Leave it to Kate Upton to make us feel bright and sunny even during the dead of winter!
Although sans bikini this time around, Kate had us dreaming of warm weather days nonetheless thanks to her most recent happy-go-lucky shots featured in this month’s issue of Elle France. Appearing more girl-next-door and less sex kitten in a slew of varsity-style apparel and funky printed shorts, the buxom blonde posed as a true American Beauty while having some good clean summer fun. Shot by photographer Matt Jones, the spread is chock full of cheery snapshots of the model showing off her pearly whites, reminding us of just how much we love to see the Florida native as her natural fun-loving self. Don’t get us wrong. We love nothing more than to catch the gorgeous blonde turning up the heat in a two-piece or channeling her inner high-fashion diva for Vogue, but we can’t deny that there is something to be said about Kate hugging a giant Teddy or riding her bike in a wild leopard print outfit. One thing is for sure, Kate is one fun loving gal that we definitely can never get enough of. Now brighten up your day and check out all of Kate’s outdoor antics below!