt, $565—both available at Five One Five; Flower Drop Earrings, $42, on Instagram; Purple Wig c/o Pam Stowe [On right] Harvey Faircloth Sequin Culottes, $390 and Manoush Seword Top—both from McKenzie Claire, $292; Addison Weeks Finley Cuff,, $250; Minkie Earring, on Instagram, $35; Pink Wig c/o Pam Stowe.

Macarons from Amelie’s French Bakery
Harvey Faircloth Asymmetric Dream Dress, $550, McKenzie Claire; Navy and Green Flower Wrap Turban, CLTCH, $36; Olympia Le-Tan Exclusive Look Homeward Angel Clutch, Capitol, $1,875; Loren Hope Marissa Earrings,, $98; Addison Weeks Finley Cuff, $250 and Addison Weeks Large Allison Bracelet, $142—both available at; Kristin Hayes Jewelry Custom Initial Ring,, price upon request; Noelle Munuz 6 Stone Ring, $165,

Rock candy from Sugarfina
Metallic Mesh Top, CLTCH, $60; Rosie Assoulin Rosie Ice Bag Long Skirt, Capitol, $1,795; Olivia Dar Eye Earrings, Sloan, $80; Addison Weeks Large Austin Cuff,, $158

Doughnut from Duck Donuts
Alice + Olivia Delora Short Sleeve Silver Foil Dress, $330, Mignonne Gavigan Anor Rosette Beaded Brooch, $125, Mignonne Gavigan Beaded Drop Earrings, $225—all available at Neiman Marcus; Oidon Plastic Sun Visor, Amazon, $12.98; Truss Woven Bucket Bag, Five One Five, $220.

Cupcakes from FuManChu Cupcakes
Simone Rocha Beaded Floral Dress, Capitol, $2,780; Jennifer Behr Red Flower Earrings, Poole Shop, $575; Red Lips Patent Leather Clutch, CLTCH, $42.

Sodas from Rocket Fizz Charlotte
Diane Von Furstenburg Long Sleeve Deep V Wrap Blouse, Neiman Marcus, $298; Harvey Faircloth Sequin Culottes, McKenzie Claire, $390; Frances Klein Nostalgie Sunglasses in color 912, Sally’s Optical Secrets, $447; Lucite Cross Dangle Earrings, CLTCH, $25; Addison Weeks Harris Cuff Small in White Agate,, $260; Addison Weeks Finley Cuff,, $250; Hummingbird Rhinestone Bird on Enamel Branch Ring, CLTCH, $46

Gummy bear from Rocket Fizz Charlotte
Dries Van Noten Starfish Crop Jacket, Capitol, $1,720; Joie Bien Beaded T-Shirt, Neiman Marcus, $148; Roseanna Wonder Town Skirt, Five One Five, $634; PVF Transparent Waterproof Laser Waist Bag,, $12.99; Addison Weeks Finley Cuffs,, $250; Flower Bomb Earrings in Green, on Instagram, $65.

Cookies from Suarez Bakery
Scott Weaver Shiprocked Tee, CLTCH, $20; Roseanna Mendes Skirt, Five One Five, $500; Olivia Von Halle Eye Mask, Five One Five, $95; Debbie Swirl Earring, CLTCH, 45; Addison Weeks Allison Bracelet in Moonstone, $142,; Honeycomb Ring with Chalcedony stones, on Instagram, $35

Photography by Olly Yung
Wardrobe styling by Whitley Adkins Hamlin of the Queen City Style
Co-Produced by Olly Yung and Whitley Adkins Hamlin
Modeling by Emily Miner and Rachel Atkinson, represented by Directions USA
Hair and makeup by Sarah Broyhill, represented by Directions USA
Nails by Olga Miloservdova of Kult Nail Lab
Photography assistance by Jeremy Bohannon and Victoria Pinson
Wardrobe Assistance by Lauren Moise