Wearing Skirts in the Summer {Seasonal Skirts Blog Hop}

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#SeasonalSkirts How a Skirts (mostly) Family Dresses for the Season-Summer Edition #modesty
It’s that time again! It’s the middle of the summer, the sun is shining, the pools are open, and it’s the best time of year to eat as many popsicles as you can stand so you don’t melt from the heat! I think the scorching weather is perfect for wearing skirts and dresses.  You can find lightweight fabrics, air flow keeps you cool, and it’s just a fun time to wear something twirly!

When wearing skirts in the summer, I tend to gravitate towards brighter colors and knee length skirts. In our home, sleeveless shirts are okay as long as the straps are wide enough and no undergarments show from the outside. I live in flip flops. I have pairs in all shades and colors. Summer is my excuse to paint my toenails and give myself a good pedicure!

Here are a few examples of what and how I wear skirts in the summer months:

Outfit #1
White t-shirt-Walmart
Purple Cami-Walmart
Pink cotton skirt-Gap
Black flip flops-Old Navy

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This one is very representative of my every day look in the summer. Comfort is absolutely paramount. Cotton skirts are great for this!

Outfit #2
Brown and tan cap sleeve shirt-Macy’s
White cami-Walmart
Brown cotton skirt-Target
Brown flip flops-Old Navy

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The cotton skirt makes another appearance! If you don’t have any of these, go raid your local thrift store and stock up on them! You will not regret it!

Outfit #3
Orange/red blouse-Overstock.com
White cami-Walmart
Denim skirt-Goodwill
Black flip flops-Old Navy

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You may have spied this jean skirt in my spring post.  It’s rather versatile and since you can wear nearly anything with denim, it is pulled out of the closet often!

Outfit #4
Brown t-shirt-Goodwill
White cami-Walmart
Yellow skirt-Goodwill
Brown flip flops-Old Navy

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This skirt! What can I say? It’s bright and makes me feel pretty because it swishes and twirls all around when I move. It’s a great color for summer, if you ask me, because it just radiates sunshine!

Last time, I shared with you some of the outfits my daughters would wear as well.  This time I’m skipping that portion because I have something else EXCITING to share! With summer comes an activity that often leaves a modestly minded woman frustrated—swimming.  Bathing suits typically aren’t designed with modesty in mind and quite frankly, tend to run in the opposite direction.

A quick Internet search will garner many options when it comes to modest swimwear, but most are either (in my humble opinion) rather frumpy or they are for some reason created in very garish fabric patterns. For the  last few years, I have searched high and low for a swimsuit that would meet our family’s clothing standards AND not make me feel like I was wearing something my Grandma would choose.  Then I discovered HydroChic.
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The first time I perused their site I spent at least 20 minutes looking at all the different options available. There is so much to choose from! They have swim shorts, capris, skirts in several lengths, skirted capris, swim shirts, and more. Pieces are sold separately and you can mix and match styles to make a customized swimsuit that not only covers, but suits your personal style!

I got the chance to review a product from their new Reign of Color 2014 Collection.   I was VERY excited about testing out the Ruched Runner Swim Skirt because it is just what I was looking for in a swimsuit. It provides coverage with it’s attached knee length leggings, but the skirt isn’t so long that it’s cumbersome or dangerous while swimming.

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Ignore that I’m wearing a t-shirt. My old rash guard bit the dust in the washing machine and I need to replace it.

 

This is super comfortable, even when wet.  The ruched side is designed to enable you to raise or lower the hem of the skirt to suit your taste or needs.  Just like the other HydroChic swimwear, this is chlorine resistant, and has UPF 50+ sun protection. I loved that I could move freely and I didn’t feel weighted down in the water. Keeping an eye on four children near water is no easy task and you have to constantly be ready to assist them if necessary, so you absolutely do not want to be swimming in a garment that will get too heavy or wrap around your legs in an uncomfortable fashion.

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I am in love and I’m so happy that I found this company! For ladies who prefer longer swim skirts, they have several of those on their site as well as other options.  There is something for everyone, including girls!

Now for the really exciting part! HydroChic has offered to sponsor a giveaway here at To the Moon and Back for this Summer Edition of Seasonal Skirts! One lucky reader will win a swim skirt of her choice!  To enter for your chance to win, just fill out the form below!  Good luck!

 

  I decided to start this series because of the many questions that I’ve heard about how women who are like me actually dress throughout the year.  Since each season has its own traits that have an effect on clothing choices, I thought that having four separate posts would be the best option.  Ten other bloggers have joined with me to co-host this hop, all of whom wear skirts and/or dresses mostly or only.  The co-hosts are:

Erin at For Him and My Family
Laura at Raising Soldiers 4 Christ
Kyndra at Sticks, Stones, and Chicken Bones
Selena at Look! We’re Learning!
Mrs Warde at Sceleratus Classical Academy
Caroline at The Modest Mom
Melissa at Life Off the Paved Road
Dawnita at Fogleman Forerunner
Hilary at Our Homeschool Studio
Annette at In All You Do

We look forward to sharing with you how we do it and please feel free to link up your own posts as well!
Read more: Seasonal Skirts: Spring Edition

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Dusty is a stay at home, homeschooling mother of four and has been married to the love of her life, a Southern gentleman, for 8 years. She is trying to find her own path in this great wide world while devouring chocolate and leaning on the Lord.

Comments

  1. I love that yellow skirt! It’s so bright and happy. :-D

  2. I think my favorite is the yellow skirt! So bright and cheery! Thanks for this series!! ;)

  3. Yellow is a fabulous color on you. Fabulous.

  4. Love that bright skirt! I am a bit too fearful to wear something that bright. I’m still branching out into colors more. I’m more of a denim skirt kinda gal myself.

  5. This is my first visit to your site, via The Modest Mom blog. I really enjoyed your post, and am another one who thinks your yellow skirt is so pretty and summery.

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