It's funny the revelations you have as you get older. Like when you finally start realizing who your true friends are and that the others aren't worth your time. Or when you discover that strawberries are delicious. Or when you go from an indifferent stance on something, to a fiery passion.
Well the revelation I've had in the past couple years is that I despise summer apparel. Just straight up hate it. Short shorts that force you to keep up with leg shaving on a daily basis, light tank tops, open sandals, girly dresses, colorful patterns, minimal layering. It all just doesn't do it for me. I find it so hard to dress appropriately in the summer. I always feel like a tween on my way to a One Direction concert no matter what I wear.
And considering my taste is for dark, saturated colors and more sophisticated fabrics, summer just isn't a wardrobe-friendly season for me. I feel out of my element every single hot, humid day that I'm forced to bear more skin than I care to.
And because of this reason, I'm KIND OF OK with summer ending. Kind of. I'm not going to lie, I do love summer. For non-clothing reasons. Cold beverages on a patio with friends, running outside, vacations, festivals, weddings, etc. Those all make summer great.
But, for the brief time that the perfect fall weather is upon us, it's worth it. If I could bottle Spring and Fall and just let them take over year-round I totally would. Summer and Winter can pack up shop and take their extreme temperatures elsewhere.
I'm ready for the crisp breeze, Bengals football on TV on a lazy Sunday, Keeneland tailgating, and.. of course... THESE!
During summer I went through my entire wardrobe and donated probably a good 20 pairs of shoes. Many of them were boots I was ready to retire. So what does that mean? Time to replenish the stock of course :). Above are the fall footwear I'm coveting at the moment.
((Side note: if you're the type who likes to get the most use out of the fewest shoes you can, check out my complete shoe collection in only 8 pairs!))
So, with that...what side are you on? Are you clinging to summer and relishing in every last flip-flop day you have? Or are you like the girl I saw around town yesterday who was rocking jeans and riding boots in 85 degree weather? (May have jumped the gun a tad, sister.)
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