How to Beat June Gloom

If you are not a resident of Los Angeles, then you may be surprised to hear that it is not always sunny in LA. Each summer we start the season with what we like to call, "June Gloom." The coastal areas of LA are covered in an overcast, cloudy gray sky and it is super chilly! It is nothing like the first days of summer we all hope for. Although, I still like to hit the beach in order to make the most out of these summer days! The ideal attire for beating June Gloom is simple - a cozy sweater, denim shorts, and my OTBT sneakers.

While it is easy to want to stay inside on a cool day, I don't like to let June Gloom get me down. I doesn't always enjoy sweltering hot summers and cool summer days allow me to enjoy my favorite summer activities without sweat dripping down my face. A few months ago I moved to Manhattan Beach where I love to run along The Strand, bike on the bike path, or meet my girlfriends for brunch at a local cafe. I have been obsessed with living so close to the beach, and I definitely do not take it for granted. I like to fill my time with as many morning walks on the beach and sunset strolls as I can!

It is usually super misty by the coast on a June morning, which is why a warm sweater, shorts, and the ultimate pair of sneakers is essential for life at the beach. I like to wear my Normcore sneakers in mid-taupe because they are incredibly comfortable for a full day of activities. The metallic gold finish matches perfectly with my preference for a neutral wardrobe with a little pop of color here and there. 

My typical June Gloom morning begins as I put on my OTBT sneakers to grab a light breakfast, I take my coffee to-go, and head to the sand to get a closer look at the waves, and potentially - dolphins! Next, I'll ride my bike to downtown Manhattan Beach for a little shopping and to watch the surfers at the pier. I finish up the evening with an outdoor bbq, whether I'm hosting or a friend and the day is completely perfect. Beat that!



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*This post is in partnership with OTBT Shoes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.