Why is it so hard to dress up in the Summer?


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!


About Media Junkie Jungle

Maddy Murcott is a social media maven, reality tv obsessed, makeup junkie and has been a fan of watching the news since the age of 8. She is currently living the life of a northeast transplant in Colorado.


  1. egshopaholic

    Yeah, I find that it is too hot to care once we get deep into July in New York. The humidity is a killer. I’ve been taking advantage of these cooler days we’ve been having because I know the heat wave is coming.

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