It was -18°C when these photos were taken
In case you live in a warm(er) country and have no idea what -18°C feels like, imagine standing inside your freezer. That’s the best analogy I can think of.
And because it’s cold, I wanted to talk about accessories, or accessories for cold weather, to be more specific.
For me, accessories are always functional. With the exception of jewellery, I only wear accessories that serve a purpose. I might wear a scarf loosely tied around my neck, but it is not for decoration or to add some colour to my outfit but to protect me from the wind. And let’s not forget that you hardly ever see my without a pair of sunglasses. Of course I always match my sunglasses (as well as my scarves) to my outfit, but the reason I wear them in the first place is that I have very sensitive eyes. And when we took these photos, it was not just cold but also very sunny.
But what about the other accessories here?
I’m wearing mittens because at -18°C gloves are useless, and I like to keep my fingers warm. And earmuffs are sometimes better than a hood.
And now I have to make a confession: both the mittens and the earmuffs are made with real fur.
I know fur is a controversial issue, and these days people are very quick to judge. But, in case you feel the urge to tell me this is bad and I should be ashamed of myself, just do me (and yourself) a favour and go stand in your freezer for 45 minutes. After that, if you can suggest a better solution against frostbite, I’m willing to listen. If not, well, please keep your opinion to yourself.
Yes, I know, there’s always fake fur. But it’s hardly a better option; it’s basically just plastic (not very good for the environment).
Besides, I’ve had both the mittens and the earmuffs for at least 10 years. And now I feel like I’m trying to justify wearing them…
OK, here goes: if I have to go out in -18°C, I will wear whatever keeps me warm. And you would do the same.
Why are people so quick to judge?
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