Wearing a hat is like wearing red lipstick — it’s intimidating at first (can I really pull it off?) but once you rock it a few times, you’re like oh, this is what it feels like to be a baller. Whether or not you’re a hat person (or a lipstick person) this is something we can all relate to.
When I looked at my phone this morning it said 1 degree. Like why even bother with one single degree? With record low temperatures in Chicago, as well as the showgoers at NYFW actually taking the weather into consideration this year (sometimes you just have to wear pants once those single digits hit!) it wouldn’t seem fair to go on without discussing one of the most important categories in winter fashion — cold weather accessories.
I originally wanted to call this post “The best part about it being 40 degrees in October” but that seemed a little lengthy (and to you lucky ones out there, it’s not 40 degrees in all parts of the world). But for my fellow Chicagoans, although this weather is a bit surprising (even for us), it’s a little depressing to know that Winter snow, below freezing temperatures and the oh-so-popular puffer coats will all be gracing us with their presence very soon. Because I’m all about spinning a negative into a positive (unless you happen to get caught in the rain in your new suede and calf hair boots…there’s no positive to that), today we’re going to talk about the 5 best things about it being 40 degrees in October (and if you wake up early enough, 35 degrees).
As much as we love to praise fashion for being innovative and new, when it comes down to it, fashion always repeats itself. Trends from decades past come and go (shift dresses from the 60s, bohemian from the 70s, and shoulder pads from the 80s to name a few) but the styles are always made more modern so it doesn’t look like you haven’t gone shopping since 1986.
Tomorrow I leave for San Francisco and because I’ve never been, I can only think of one thing when I think of San Fran…and as a 90s kid, that would be Full House of course. With styles from the 90s making a huge comeback, I thought it would only be appropriate to discuss this revival trend.
I didn’t think I’d have to start talking about Fall until at least September 1, but considering we’ve had only a handful of real summer days here in Chicago…I guess the new season will be here sooner than we think. It seems like just yesterday I was putting on shorts for the first time (which it practically was) and before I knew it — boom — back to pants. I’m not putting away my open toe shoes just yet, though. I have to draw the line somewhere…