Let’s play a little apparel game! I’m going to list several items of clothing and you tell me to what season they belong…
Blazer. Pumps. Scarf.
Did you guess Autumn? Winter? Well, you would not be wrong, but Spring and Summer are also correct. With the advent of air conditioning, and current popularity of vivid colors, traditionally cool weather garb is now fair game in the most humid of months.
I work in an office setting where sitting many hours a day can be the norm. On the one hand, I’m assuming this is terrible for my posture. On the other, it leaves open the option to wear many great ‘sitting’ shoes. (There are two kinds of shoes – sitting, and walking. Walking shoes are those comfy flats you know you can trek to the train and back in. Sitting shoes are those adorable slingbacks with the altitudinous heels that look amazing until you attempt to stand up!) While I often opt for sandals in summer, neon and patterns add some sunny flair to a pair of pumps.
Let’s talk jackets. I know, I know, wearing a jacket in summer sounds crazy, but hear me out on this one. Choosing a blazer or a jacket with the right bright hue will make a formerly winter look fit right in during August. Throw in a beautiful, jazzy scarf like this kaleidoscopic silk (gift from my sister!) and you can’t be beat by the heat.
Blazer by Forever 21. Calvin Klein scarf. Shoes by Nine West.