Linen Pants, Vans + a Norfolk Sunset
Since dipping my toe into style blogging I find it to be an odd thing to write about. It may be because I've never been a diva or glamour girl (somehow most fashion bloggers tend to be one or the other), but who writes about style without an expense account, closet the size of my whole flat, or an "Instagram bod?"
In this moment it occurred to me that perhaps you, a real person, are looking for representations of style that tie in with ordinary living, "real" bodies, and accessible clothing options.
STYLE + REAL LIVING
One of the fondest memories I have from last spring was a weekend trip to Norfolk, Virginia. We stayed just outside the more popular Virginia Beach in a place that was relaxed, but had less-than-great beaches. We spend some time there but the ocean was cold, so half of our time was spent skate-boarding, walking, and sitting looking over the bay.
Mid Day in Norfolk
Sunny skies and mid-eighties.
Riding around town
Vans + skateboards = meant to be
SUNSET AT THE BAY
Did you note the reoccurring theme of light cotton or linen pants? If I am quite honest, this blog post is really to persuade you to buy linen pants for your summer: guys and girls. They are truly one of the most comfortable article of clothing I have ever owned for hot summers and breezy evenings.
If you have known the misery of long heavy skirts or jeans on a 90+ day you have my sympathy, but only if you run out and purchase something lighter for this summer. Natural fibers are just the thing to wear in hot weather, and at the beach a nice pair of linens go on over swimsuits to dry quickly, provide a bit of warmth for evening-wear, and go with any sweater or top you may choose to carelessly throw on over top.
They are magic pants.
LINKS FOR PURCHASE
A little plug I want to make for swimwear is with Albion Fit Swimwear. Their swimsuits vary to fit the needs of real women and I have loved every single thing I've purchased from them. My favorite so far is in this Pink + Green Tropical print because it's colorful, interesting, and reminds me of gloriously windy days in palm trees, fresh licuados, and sunset swims.
Plus, it has the added benefit of actually covering some skin, unlike many swim tops.
There you have it. Real women, on an unsponsored vacation.
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