Is it crazy wearing jeans in the summer heat?

The last few times I’ve gone out it’s been extremely hot and I’ve worn fitted jeans.

I suspect for some people wearing jeans in the summer heat is crazy. I have to say though, I was far more comfortable in my jeans than on the occasion when I chanced to wear shorts. I found it was way too hot for shorts.

But too hot for shorts probably doesn’t justify wearing jeans in the summer heat. After all, there are alternatives such as loose-fitting trousers made of a more summer heat friendly material. Or summery dresses and skirts.

But with my wardrobe still decidedly lacking my options are limited. I have no loose-fitting trousers made of a lightweight material. And I have no summery dresses and skirts. So my jeans are my go-to items when I step out.

Yesterday’s outfit…

denim shirt black tank blue jeans 2Remember the mannequin I bought last year? I haven’t done much with her lately. But I dressed her in the outfit I wore yesterday and took some pictures.

My outfit comprised of a pair of Hollister jeans, a 7 for All Mankind denim shirt and a black tank top.

The bag I’ve propped on the mannequin’s arm was a gift from my sister a couple December holiday’s ago. I didn’t actually use that bag with the outfit. I used my black JustFab faux leather bag. And I wore the JustFab Belen sandals I bought back in June.

For the most part I was comfortable enough wearing jeans in the summer heat?

I’m sure I would have been a lot more comfortable wearing something looser and made of a lighter material. But my Hollister jeans and 7 For All Mankind skirt were comfortable enough. Wearing sandals helped to make the look more season appropriate. It’s a look probably better suited to early fall before the temperature begins to dip to the point of needing a jacket.

Speaking of jackets…

Today’s outfit was definitely more crazy for the summer heat than yesterday’s. Today I wore a lightweight flowy short straps dress as a top over a pair of shorts. Sounds perfectly summer heat appropriate right? But I added a lined black blazer. And it was hot as heck today. I don’t think I need to tell you the effect of wearing a lined black blazer in scorching heat. But I needed the blazer to help cover up my problem areas.

Note: Graffiti background was added to Mannequin image using Photoshop. Graffiti background via

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Singer songwriter Adelamonica AKA Avenue Sixty editor in chief. Writing as Monica for The Monica Archives. Writing has always been one of my passions. In fact, when I was a teenager, I used to tell people they should remember my name, because I was going to become a famous author. I used to live to write and write to live--not in the sense of writing for income but writing to combat depression and to feel a sense of purpose. I've written novels, poems, articles and essays that I tried unsuccessfully to get published over many years starting in my teens. When I discovered blogging several ages ago, I turned to that avenue as a means of doing what I love without having to worry about publishers and their rejection letters. Modeling is also something I have always enjoyed and something I wanted very badly to do as a teenager. So badly that I used to lie and tell people I was a model. I would carry around a large portfolio style photo album and claim it was my modeling portfolio. But, as with my writing, the people with the power to make my modeling dreams come true saw nothing in me that made them stop me in the streets of New York to offer me a modeling contract with their agency. So when I discovered the ability to photograph my own self (before cell phones and selfies) I took up a hobby of pretend modeling at home and that hobby has remained with me throughout my life as a form of self expression and self therapy. I ask that you kindly excuse my lack of worldliness and any instances where I demonstrate lack of tact or lack of knowledge and even lack of basic intelligence in my writing and posing. I'm just here trying to have a little fun doing the things that make me happy. I'm just an average human for whom writing and posing and singing and dancing and the other things I do are ways I express myself and keep myself going on this ever challenging journey of life. I hope you will find something even remotely useful or interesting in the things I share.


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