It’s that time of the year again…
I’m talking about spring, of course: the warm(er) sunny days, followed by the sudden winter backlash of sleet; the patches of lingering snow here and there, the pollen itching your eyes…
No, spring isn’t my favourite season. Far from it; I dislike it almost as much as I dislike winter. Why? The unpredictable, moody weather and pollen for starters…
Anyway, last weekend was sunny and warm (with temperatures in the double digits!). Of course, this is Finland; it didn’t last long, and as I’m writing this, it’s raining. Or at least that’s what I choose to call it: rain. Although it looks suspiciously like snow… Never mind. It’s only April; it will get warm(er) and sunnier by the weekend again. Maybe.
Another reason I don’t like spring very much is that I never know what to wear. In summer and winter it’s easy: I have my loose kaftans and summer dresses for warm weather, or my cashmere knits and heavy parkas for cold weather. But April is frustrating. It’s too warm for winter wear, yet nowhere near warm enough for summer clothes.
And before you ask: no, I don’t find autumn as frustrating. I find making the transition from summer clothes to warmer, wintery clothes easier, for whatever reason.
And in spring I always want to get new clothes… Of course, I usually buy something new for autumn, too. But they tend to be big-ticket items, such as wool coats and cashmere. However, it’s too warm for wool coats now (or, rather, it was when these pictures were taken). And right now I never want to see cashmere again (don’t worry, this is temporary; It has everything to do with being so tired of winter. Come September, I’ll be all over the lovely new cashmere jumpers in shops…).
All I want to get at this point are summer clothes: silk trousers and kaftans and linen t-shirts. And sandals and floppy hats and straw bags… Although, when I get back to my senses, I’ll realise that I never wear hats (of any kind), and straw bags are just too impractical. But you get the idea; I’m not inspired by spring at all.
So, about this outfit… This is what happens when you’re scraping the bottom of the old wardrobe: summer trousers and a lightweight, long-sleeved cotton top, and an old trench coat to top it off. Not very inspiring, but fit for purpose.
Outfit details (all old):
trench coat: Zara / top: Part Two / trousers: Noom / bag: Furla /
scarf: Shanghai Tang / sunglasses: Prada / shoes: Maripe
What does your spring wardrobe consist of?
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