SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER !!! Hashtag lovesummerhateeverythingelse will accompany every Instagram post of mine here on out until Labor Day, probably. Because who doesn’t just looooovvvee summer?! The only time I could ever have any beef with summer is when there’s a heat index of a million degrees, because subjecting my body to any sort of clothing in those temperatures is pure torture. Heatwaves are only allowed to come through when I’m able to lay on the beach without moving for at least eight hours.
When there isn’t a heatwave and New York is a perfect 78 degrees and sunny, then all is right in the world. The days are great between museum visits and wandering in the park, and the nights are even better with dinner on a patio and long strolls home after stopping for ice cream. But the clothes! The summer clothes are just as fun as watching Fourth of July fireworks from someone’s rooftop! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been having a lot of fun with my sartorial decisions recently (one could say they’re becoming a little “questionable”?). And here are a few summer sartorial decisions I’d like to make ASAP…
The Ideal Outfit for Any and Every Day
If I had to pick one outfit to wear for the rest of Summer 2017, this might be it. I’m not sure what it is about apron-style dresses right now, but I want them all. Kind of vintage-y, kind of sweet, and a whole lot of potential. The one featured above is old J.Crew, but here’s something similar. Clash colors (because why wouldn’t you?!) à la mustard almost-mules and an oxblood bucket bag that will carry YOU (and you’ll carry it) straight through every season until summer makes its return once again. Now I’m off to go find a fruity cocktail and a rooftop, excusez MOI.
The Ideal Outfit if You Also Wish You Were an Art Teacher
Is it a smock? Or is it a dress? Both! Now think to yourself: what would my high school art teacher wear with this smock dress? Answer: slides (for ultimate comfort) and a headscarf (for keeping your hair back while you place your pottery in the kiln). Wearing this, an easel, blank canvas, and paints are really the only accessories you need. Am I right or am i right?
The Ideal Outfit if You’re Ready for a Marathon of Print Mixing
Lately I’ve been playing this really fun game where I outfit myself in as many prints and patterns as possible. For example, gingham and stripes and a rainbow sweater PLUS a camouflage jacket is a fun combination to walk down the New York streets in. But a paisley skirt is something I have yet to try. I think we’d get along very nicely, though. Especially when paired with an almost-tube top and wrap sandals. This is as close to a “going out” look as I can fathom. Fin.
Follow along with my questionable sartorial musings on the closest thing I’ll ever have to a “finsta” — @questionablesartorialchoices.