One of the best things about being my own boss is that I get to wear what I want. Gone are the days of boiling in uncomfortable shirts and trousers in sweaty offices during the summer. This has been especially welcome in the recent hot weather, during which it has been all about shorts and T-shirts. Here are five reasons why they rule!
Down with the kids
I used to envy Dylan and Xander for being able to wear shorts and T-shirts in the summer – now I join them. While I’m under no illusions that they think I’m cool – indeed, Dylan called me a copycat the other day – I like to think it takes a few years off my appearance. I draw the line at back-to-front baseball caps though…
It’s not just about looking the part – staying cool is essential when the temperature gets higher than the average Brit can handle. Shorter garments allow your skin to breathe and the heat to escape. During the last few weeks, I’ve often found myself behind the barbecue so my seasonal fashion choices have helped here too.
Top up the tan
I’m not a big sun worshipper, but like to get a bit of colour on me during the summer months. These sartorial choices, then, are just the job for getting a hint of brown. It may be just a ‘farmer’s tan’, but I’m never going to take my shirt off in public, so nobody will be any the wiser. Unless I admit to it in a blog post or something…
Not that I’m getting a lot of free time at the moment, but donning shorts and T-shirts is great for impromptu games of football in the garden. Anyone who’s had a kick around with their kids while wearing jeans will testify what an uncomfortable experience it is. Plus, if you have a yellow shirt and blue shorts, it’s almost certainly like watching Brazil. In my case, Brazil in the last World Cup but, hey, it still looks cool.
Sadly, the British summer never lasts that long but I like to look at both sides of the coin. And there’s a great flip side here – summer sales! House of Fraser, for one, has a massive range of shorts and T-shirts at reduced prices at the moment. Get them while the sun is hot!
Disclosure: this is a collaborative post.