Spring Fatigue

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I really, really hate all my clothes at the moment. Well, maybe hate is a bit too strong a word. But I definitely have an occasional, irrational urge to just burn all my clothes. I’m just so bored with my wardrobe. My winter wardrobe, that is.

What? It’s spring? Getting sunny and warm? Oh please! I’m in Finland: Mother Nature may just decide to dump a fresh load of snow on us on a whim, April or not… And sure, we do get sunny days, lots of them. But they’re usually accompanied by balmy temperatures of 5 °C(= 41 °F) or so this time of the year…

Burberry bag

So, to say I’m ready for some warmer weather would be an understatement… And at this point I’m really struggling to come up with new outfits. And that’s why I keep wearing the same clothes all the time. Dressing up is such a hassle, what with the weather being so moody (snow / rain / cold / windy or all of the above) and all. Really, why bother?

I’ve never understood why people complain about ‘the cold, dark autumn’. I’ve always found spring a million times more depressing. I mean, you think it’s finally getting warmer, and the sun is shining, and a moment later you’re suddenly knee deep in snow. Or it’s raining all the time, whatever.

I guess what I’m trying to say is spring doesn’t inspire me at all (for the record: I love autumn).

I do look forward to summer, of course, eventually. But for now, I’m suffering from kevätväsymys. Yes, that’s a word. It’s Finnish, and it means getting a bit depressed and tired in spring. It has something to do with adjusting to the increasing light after the long, dark winter. And I’ve decided to make the most of it. So, it’s OK to feel uninspired and bored, and it’s OK to wear the same clothes all the time.

I’ll get my groove back, of course. I promise. As soon as the temperature hits double digits… (yes, Mother Nature, that was a hint…)

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Outfit details (all old):

down jacket: Beaumont / shirt: KappAhl / trousers: Marks and Spencer /

scarf: Zara / bag: Burberry / sunglasses: Marc Jacobs / shoes: Nike

Do you suffer from Spring Fatigue?



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  1. Nancy's Fashion Style
    6 April 2017 / 6:11 am

    Oh I totally agree! One day I can enjoy the sun in my garden if I wear a cardigan that is.And today it is almost freezing early in the morning!

    • Tiina L
      11 April 2017 / 8:42 am

      And we have brilliant sunshine with temperatures barely above zero… I'm so ready for summer…

  2. Nicole Mölders
    7 April 2017 / 4:14 am

    Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party. It sounds like you are so over winter.

    • Tiina L
      11 April 2017 / 8:43 am

      That's an understatement…

  3. Patti
    9 April 2017 / 10:34 pm

    Oh yes, you in the northern parts of the world must be so tired of winter! (that's how I feel about summer, come September). Soon we'll see you in your Spring favorites, I'll bet. Thanks for linking, xox-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      11 April 2017 / 8:44 am

      Especially with the increasing daylight, and the sunshine….

  4. J. Elle
    10 April 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Great puffy jacket and I love the pattern mix! I hope you are done with the snow and warm weather comes for you soon. Thanks for linking up, Tiina!

    • Tiina L
      11 April 2017 / 8:45 am

      Thanks, I hope that, too. As much as I love this very practical jacket, I'm tired of wearing it…

  5. Jessica Jannenga
    17 April 2017 / 3:55 pm

    I love the colors here on you! I get getting tired of winter.. Fall is my favorite as well. NC quickly melds into summer fast enough though!thanks for linking!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Tiina L
      20 April 2017 / 1:50 pm

      Thanks, Jessica. Yes, it's about time winter ends. I love autumn, too, but I wouldn't mind skipping winter…

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