Transitioning from summer to autumn
Well, so far these early autumn days have been rather mild and (mostly) sunny, so the ‘autumn‘ part of this outfit is limited to long sleeves. Of course, I wear long sleeves (i.e. cardigans) on cooler summer days, too. But wearing a long-sleeved top is a completely different thing. Psychologically, that is.
Yes, it’s all in my head. That a long-sleeved top means autumn whereas a cardigan is for summer, I mean. The way I see it, a cardigan is something you can put on when it gets a bit cooler and take off when you don’t need it anymore. It’s optional, a temporary add-on, whereas a long-sleeved top requires a bigger commitment: it means admitting it’s cold enough to wear something a bit warmer all day. You can’t just take it off. At least not in public.
So, that’s my concession to acknowledging the inevitable. Yes, it’s September. The weather is getting cooler (though far from cold), especially in the evenings. But at least I’m not wearing a coat. Or socks. And I’m wearing my summer trousers. There, that’s putting autumn in its place!
So, it’s not cold weather that’s making me look a bit stiff in these photos. When we took these photos I had been suffering from back pain for a few weeks, which made me rather restricted in my movements.
But I’ll be damned if I let a little thing like back pain keep me from doing what I want! I was perfectly able to walk; it was sitting down (and getting up) that was difficult. And bending, and reaching for something, and…
OK, so working was a bit of a challenge, being on my feet all day (because sitting down at my desk was a bit risky, you know, in case I might not be able to get up again…). And the daily commute was a bit uncomfortable, what with having to stand on the train. But (uncharacteristically for me) I decided to find the silver lining: I usually spend way too much time being inactive, hunched over my desk or lying on the sofa. At least I got some exercise walking and standing…
Although I have to admit that now that my back is better, I’m actually rather enjoying camping out on the sofa watching Netflix…
top: All Saints (old) / trousers: Zara / bag: Kate Spade (old) /
sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana (old) / shoes: Van Dal (old)
What are your favourite transitional pieces?
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