_I love TheFashBot because she is all attitude.
She’s from the Midwest, and I know there are a lot of Midwesterners out there who are feelin’ the heat. Also, for those whose style is a bit more on the playful side – TheFashBot gives us Chictopians a few different options to try.
Have a nice weekend!
Dressing For The Heat – Midwest Edition!
Ok, so it’s summer. And it’s pretty damn hot. This means that most people, especially over here in the non-trendy midwest, opt for a tank, cotton shorts, and flip flops. Or for you hipster kids, an American Apparel v-neck, denim cutoffs, and gladiators. But wait! There are more options! Let me explain:
I’ve never understood the whole summer = not caring how you look thing. Personally, I care way less about what I’m wearing when there’s a foot of snow outside and I’m running late for school again. Summer is the time to experiment – you can wake up late (maybe), you spend more time hanging out with your friends, and you don’t have to cover up your amazing outfit with a giant coat.
So let’s unite – midwesterners, teenagers, and everybody else even – and take back the summer from slogan tees and ripped shorts. A couple options for the hottest days (clockwise, from left):
Loose sundress: Yeah, the AA bandage dress is cute and all but you can wear actual underwear underneath these! Shortening vintage dresses is a pretty cheap option. (especially since this area has lots of long-ignored thrift stores..)
Dashiki: Also known as the bright, patterned hippie tunics.This is basically the easiest thing to wear and there are thousands of secondhand ones floating around. Maybe put shorts underneath if you’re a normal height?
Romper: I don’t care if you were in diapers the last time you wore one of these, they are the most comfortable things ever. It takes no effort to wear one so you have no excuses.
Circle skirt: For those of us who want to cover up a little of their gorgeously bronzed limbs (sarcasm, kids), there is an alternative to the bandage skirt overload. Loose and swishy, and super flattering.
- Stephanie aka TheFashBot