You know those girls who glisten rather than sweat? I happen to do the opposite of glisten: Buckets of water run from my pores once it gets over 70 degrees outside. One of my best friends glistens. It’s magical. We’ll do an hour workout in a hundred degree yoga classroom, and when we leave I am tempted to throw away my sloshy wet workout clothes, while my friend is merely flushed in the cheeks with an amazing glow.
Summer in New York City is special. I don’t mind the heat — after six months of freezing weather I welcome it with open arms. But it is hot, humid, and sticky.
My sole goal in the summertime is to feel cool and comfortable. While I have a few pieces I’d consider to be Capsule-worthy, most of my summer clothes last one to two seasons because I ruin them with all the aforementioned sweat. (Is this TMI? Am I the only one?)
Each summer I purchase a few inexpensive, breezy dresses that I will live in for the next few months. I feel ok with them only lasting a few months if I haven’t spent too much on them. I cannot tell you how many expensive silk blouses and dresses I have ruined due to the summer heat.
My goal for this summer capsule series is to be as honest as I can about what I am actually wearing, and what my day-to-day life really looks like. I feel excited about these posts, because they feel like me. We shot all the posts in my neighborhood, in my subway stop, on the streets I walk every single day. I smile just thinking about it because I feel they really reflect me. And I think that’s one of the most important lessons I’m learning through this experiment: getting to know and embrace who I am more.
So bear with me as I venture into my ‘not-so-summer’ capsule.
This Summer’s Add-ons
- 2 pairs of comfy wedges from Target: one in black + one in camel. I buy a pair of cheap and comfortable sandals every summer. These were $30 each, and so far I’ve worn them both multiple times a week.
- White Cotton Tank.
- Black Cotton loose shorts
- White Flowy Bohemian Dress.
- A Sassy Summer dress that I can do twirls in.
My Summer Staples
- White + Blue denim cut-off shorts
- My faithful year-round skinny jeans
- Light weight romper
- Beach Cover-up
- White Silk Tank
- Blue Denim Gauchos
- White V-Neck T
- Black Maxi Dress
- One Piece Bathing Suit + Black Bikini