It was just a brief moment…
How long the milder weather lasted, that is. It almost felt like spring. OK, so it was still -4 or something, but the sun was shining, and the big winter coat I’ve been wearing most of the time felt way too hot. Especially since I was going ‘shopping’. Or whatever passes for shopping these days…
Yes, about shopping… I haven’t really been shopping (for clothes, that is) for ages. I hate shopping in winter, I always have, even before Covid. It’s just so tedious trying something on when you’re wearing something that makes you look like the Michelin man. I’m talking about the bulky outerwear, of course: the coat, the gloves, the shoes, the scarf… What I wear underneath the bulky outerwear is less of a problem: I don’t like layering, nor is it necessary (houses in Finland are really warm). I usually just wear a long-sleeved t-shirt or a pullover.
Still, if I want to try something on, getting undressed first is a lengthy process. And I get so damn hot walking around the department store, looking for something I’d like to try on to begin with! And then there’s the mask… I’m so tired of having to wear one. Yet another thing that makes me feel uncomfortable.
But of course I’ll continue wearing a mask, in shops, and on public transport, as recommended (Note: in Finland, wearing a mask is recommended, not mandatory)
Anyway, on this particular day, it was a bit warmer (yes, -4 feels a lot warmer after a few days of -18), and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to ‘dress up’ a bit, and display some of my favourite statement accessories.
I think we’ve reached the point in winter when I’m so bored with my entire (winter) wardrobe that I just want to get rid of everything. But of course I won’t (because it will be a while still before winter is over, for starters). So, wearing something other than my normal ‘cold weather uniform‘ feels liberating, even if it’s just for a brief moment.
Outfit details (all old):
coat : Sand / trousers: Repeat / scarf: Balmuir /
bag: Kate Spade / sunglasses: Woobs / Gloves: Sauso
Are you looking forward to spring?
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