Friday, May 10, 2013

30 Day Clothing Challenge~Day 22: Something You Only Wear in the Summer

Oh summer. That dreaded word. As far as I'm concerned Florida has it's "summer" nearly all year round, and then around May or June the weather deteriorates into blistering heat that really should be a new season in itself. Personally, I think renaming this time period Hell seems like a good idea, but that's just me. I have nothing against nice warm weather, or even the sun in small amounts, but when you step outside for 20 minutes and find out later you already have a bad sunburn it begins to grate on your nerves. Florida's sun hates me and I hate it. Ours is a mutual hatred. But don't mind me. I'm cranky because I can't wear boots or jackets without melting into a puddle. I'll just hide inside for the majority of summer break and everything will be fine ^^

Be that as it may, I can't turn into a complete hermit, so I'm going to have to go out on occasion. If my friends don't hear from me every once in a while they might become a little worried... And maybe if I'm fast enough I can dart through the sun to the shady/air conditioned spaces. Regardless of sun-avoiding strategy, we all need clothes that are comfortable and still representative of our style during the summer. It can be difficult, but I normally stick to interesting tanktops, band tees, or best of all, my fishnet shirt during the summer.

The only risk of fishnet shirts is the dreaded waffle burn. I've sustained that once in my life and I'm telling you it will happen never again. Looking back, it's sort of hilarious, but back then it was a pain to hide the pattern on my shoulders from the world until they disappeared.

As far as other summer clothes go, I like skirts and dresses because they're airy. Anyone who decides to wear black jeans in this heat, and plans on being outside is insane. You all have my undying respect, but seriously, put something cooler on? Sticking to your style is great, but dying of heat stroke might put a damper on things. I personally don't like many shorts, (I have one pair I really like-the ones in the picture, and another pair that are tolerable) but cargo pants are a nice compromise. Of course, it's hard to find a pair that isn't unflattering or *shudders* khaki, but I've got a pretty reliable pair that go well with aforementioned tees and tanks.

This is why I wear these shorts ^^

Today, we actually had yet another bout of rain, which made it slightly chilly in the morning and allowed me to wear one of my jackets for probably the last time until November. I savored every moment, though I was having a lazy day and so mostly slouched around in my Sherlock shirt. The sleeves on it are just so puffy and comfortable...

And now, if you'll excuse me, all this talk of summer has inspired me to go off and write a post about vanquishing the upcoming summer months. We will emerge victorious! ;)


  1. Believe me, I lived in Arizona for five years so I know exactly what you mean when you talk about stepping outside into that heat. It's so nasty! Your outfit looks great, though.


    1. The heat is just such a nuisance sometimes ^^ And thank you! :D

  2. xxxx little darkling xxxxMay 11, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Come to England! It rains in the summer! ;)
    I'm actually going to Florida for the summer this year. It means FLYING- which I am terrified of- and SHORTS- of which I own one pair- and SUNCREAM- of which I am violently allergic to with easily burnt skin.
    But Harry Potter theme park makes up for it :)

    Love your t-shirt. :)

  3. xxxx little darkling xxxxMay 11, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Come to England- rainy and cold all year around! ;)
    I'm actually going to Florida this summer. That means:
    FLYING- I'm terrified of it!
    SHORTS- I own one pair. I get paranoid about my hugenormous legs! :)
    SUNCREAM- I'm horribly allergic to it, and have very pale skin that burns quickly!
    But to be honest, Harry Potter Orlando makes up for it :)

    1. I would LOVE to visit England. It's on my bucket list along with most of Europe and Japan.
      Florida's great when you don't actually live here XD I'm sure I'd love it on vacation. I hope you have a lot of fun :D IOA and Universal are actually my favorite theme parks. They've got Harry Potter AND Halloween Horror Nights. Not to mention I can get in for free :D
      I'm sure your legs are beautiful ^^
      I burn super easily too, and though I'm not allergic to sunscreen I hate putting it on >.<