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Is it worth buying summer clothes unless you are going abroad for hols?

(4 Posts)
strawberryjelly Fri 17-Jun-11 07:44:34

Think this was done recently- but just wondering?

This year I have bought a summer skirt, pair of cropped trousers, a dress and 2 T shirt tops.

I have only worn the trouser and tops so far.

I reckon that the maximum wear will be 10 weeks- July, August, early Sept- and maybe a bit of June if it picks up.

Summer clothes seem a waste- I have a wardrboe full ( ha ha) of summer skirts and dresses- well, about 4 of each- which rarely see the light of day then they go out of style.

Maybe I am a wuss but unless the sun is beating down I won't go bare legged or wear sandals as i feel too COLD.

Yet I do see other women in summer stuff the minute it's April.

cybbo Fri 17-Jun-11 07:51:49

Maybe you are buying too much stuff that can 'go out of style'

TattyDevine Fri 17-Jun-11 07:53:22

Haha. Such a British post.

I am actually an Aussie and I do giggle at people getting strappy tops out the minute it hits 20 degrees and the men with no shirts etc. And roofs down on cars. Cracks me up! The best is when the weather people say "scorching" ( scorchio !) because its 25 degrees.

Anyway, cultural piss-takes aside, one thing I have noticed is that when it is hot, its very very hot, mainly because buildings and general infrastructure aren't designed to release heat but to retain it due to the fact its cold most the year. So when you do get a proper "heat wave" you just swelter for days and that's when it can be handy to have some really hot weather stuff.

I suppose ideally you'd have some dresses that you could layer up with stuff underneath when its nippier, but wear bare when its "scorchio!". But I agree, I have a fairly small section of light trousers and cropped stuff and some nice dresses for when its hot, but it takes up a tiny section of my wardrobe! I tend to go a bit cheap and cheerful for summer, but spend more on my winter stuff, which is more staple investment stuff which I can wear and wear year after year.

strawberryjelly Fri 17-Jun-11 11:17:54

cybbo- deffo not buying high fashion- far too old for that!

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