Style Advice of the Week

Dear Mother Nature, you’re making it very hard to wear cute clothes. I forgot how hot South Carolina gets in the summer months. I spent all winter wanting the weather to warm up. Now as I start sweating every time I walk out the door, I’m beginning to regret my request. The weather forecast for the rest of the summer is hot. It’s only going to get hotter from here. With temperatures reaching the upper 90s and ridiculously high humidity, there is no longer such thing as a good hair day. As we say here in the South, “Southern girls don’t sweat, they glisten.” (This saying is actually on T-shirts that people buy and wear. I can’t make this stuff up, folks.) One way to beat the heat is to carry around one of those mist fans which often come with built-in straws that you see in Disney World. Kidding. Don’t do that. Another less nerdy way to stay cool is just to dress for the weather.

This Fashionista is wearing a perfect outfit for a humid day in the south. Okay, so maybe wearing boots isn’t the absolute best way to keep your feet cool. Beauty is pain? You can never – I repeat – you can NEVER go wrong with a pair of Dr. Martens. No matter what the season is, if you can wear them you should. Her floral Dr. Martens add an edgy feel to her ensemble. This line of British footwear has been around for decades and continues to stay in style.

She completes her ensemble with a pair of button-up, high-waisted shorts, a black crop top and a simple necklace. These items are simple which puts all of the focus on her amazing boots.

This week, I encourage you to bring boots back into your wardrobe. Ignore the heat on your feet (Dr. Seuss would have been proud of that sentence). Pair them with shorts or a dress to add a grungy vibe to your look.


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