15 October 2014

Beware the half-leg tan when choosing walking clothes

As you know (after all, I've done a whole series of posts about it), I've been walking just about every day since January. That's a lot of time outdoors in all sorts of weather. For most of the time I've been wearing these walking clothes:

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Yup, those are cropped leggings. They are super comfortable but now that spring has arrived and I'm wearing knee-length skirts more often, I've noticed that the lower half of my calves are slightly less pasty than the upper halves.

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Grant says I'm wasting my time posting a picture as you can't really see it, and says he can't really notice it in person either, but I can definitely see it. I notice it in my what I wore photos in which I'm wearing skirts too.

I'm glad that it's not that visible in person and want to correct the problem before it gets worse. As you can see in the photo above, I've taken to folding my cropped leggings up to knee length. Not the best look! I really need to get some new walking shorts as summer approaches.

So take this post as a warning - if you tan more readily than I do, beware the half-leg tan and either use sunscreen or wear walking clothes that won't result in your legs looking like a Top Deck.


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7 comments:

  1. I also wear cropped pants when I go walking/hiking, but I use the Jergens Glow lotion and that seems to keep my legs pretty even. Now sock/shoe tan lines...that's another story. :)

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    1. Oh yeah, there's no way to get around the shoe / sock thing!

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  2. The 1/2 leg shave and the 1/2 leg sunless tan...now that is a problem!!

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  3. we call that a fisher man tan line.

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  4. :-D I have a line from where my shoes finished when we were on holiday! The shoes I wear at home tend to be more open so I've had several comments about that! lol I just brag about how hot and sunny it was on holiday! :-)

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