July 25, 2017

Fashion Files: Staying Comfortable in the Summer

This post was created in partnership with Tommy John; it is not sponsored and all opinions are my own.

My least favorite way to spend my day (especially in the summer heat) is to be uncomfortable. Scratch that... my least favorite way to spend a work day is to be uncomfortable.

My style has always been identified as chic but comfortable. I have worn leggings for like 100 straight days (it's probably more) with the acceptation of a night out where I wore jeans. It's not because of any other reason other than that they are SO COMFORTABLE.

Leggings are pants people!

But seriously, I love to be comfortable. It's my favorite thing in the world to be in comfortable clothes, whatever that may be.

I especially need to be comfortable at work because if not, it throws off my entire day. The days where a necklace is bothering me or a shirt is falling off my shoulders are the worst days because I'm so distracted by my outfit, I can't seem to focus on anything else.

That's why I always make sure before I leave the house I feel good and comfortable about my outfit. Fashion is meant to make you feel confident and powerful, if you don't like what you're wearing, how could you take on the day?

I've noticed (especially with the athleisure trend) that more and more companies getting the hint that we like to be comfy. One of those companies is Tommy John, and through their products like under shirts, they definitely know a thing or two about comfortable clothes. To learn more about them, be sure to check them out. (Yes it's men's clothing but sometimes mens clothing, especially undershirts are just more comfortable LOL)

Here are my tips to remain cool, calm, and collected all day long:



Fabric: I always make sure that the material I'm wearing is breathable and comfy. I don't want anything too scratchy or silky against my skin, especially when I'm sweating. A simple cotton shirt or a kimono are my go-to's for work summer outfits. Pair it with a camisole and leggings and you're set.

Undergarments: It's a rarity that I wear a dress in the summer but if I do, I make sure that I have comfortable Spanx. That sounds like an oxymoron and it kind of is, but if you don't have comfortable Spanx (or a Spanx type item) don't bother wearing a dress. You will want to scream all day long.

I took this necklace off halfway through the day

Minimal Jewelry: I am a huge jewelry girl. I love my rings, bracelets, necklaces, and I love to stack them up. But, during the summer I go about my work day sans jewelry. I will wear a simple, no fuss bracelet and a ring but that's it. I stay away from necklaces because they stick to my skin and forget dangly bracelets -- they usually end up in my bag before it's even noon. I like to be minimal during the summer because it's just more comfortable that way.

Shoes: For the love of God, if my shoes hurt my feet the day is over. I usually end up barefoot under my desk. I stick to my trusty Jack Rogers or a great pair of J.Crew shoes in the summer because they're casual, but also can be dressed up if needed (it's best to advise that my office is super casual). If anything, I recommend keeping a pair of comfortable shoes at your desk that way, if all else fails, you have a backup.



I also recommend finding a style of clothing you like and sticking to it. I have no shame in saying that after I purchased one of these J.Crew shirts, I went and bought one in every color available. They are so comfortable, stylish, and can be dressed up or down. They are also so comfortable; the style fits really well, it's flowy and drapey but still seems fitted, and I'm just really into them.

Comfort is key, especially when it's hot and gross out, especially if you're at work trying to do your best, especially if you're commuting by subway.

What are your tips for staying comfortable all day long?
xoxo
B


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