For those of us living this concealed carry lifestyle and even for those that are just getting started, the summer season tends to be the most challenging. In this summer edition of my Concealed Carry Style Guide, I’m sharing ten looks for embracing the summer heat & humidity. Whether you are headed off to Sunday church, date night, or gathering with some family for a fun weekend picnic I’ve got a fun mix of looks. I’m sharing my styling and carry tips to keep you looking cute while carrying concealed this season.
Below I’m are all the deets of what I’m wearing and what I’m carrying. You’ll find links to exact clothing items, if they are still available. I try to shop my closet as much as possible and only add a few new pieces each season to keep things fresh. So some of the items are no longer available. I’m also including similar budget-friendly items so you can recreate these looks for less. You can find those in the slider below each look.
— CONCEALED CARRY TIP —
Keep in mind that with any change of outfit or addition of a clothing style (to include layers) that you aren’t used to wearing that you practice dry drawing. This holds true if you change up your carry position or holster. You want to take time to practice dry drawing which is drawing your unloaded & cleared gun from your carry position in the outfit you are wearing. Get as many reps as you need in order to feel confident and comfortable that you’ll be able to efficiently draw your weapon should you need. A garment will never clear the same way twice. If you run into any obstacles drawing, evaluate what they are and see if there is an adjustment to be made. So long as you can access your firearm that is comfortable for you, then that’s what matters. In addition to dry drawing, also get some live fire practice in with your outfits at the range.
— DISCOUNT CODES —
Through my concealed carry journey, I’ve found holsters that I love and use daily and some of the brands I love have graciously given me discount codes. Hopefully this helps puts a little ease on your wallet since we all know that finding the right holster is trial and error. As an FYI, I don’t make any money off the sales from discount codes. They are merely a small way I can say thank you to all of you that support SMT.