Travel: Dressing for warm weather
I’ve been racking my brain about what to wear in very, super hot weather when on vacation and not on a beach (e.g. On farms or places where mosquitos love to live).
I could make those pants slim fit white jeans (to avoid getting too warm as white will reflect head), and change the Birkenstocks to a rose gold leather style, but the crux of the matter is that I need to be FULLY covered for 2 reasons:
I’m vigilant about not getting burned, getting early wrinkles and sunspots
2. Bug bites
Each time I’ve tried to wear a dress with sandals, I get bitten at least 3 separate times.
I figured if I look at very religiously conservative countries I’d get an idea but wearing long sleeved shirts with long skirts is not my thing.
In the end, what I think might work best is a pair of light-fabric white straight-legged almost skinny pants (not super tight) with long-sleeved shirts that are stylish like colourful, light embroidered tunics or peasant blouses à la Tory Burch’s aesthetic if that makes sense.
Neither of those tunic or peasant tops are really my style but long-sleeved collared shirts seem far too formal…
Or a wide-legged white pair of linen pants with a light, striped long-sleeved top but I’d be afraid of looking too much like a sailor.
Maybe grey instead of white pants to avoid that vibe.
For me to try skirts or dresses, they would have to be maxi-length to avoid the bugs from attaching my sweet, juicy calves and anything flowy would look very Gypsy-or-Hippie-like against a long-sleeved top.
I could wear a slimmer maxi skirt or dress but then I still need to walk comfortably, and wear some sort of light topper for my arms (also very desirable feeding grounds for bugs).
As for the sandal situation, my feet come first in comfort and Birkenstocks are where it is at. Thankfully, the Olsen’s and various other celebrities have made them cool again to wear.
Or bug spray, but that means having to shower and irritate my eczema-laden skin nightly.
Or just travel when it is cold.