June 20, 2022


I LOVE the summer!! Not only is it a super fun time of year with all kinds of awesome outdoor activities, it’s also a great time to show off your TOTALLY awesome summer fashion sense.

Who has totally awesome summer fashion sense, you ask? I do! Yup, that’s right. I am all about the cute hot-weather clothes. I should SO be a contestant on one of those reality television shows where fashion designers compete to create COOL and CREATIVE outfits. I would TOTALLY win and become super famous! You’d even see my ENTIRE fashion collection at New York Fashion Week and supermodels would be dying to wear my designs!!

I know what you’re thinking, “Gosh, Nikki, how in the world do you have an awesome summer fashion sense when your mom spends more time shopping in lame department stores than MacKenzie spends looking in the mirror?”

Good question, friends! You’re so smart 🙂 Even though my mom is fashion-challenged, I have a super cool summer wardrobe because I’m all about being creative. That’s right: you don’t need a ton of money or a mall to look good. You just need mad creative skills, like me.

If you’re looking at a closet full of ugly shorts, hideous shirts, and way-too-big hand-me-downs, fear not! I am here to help! 🙂 Here’s what you need to do…

1. Dig deep into your pile of reject winter clothes.

You know what I’m talking about…all the lame things your mother bought that you immediately wanted to burn, but decided to stuff in a drawer instead.

Since it’s summer, you have the perfect excuse to grab a pair of scissors and go nuts!! Those ridiculous jeans (or as your mom said “flattering dungarees that are going to look so smart on you”) can now become super cute shorts.

And that turtle neck that felt like a strait jacket for your neck? There’s a tank top, deep inside it, just waiting to come out! Full disclosure: some moms have been known to lose it when their kids go scissor-happy. I’m not saying any names (Poor Chloe!) Just a heads up…

2. Get friends to share.

So my mom bought me five pairs of solid-colored shorts and five plain T-shirts and was all like, “You’re set for the summer!” I don’t know what world she lives in, but that’s SO not all set!! Luckily, Zoey’s mom isn’t clueless, because she took Zoey to the mall to go clothes shopping last week!

It should totally be a law that parents have to take their kids to the mall at the start of every season! Really, they should have to meet a quota for hours spent in Forever 21 each month. (Wonder who I can write about passing that bill…)

Anywho, I emailed Zoey and asked her take pictures of her clothes in different combinations and then send them to me so I can plan outfits for when I (hopefully!) hang out with Brandon.

She wrote back, “Happiness is not so much in having as sharing.” I wonder what hippie New Age book she found that in! (Just kidding…I love that girl!)

3. Start from scratch.

OK, so I know this takes some work, but if you’re anything like me you have TONS of free time (since your mom won’t pay for that art camp you wanted to go to—what’s wrong with your mom?!?)

If you have a big piece of fabric (maybe from one of those huge ugly winter shirts) you can totally wrap it around your bathing suit like one of those cool sarongs models wear. And if someone in your house has a sewing machine, you’re golden!

OK I gotta run! Leave a comment and tell me what your favorite summer outfit is. Maybe I can borrow it. 🙂