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One way I love to fight the frump during the summer, which is nine months long here in Arizona, is to wear a lot of skirts. There's just something about wearing a skirt that says, "I wore this on purpose. I didn't just throw on whatever was on top of the pile." I love that skirts can be dressed up or down depending on the top and shoes you wear. And I love that skirts allow for cool breezes to reach all your nether regions. I wore a lot of skirts while I was pregnant in Florida and have been a believer ever since.
I favor the cotton version, regular or stretchy knit, for comfort and versatility - but other fabrics are great too. I love thelook of linen but there's that whole ironing thing. Dress up your favorite skirt with a nice blouse and heels, or keep it casual with your favorite tee and flip flops.
Last week when Shannon was here she wore a great brown, knit skirt. We also hit Costco and ended up splitting a 2-pack of knit pants that I will use for PJs and exercising. Shannon wore them the next day and somehow they looked like different pants on her, very non-frumpy. Of course she looks better than me in almost everything. Including the several items of clothing that looked great on me one or two kids ago, which I passed on to her. Just doing my part to fight the frump.
Here is a sampling of skirts I found on the internet in just a few minutes this afternoon. They aren't particular favorites of mine, but I liked them all - they come from many different price ranges. Skirts come in so many different styles - find one that works for you!