I’ll be upfront… Im actually not a huge fan of summer. Now that I am past the years of getting summers off from school, all it means is that I will be really hot and not feel like I look good in anything. Swimming and other events, while I enjoy it, require bathing suits and showing off my lovely alabaster tan (read: nonexistent).
While this is not as big of an issue for me as it used to be, I also HATE being sweaty. Sure, getting in a good sweat session at the gym feels great, but just sitting at the office and stewing in humidity… yuck. So during the summer, I usually suffered through ill fitting shorts and capri work pants.
Last year, the trend of wearing those flowing linen pants or soft cotton joggers became all the rage. I loved them and hated them. No joke, they look like pajamas and I couldn’t think of a better thing to wear for 8 hours in the office. But, I couldn’t find a pair that looked good on me. It seems to happen every time a new style comes out… it’s just not ready for plus size. They make them in plus sizes, but they didn’t quite figure out that just increasing the dimensions of the size 0 doesn’t flatter anyone by the time you get to 14-16.
With all of the moving, trips, and activities early on in the summer I just didn’t have the time or money to shop for new clothes, so my wardrobe was a bit of a mashup of winter items sans sweaters made to be somewhat summer friendly. But I was just sick of wearing the same thing, and wanted something that would breathe and feel season appropriate. Enter summer pants.
These pics were taken before I really grasped the difference in quality between the two cameras in my phone… lesson learned.
Maybe it is the fashion industry catching up to plus size a year after the fact, finding the correct pattern, or just the fact that I am finally accepting that I can look good in clothes that don’t “hide” my weight. They still kind of looked like pajamas, so I added a blazer, costume jewelry,
And these are so COMFORTABLE!
I immediately went out and purchased 3 more pairs… and this has been one of my most comfortable summers, long pants and all.