We all have those days…
You know, when we don’t want to make an effort, for whatever reason. I seem to have a lot of those days. Just saying…
Well, it’s winter, it’s cold. Battling snow and ice takes all my energy.
Actually, I find both cold and hot weather bring out my lazy side, making me go for something pared-down and simple. Minimalism and functionalism rule: I dress for warmth and comfort, and anything that is not absolutely necessary is redundant. Besides, it’s damn challenging to look stylish when you’re ankle deep in snow most of the time. That’s my excuse, anyway.
And I hate layering. I know, I’ve said that before.
But really, in my opinion layering is not the most practical way of dressing in Finland. Sure, it’s cold, outdoors. That’s what the huge coat and a big scarf are for. But indoors (= houses, buses, trains etc), that’s a different story: it’s usually at least +20°C / 68°F, if not even warmer (I’m typing this in my living room, wearing shorts and a t-shirt). So, layering means you keep taking off your extra layers, then putting them back on before going out. Not very practical if you plan to go shopping, popping in and out of shops all the time. Or if your morning commute involves a train ride of more than 15 minutes. I find it’s easier to just take my coat off and fold it over my arm whereas lots of layers would make me feel like a sweaty mess in no time.
So, in keeping with my personal preference of only one layer between my underwear and outerwear, I live in light-weight cashmere sweaters in winter. I suppose wool would be just as warm, but my skin doesn’t like it. So, over the years I’ve collected quite a few cashmere sweaters and cardigans. Maybe my winter challenge should be to wear each one at least once?
cashmere sweater: old (lost the label) / cords: Marks and Spencer /
bag: Furla / sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana
What do you wear when you don’t want to make an effort?
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