2020 Update: We still think this is an interesting discussion on how to look polished with bug-bitten legs; links have been updated below.
Today’s reader mail comes to us from a reader with an interesting dilemma about interview attire — particularly skirt suits:
I just scored 3 awesome interviews with publishing companies in the South. I know I need to dress conservatively, but it’s so HOT down here in the South that I’m not sure what to wear. I don’t want to look like a freak all dressed in a suit when it’s 98F with 100% humidity. What would you suggest? Also, I currently work at a summer camp, so my legs are covered with mosquito and chigger bites! I’m way more comfortable in a skirt than I am in pants, but should I wear pants just to cover up the bug bites? Would really appreciate any suggestions and advice!