Or, in other words, why September forces me to be creative each year with my outfits. Because that’s what happens every time September rolls around in the midwest. It’s HOT. (Fun fact, September has actually been hotter than August was this year). But it’s also not full-blown summer anymore, which means that white shorts and sandals, summery prints, and swimsuits are packed away, even though the temperature says it’s still fine to wear them. September is just such a month of transition (similar to March), that one can really be confused about what to wear.
At this point in the season, as much of a summer lover as I am, I do confess that I get a little tired of wearing the same tank tops and shorts that I’ve been wearing the previous three months. I sense that it’s time to mix it up, and the those around me might appreciate it as well. 😉 So, I stop reaching for tank tops and start reaching for more muted shirts or sleeveless button downs. I put away my flip flops and instead select black sandals. I say so long to my Lilly Pulitzer shorts and trade them in for denim or navy shorts. I still dress according to the hot temperatures that are outside, but I don’t look like I’m going to the beach, either. And somehow, I’ll get through this month of transition, and even come away with a few new outfit ideas, just like I always do.