I know I am jumping ahead for those of you still getting snowstorms. But soon enough we will all have to switch closets/drawers for the dog days of summer. And if you live in the U.S. South, like I do (only physically – I have New York City in my blood, and don’t call me a “Southerner”, pls.), you’ll soon be looking for ways to stay cool.
I don’t feel confident and comfortable wearing shorts, except for workouts and maybe mountain climbing. It’s been a long time (20 years or more) since I happily pranced around in cute shorts. I have a darling picture of Sandy and me on an early date – he with a Hawaiian shirt and not a single silver hair, and me in white denim shorts. Ahhh, youth. Or whenever – I hope those of you who like wearing shorts wear them till you’re one hundred, and rock on.
There are two vital factors in choosing pieces for warmer days: 1) the fabric (loosely woven linen is fab, as are light woven cottons and silks) and 2) the cut/fit. Once the temperatures reach into the 80’s, you can’t be comfortable in jersey leggings and/or snug turtleneck tops. The air must circulate! That why I lean toward loosely-cut but not-shapeless skirts and trousers, along with body-skimming dresses.
One should never say never in style, so I’ll just say I am unlikely to come to embrace shorts as part of my outside-the-house wardrobe. How about you?
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