I have mastered the art dressing up in cold weather, but the rules to dressing up in the summer are not so concrete.
What makes a great summer outfit for an evening out? Here in the New York Metropolitan area it can go from sunny and 75 to humid and 98 within a day. Thus leading the outfit planning to be a more difficult task than it should be.
When dressing up for dinner on a warm July night, what exactly are you supposed to wear? On one hand you could wear a romper appropriate for evening but is a romper ever appropriate besides daytime? Maybe, if its made of a certain material or a certain color. On the other hand, you could dress up boyfriend jeans with a blazer and heels. But are lighter washed jeans appropriate for evening? The confusion continues.
Location is of course the biggest factor in determining a wardrobe for summer. What is appropriate for a family dinner at a crab shack is not appropriate for a dinner out with your boyfriend. However, if it is so humid that my clothes are sticking to me from my walk to my car, I often slack off.
I reach for nike shorts more often than not, even though I know I have a stack of chino shorts waiting to be shown sunlight. I find myself looking for my t-shirts from sorority formals more lovingly than my linen button downs. It has gotten so bad that I am now going to hold myself more responsible for actually utilizing my wardrobe. I am going to post OOTD pictures on my instagram (mediajunkiejungle) at least twice a week.
Let’s see how this little experiment goes!