|Image from theweek.co.uk. The Daiai Lama is exempt from ALL fashion rules; only he can wear sandals in the snow without looking as if he made a bad decision!|
What does this mean for Chic Sightings? That we have to be flexible, and well-informed. I can't begin to count the number of women I saw during this past work week who were wearing sandals, in near-freezing temperatures. Not going to a club, and not about to catch a plane for the Caribbean - these women were going to work. (Note, I did not see ONE man in sandals...)
The first day of third grade, I wanted desperately to wear a new outfit that had been purchased JUST FOR ME for school - a sweater, plaid wool skirt, and matching plaid scarf. (8 years old, dreaming of wearing a scarf...) My mother very wisely refused to let me wear it, realizing that in the first week of September, even a small town in the Appalachians would not be cold enough for wool. That memory stuck with me - that wearing something just because it's new, and because the calendar says that it's the right season - is NOT chic. Not healthy, not comfortable, not elegant, just NOT a good idea.
Your new summer togs can wait 'til the weather is equal to the task...