Summer here is hot. Really hot. There are days of blistering sunshine and nights with the windows thrown open and fans on full blast. Booming thunderstorms break up the sunlight but thrive on the existence of a humidity so thick you feel as though you are walking inside of a latte.
If winter is for putting on as many layers as possible, summer is all about taking them off.
There’s an ease to summer dressing you’re hard-pressed to find in any other season. Maybe I simply don’t dress to impress as often because I can’t find the energy amidst the heat. We become shapeless in the summer in an entirely different way to the hulking, tightly wound figures of winter. In summer, we are shapeless in loose fabrics, bare skin shining, stretched out onto the grass in indiscernible shapes.
I hate and love summer dressing. I love it because you can throw on a single piece of clothing: a dress, a romper, a swimsuit and call it a day, usually with no makeup because otherwise you may just sweat it off. I hate it because I feel like I never look as put together as I do in the fall, when my aesthetic turns from 90’s street trash to otherworldly being. Or maybe I always look the same and I’m just projecting right now.
Either way, summertime is throw-it-on-and-go time, and I’m of the belief that one of the best things you can throw on is a lightweight dress. Easy. Breezy. Beautiful. *whispers* Covergirl.
(This post is not sponsored by Covergirl.)
What’s not to love about throwing on a dress in the summer? You can still look pretty put-together while getting a nice crotch breeze. I realize the phrase “crotch breeze” is not an elegant one but I think it’s probably the most effective way to describe it. You know what I’m talking about.
Is it a dress? Is it your grandfather’s nightshirt? Does it matter either way?
This is a linen-blend dress, so the long sleeves aren’t too stifling. Buttons all the way down the front and a really loose fit because 1) ya girl has a big butt and I didn’t want that getting tight at any point and 2) the looser the fit = the higher the comfort factor. Obviously going too loose on certain dresses can give more of a potato-sack-esque vibe, but that’s a look in its own right if it’s what you’re going for.
Sunglasses: Quay Australia
When I wore this dress to my university graduation, not only did I look cute, but I didn’t get overheated under the robe because it’s 100% linen.
This dress makes me feel like a badass fairy princess when I wear it, or something like that. It’s white, which is terrifying, but it also has pockets, which is a game-changer.
Sunglasses: Quay Australia (Similar)