What do you like to wear in summer?
For practical reasons, I prefer either long skirts or trousers, and something that covers my arms.
No, there’s nothing wrong with my arms, or my legs. And I couldn’t care less about ‘modest dressing’ (in fact, I hate the term and everything it implies). As I said, there are practical reasons for covering up. I mean, look at me: I’m pale. Yes, I know, that’s quite an understatement…
How long do you think I last in sunshine before burning to a crisp? Well, not long…
And of course I get a bit of a tan, gradually. Not that you would actually see it. But that’s OK: nobody sees it. Except me, of course. As far as everybody else is concerned, when I’m ‘tanned’, I just look like everybody else does in mid-winter. Or so I’ve been told…
But who needs to worry about sunshine in Finland, you may ask.
Well, as you may (or may not) know, we’re pretty high up north here. And that means we get quite a bit of daylight this time of year (I like to think it’s reimbursement for the cold, dark winters…). At the moment (it’s still only May) sunset is after 10 pm and sunrise a bit after 4 am. It’s nowhere near as many daylight hours as the people living in the north of the country get, but it still means I need some serious sun protection.
And as I hate sun screen (it’s the smell, and it makes me feel all sticky), I try to cover up when I’m outdoors in the sun. And I wear moisturizer with SPF 30 or higher, and I often carry a sun umbrella.
But these photos were taken in the evening, about an hour before sunset, so I thought I’d be safe with a bit more relaxed attitude…
skirt H&M / t-shirt. Garcia Jeans (old) / Gardigan: Esprit (old) /
shoes: Clarks / bag: Chanel / sunglasses: Prada
How do you feel about sun protection?
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