When I woke up this morning, it was snowing. April 13th, in Chicago, is a little bit late for it to be this cold, but a bit of patience will make this all better – tomorrow the high is to be in the 70’s F.
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…