Every summer, my mom berates me for not wearing shorts. Even when I wasn't fat, I wasn't a fan of shorts, but to mom, every summer, you are supposed to go buy some cute "short sets" and flip flops. I hate short sets and flip flops. But every June, she wants to know if I'm going to the sale at such-and-such big box store, because they have some "really cute short sets!" Sorry, but shorts and a sleeveless button-down in matching plaid are going to make me look like a block and bare way more skin than I want. I stick to jeans, t-shirts, and flowing skirts, but my mom insists that I can't be cool in hot weather without wearing shorts. A couple times, she's bought me a "shorts set" (which she shouldn't be doing on her budget anyway) and insisted I wear them, because it's more important to "be cool" when it's hot out than not be wearing something I hate that makes me uncomfortable. The last time she did that, I told her to take them back to the store. I'll stick with my hippie skirts, thank you.