A cool start to summer resulted in mostly jeans or long, but lightweight pants during the month of June and warmer tops. As a result, summer specific garments didn’t come out in force until the third quarter of the year - or July, August, and September. I wore a mix of garments, but I’m a uniform dresser with a tendency to repeat combinations I

Reviewing ‘wear counts’ for the third quarter, reveals definite preferences. A regular outfit consisted of shorts, a linen camp shirt, sneakers, and a Tilley hat for sun protection.

Black shorts - 22 wears
Beige shorts - 18 wears
Steel blue shorts - 17 wears
Levis wide leg jeans, white jeans, olive linen crops, black OTF crops - 6 times each

White linen button down - 18 wears
Navy linen button down - 9 wears
Light blue linen button down - 8 wears
Yellow floral hoodie - 18 wears
J Crew cropped t - honourable mention, gifted by a YLF’er in Sept and worn 8 times!!

Dressier items did see more wear this quarter, compared to previous summers since there were opportunities for dressing up. DH and I had a couple of casual dates with dinner at restaurants with outdoor patios, and then there were weekly bridge nights, and a trip in September. I had particular fun experimenting with a colourful sleeveless dress (4 wears) that I wore under skirts as a top, and throwing a bright coloured thrifted Hawaiin shirt (7 wears) over a tank top as a layering piece.

October has started out hot (80degF!) so I am still in shorts, and having a hard time wrapping my head around fall dressing. I might pull out a pair of long pants, or a sweater if the day turns cool - but for the past two days I’ve been in shorts and a T!

Anyone else still milking your summer capsule, or have you moved on to fall?

A few outfits…

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