Summer is when my life is even more casual than it is the rest of the year! Also hotter. My house is un-air-conditioned except for a room unit in the living room, which juuuuust manages to keep things bearable on a 99° day like yesterday.

#1 is what I wore for the near record-setting warmth yesterday. Hair in a messy topknot to beat the heat, lightweight joggers, cross-front tank, favorite summer sandals. I'm also really liking the earthy note this multi-strand leather bracelet adds.

#2 was for a hiking day up at Rocky Mountain National Park. I like to wear brighter-colored gear when hiking, so my companions can find me more easily, long-sleeved Athleta tunic to combat the UV intensity at higher altitudes, cropped joggers because it was hot, and my Buff scarf as a neckerchief at first and, later, as a headband. I did wear shoes, btw, but I love these quirky bear socks.

#3 is an easy and casual outfit for a day of random errands, housework, and order fulfillment. Cropped boyfriend jeans, crochet-top tank (sorry, details aren't visible, but you can see them in the Find), ballet flats, and simple jewelry.

#4 is a bonus pic from our hike. That's my husband and son at a cascade in RMNP's alluvial fan area. The odd, boulder-strewn, sandy beach next to a mountain stream is the result of a flood in the 80s. We're incredibly lucky to live only about an hour and change from this park!

Aida used the term "earthy urban" to describe my summer style recently, and I think all these outfits (but especially 1 and 3) qualify.

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