How to Beat the Hometown Summer Blues

How to Beat the Hometown Summer Blues

If you’re anything like me, you probably hate being back home for the summer. I mean, there was clearly a reason why I chose to leave in the first place for school. Being in an adventure filled city like Boston for most of the year and then coming back to the small capital region of Albany, New York leaves me with a bit of a lackluster feeling making home feel nothing but dull. However, I wasn’t allowing myself to stay in this rut and I will not allow you Fashionista/os to either! So, to get out of these hometown summer blues I discovered a list of ways to adventure and appreciate being home instead.

1—Visit your local museum. I didn’t realize how fortunate I was to live in an area with so much history. I had plenty of places to choose from. I decided to head to the Capitol building itself and explore there. Right afterward, I headed to the New York State Museum located right across the street. Right in the middle of both places is a cute little plaza with a giant fountain, cool art sculptures, and food trucks, perfect for a summer afternoon. Whether you’re into history or art, making a trip to appreciate your local museum is a must this summer.

  

2— Explore the outdoors. One thing I love about living in Albany is that there’s access to not only the city but the country as well. Your local town park is perfect for nature walks. My favorite one to go to is in Schodack. I like to go there to pick flowers and relax by the water.

3—Hop on the latest food craze. Pizza? Pasta? Coffee? Doughnuts? Ice cream? Whatever your town is known for, take a trip over and try it! Here, Troy is known for its cute little pop-up shops. The latest shop to pop up is Liza’s, a health foods restaurant that sells amazing smoothies and acai bowls. Did I mention they are huge? With seating outside, it was enjoyable to relax and take in the rest of downtown Troy.

Whatever your hometown has to offer, grab your closest friends, dress up, and explore!  Stuck on what to wear? I paired my denim skirt (aka my summer staple piece) with a button-down that I turned into a chic off-the-shoulder top perfect for summer. For accessories, I wore multiple simple necklaces, and for shoes, I wore nude oxfords.

What will you be doing to beat the hometown blues the last few weeks before school? Tag us in all of your summertime adventures @cfashionista.