It is hot as heck outside in North Carolina right now. And I'm just saying that besides my peeling sunburn (Oops, I really did wear and reapply sunscreen.) and sweat, sometimes I actually want to look nice.
Getting dressed in the summer is hard. I much prefer winter, when I want to wear something other than gym shorts. I do teach summer classes, so I don't have the whole summer off. I also have a lot of time to work out, so some days there's not a lot of point to getting dressed. So, even though, I'm unmotivated, I rule summer style, and this is how.
1. I have a few basic skirts that I cycle through.
Most of my skirts are from Modcloth.com or from Target. There's absolutely no need to pay a lot for summer skirts, especially if they're cotton.
2. I can wear all of my summer shirts/blouses with a sports bra. (Because who wants to put on a real bra, anyway?)
No really. That's how I picked out my summer tops. I also picked up a handful of racer-back undershirts at target to hide any sports bra straps.
3. I stick to really basic and light jewelry.
Obviously, I love my Chloe and Isabel jewelry, and you can check out the summer styles here.
4. I wear Ssekos.
5. I keep all of my workout clothes in my car because in the summer, you have to be flexible.
Yes, this means my car smells a little bit, but I'm already ready to swim, run, or head to a yoga class.
So this is what two of my summer outfits look like:
I like my homemade clothes last year, but I didn't have time this year to make my own outfits. (To read about my DIY T-Shirt adventure from last year, click here.)