In summer I really struggle on the sartorial front with trying to find the balance between looking classic/modern and feminine, feeling cool and comfortable, and being sun smart. I can’t be a sun-worshipper with my skin type and light-sensitive eyes. Ideally, I’m a jeans and blazer kind of girl who loves mild weather. I’m also very comfortable in athletic clothes for long walks or running errands on foot, but one can’t live in them!
Each year I try to figure out the best outfits for me. Uniforms appeal to me – I like owning less clothes, the versatility that comes with a well-thought out wardrobe, easier shopping and finding what style resonates with my desires and practical pursuits.
This summer I’m testing two uniforms:
mid-thigh-length, low-waist-rise shorts (when I can find them, agh!)
a button up shirt with elbow length or long sleeves
medium brim fashion hat or peak cap
Cool nights/air-conditioning: blazer / scarf / coloured pants
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medium brim hat
Cool nights/air-conditioning: denim jacket / cardigan / scarf
I like the idea of converse-style sneakers with a dress and hat, but how does one do it without looking like a teenager??! Do you have a seasonal uniform or struggle to find one too?