I've been a big promoter of "See Clothes, Wear Clothes", in a F**k Flattering, F**k the Fashion Rules kinda way.
I do understand these things are not as simple for others though. I work in a small office (about 100 staff on our floor), and I would class this as a safe place for me. Baring my arms over the past few weeks as the weather got warmer was not something I thought about. I was hot, I took off my cardigan.
I know that I am privileged in feeling safe to do this.
When it came to this week, as the heat seemed to ramp up yet again, it was time for my war on the tights! As in, they were put away for a few days.
I have never shaved my legs, and as a natural blonde, I have never felt I needed to. Again, a place of privilege, I know, but my bare legs are not a silky smooth feat of epilated effort, but from throwing some lovely smelling moisturiser on every day.
|Hell Bunny dress from Hello Holiday - reviewed here|
They are pasty white. I've an 'English Rose' complexion, so white is my default colour!
|Lemon print dress from Simply Be|
I have a tattoo of an owl on my ankle. No f**ks given though.
|Happy TShirt from Look for Simply Be reviewed here, |
Collectif Liesel Skirt reviewed here
The only thing that concerns me about the 'bare legged' outfit is the dreaded chub rub. I've seen a number of things out there to help, including shorts. Erm, I wanna be cooler with bare legs, not add MORE layers thanks!
|Yours Clothing dress reviewed here|
I reached for my anti chafe balm on Monday, and accidentally applied my strong deodorant (saved for extreme heat waves), and liberally applied. And it works just as well as the balm. Good to note, I'm sure you'll agree, that Mitchum roll on stick works too!
If you feel comfortable and safe to go bare legged, go for it you gorgeous lot! Start small and know you're awesome for trying.
Much love my lovelies,