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retaining personal style when it is hot as fuck outside

Postby lightfoot » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:36 pm

this summer has been unbearable in nyc

every year i think "okay this is the year i really figure out my summer wardrobe, i'm gonna do it right this time" and then inevitably by early july i am in shorts and a tee, occasionally a button down if possible

how do u guys dress in the summer? are there ways to retain individuality and creativity when your options are lessened? if so, how?
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Re: retaining personal style when it is hot as fuck outside

Postby CMYK » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:04 pm

Tis a worthless pursuit. Give in or suffer the consequences (sweat).
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Re: retaining personal style when it is hot as fuck outside

Postby Julio » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:18 am

i think the use of fewer pieces means you can really tinker with cuts/proportions and how you style the top/bottom components + are you wearing sandals or canvas shoes? maybe unlined suede or soft leather? i feel like since you only have so much to work with you'll eventually find what you like. i don't think you need to worry too much beyond figuring out what you're comfortable and happy in, be it uniqlo kando shorts and an outlier tee (not me) or a uniqlo boxy tee and cdg drop crotch shorts (me). imho a big chunk of summertime dressing is how you carry things and what little choices you end up making.
ex the latter outfit:
contrast someone in black, white, or grey boxy tee with black tropical wool or boiled poly drop crotch shorts in a pair of... knit runners or smth
and then someone in navy, white, or cream boxy tee with same shorts in denim wearing... keen uneeks, or pump furys? pretty much the same top + bottom pieces but they're two different directions it feels like

just reaching for random examples

but really what's the point of this thread when there's Mums on Holiday?
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Re: retaining personal style when it is hot as fuck outside

Postby lightfoot » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:20 am

i am an idiot and thought we were discussing the classic 2003 film "Under The Tuscan Sun" in that thread
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Re: retaining personal style when it is hot as fuck outside

Postby rjbman » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:24 am

was it not about mom-style fashion?
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Re: retaining personal style when it is hot as fuck outside

Postby popcorn » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:41 pm

assuredly we've tried making a summer thread before, but i can't find it now so i guess we can do it here

lightfoot wrote:every year i think "okay this is the year i really figure out my summer wardrobe, i'm gonna do it right this time" and then inevitably by early july i am in shorts and a tee, occasionally a button down if possible


August is a fun time to talk about summer fashion because nobody's being aspirational! No lies all retrospective :wink:

My summer job was teaching kids in a university building, and I wore my usual uniqlo casual black pants every day because they make me feel... exactly as adult as I am? Which is about 60% of the way from high school to full time work.
I've worn a casual button down, untucked, on about 80% of my work days.
I've worn a huge tee shirt, untucked, on about 60% of my non-work days.
+ If it's a rainy day, I wear my paper-thin black rain jacket. I put it back into my backpack when I got too hot.

I guess my regular summer energy is just... fall energy?
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lightfoot wrote:this summer has been unbearable in nyc

was talking about this with a friend the other day, I think it was actually less hot this summer than 2017 was; just a handful of 90 degree days, which is the point where heat becomes "oppressive" for me and I can't have fun with it

Maybe this is content for the NYC thread but it really hasn't been unbearable: not wearing shorts is one of the things I've always loved about new york. On the 8am subway commutes absolutely nobody is wearing shorts. because that's just the tone of life. it feels like people have shit to do! construction workers don't wear shorts while they're tasked to place the world around me. I love that.
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