This is what the weather forecast is looking like for the upcoming week. Not promising.
Maybe most people would cheer at the sight of sunshine and pool-worthy temperatures, but heat makes me sluggish and irritable. As the temperature rises, my productivity decreases exponentially. At least that's the story I'm sticking to ;) It's not even technically summer yet, and we're in the high 90s here. I mentioned in my last post how I'm preparing my wardrobe for the impending Texas summer. Being a member of the LDS church, I believe that modesty in dress, words, actions, and thoughts is important. I also think modesty doesn't have to mean frumpy or outdated. There are a lot of definitions of modesty, even among members of the church, but I'm just going with what I feel comfortable in (i.e. no tank tops, bikinis, mini skirts, etc). Anyway, on to the clothes and my Texas summer style mantras!
Note* These are just realizations I've had after suffering through last summer. I am in no way claiming fashion expertise of any kind.
Be Breezy. While shorts are nice and all, the ones I wear go to the knee, which don't provide much of a breeze. Instead, I say opt for skirts, particularly the maxi and the midi, which can be dressed down and up like so:
One and done. Wear as few layers as possible! I recently invested in this white V-neck pocket T and this maxi dress in black from Gap. They're a bit pricey, but I got them on sale, and I plan on wearing them to death. I'm purposefully choosing clothes that don't need to be layered with cardigans or other undershirts. Since I got the dress below in black, I envision it with a braided leopard print or tortoise belt and a sun hat.
And when all else fails...go inside, lock the doors, pull the shades, crank the A/C, and sit in your underwear with a stack of Otter Pops nearby.