It’s about time I cover this topic on my blog…
I love shorts and tank tops as much as the next person but sometimes the day calls for a modest summer outfit.
There are lots of reasons someone might want to cover up in the summer. It could be body issues, religious reasons, skin concerns, or some other personal reason. Regardless, here’s an outfit that will you keep cool and conservative all summer long!
? WHAT I’M WEARING ?
Thrifted crop top & pants, $2 total (shop similar top, shop similar pants) | Lulu’s sandals, $19 (shop exact sandals) | L’Oreal lipstick in Saucy Mauve (shop exact lipstick) | Vintage bangles | Gifted necklace | DIY earrings
? SHOP MY LOOK ?
This pale pink tee is a find from my June thrift haul, when I expressed an interest in finding crop tops to wear with these black palazzo pants. The outfit turned out exactly as I had anticipated and was perfect for wearing to a conservative family dinner!
I added a few accessories to further personalize the look. The bangles are a part of a vintage set from my late great grandma, the necklace was a gift, and the handmade earrings always elicit comments from strangers saying they look like snowballs. Why not wear snowballs in the middle of summer?!
I grew up in a church environment so I’ve probably worn or know about pretty much every modest dressing tip in the book.
Aside from an outfit like I’m wearing here, you might consider the following: maxi dress, maxi skirts, culottes, kimonos, gauzy long sleeve tops, light scarves, and almost anything made of cotton is a decent option for staying comfortable without revealing too much skin.
Your Style, Your Rules
Sometimes people might not understand why you’re choosing to wear jeans on a hot summer day but please don’t let them discourage you from wearing what you want.
I’ve noticed a double standard that women especially get picked on for not wearing enough clothes in the summer AND for wearing too much. It seems there is no balance that’s completely acceptable. So you just gotta do what you feel comfortable with and ignore the cranky people who have probably been in the sun too long. 😉
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