I can see so many people note the challenge of summer style in their 2013 style resolutions. I had a little sigh of relief that I am not alone in this challenge. Living in sub tropics, summer is my dominant season so that means so much of the year it is hard to be stylish...I would be interested in what others try when belts, scarves, jackets etc are just out of the question. As starters here are a couple of looks I am kind of happy with (the dress does look a little more saggy than I usually like but its been a boon for days at home or just running for milk...). I found little bike shorts under work and not as hot as I thought. If its for a work meeting etc, linen pants and a cotton top with a collar seem appopriate and I don't usually do button downs but the collar seems to do 'appropriate'. For the office, i wear a wide leg pant, tank top and then pop on a cotton/linen and unlined jacket which can be hard to find and I scour the stores for them. Sandals of course are de rigeur. I have been taking note that slim women at work wear a lot of linen dresses and a strappy sandal with a heel. In darker or neutral block colours i guess they see that as ok for work and if really needed a light jacket could go over the top. Alas shift dresses don't work for me, Can't wait to see others' ideas... My other observation is my summer clothes rarely last much more than a season. I guess 6+ months of cotton/linens being washed constantly (when you wear 2-3 outfits a day!) don't last so well and I probably buy accordingly...

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