By Lynsey Eaton | Photography by Stephen Albanese
Here’s a not-so-secret secret: Katie hates summer clothes. While all the rest of us are wafting around in caftans and breezy dresses, she’s buying blazers and sweatshirts like it’s the twentieth of January, not July.
Every summer, without fail, we’ll do a little shopping and you’ll hear over the racks “Why is everything so frilly and bright?” At which point I am prompted to remind her that, “Katie, it’s summer. You hate summer fashion. That’s why.”
Now don’t get me wrong, we love summer – bring on the popsicles and the pool parties – and don’t want the good weather and good times to end. But when it comes to getting dressed to beat the heat, this right here is pretty much the uniform – if it doesn’t double as a swimsuit cover up, not interested.
Let’s just say we aren’t the least bit disappointed that Pre-Fall collections have started to pop up here and there. We’ll be counting down the days until sweaters reign supreme, plaid is the print of choice and layering is our second language, all with mai tais in hand. (Cheers!)
And until then, if you see a girl running around town in a parka in the blistering heat, you know who it is.
But when it comes to getting dressed to beat the heat, this right here is pretty much the uniform – if it doesn’t double as a swimsuit cover up, not interested.