I used to think that the fashions in summer
magazines were the standard for all of us when it came to dressing properly for the summer months. Short shorts and camis were some kind of rule rather than an option and while those are fun to wear sometimes, I realized just recently that my best summer look is probably not one that leaves the majority of my not-so-tanned body bare. In fact, short shorts and tank tops arenít even particularly comfortable for me to wear.
Your Summer Look Is PersonalFashion
plates and magazines are great for letting us know whatís hot, but there are so many different things that are fashionable at a particular time, itís not hard to find something to really suit you Ė even if itís different than what the popular crowd is wearing at your school. Take the short shorts, for example. They are super cute on a lot of girls, but I have some serious muscle in my thighs left over from biking and weight lifting. When I wear short shorts, the material actually tends to roll up over the front of my leg Ė and thatís just annoying. I look cute when Iím standing, but the minute I sit down, I have a bad case of rolling shorts. I finally just acknowledged that longer shorts or sun dresses are more flattering and more comfortable.
Activity Level and Styles
Another problem I had with muscles and skimpy summer clothing is that I like to exercise in the summer, too. And I discovered that summer exercise produces a great deal more sweat, even if youíre just walking around. When youíre wearing those short shorts and skimpy tops, I actually started sticking to things. If I was a bit sweaty from a few shots of the basketball outside and sat down on the plastic bench to rest for a minute I got stuck there. I literally had to peel the back of my thighs off the bench. It happened in the car, too and in most chairs I sat in. Itís annoying. In addition to those longer shorts and sundresses, I quickly added long athletic shorts to my collection of real summer clothing.
Wear Whatís Comfortable
Donít misunderstand me Ė I love summer fashions
and I think short shorts and what not are fun, especially when youíre young and can really enjoy those sorts of styles. I just think itís a shame that we arenít encouraged to find options outside of what is considered ďthe normĒ for teens. Donít ever feel pressured to wear something because itís featured in a fashion magazine or because your best friend thinks itís the best thing since sliced bread. If itís not comfortable and if you feel awkward wearing it Ė donít. This works both ways. I hate having my legs stick to stuff in rolling up short shorts. I have friends that hate to feel confined in longer shorts that donít leave their legs bare to move easily. Whatever you decide to wear, be sure it feels good, it looks good and it makes you feel good wearing it.