Usually spring on the east coast does not last this long.
In the long breezy days that come with persistent drizzle I’ve been quietly asking myself, is this a long spring... or a cold summer? Hoping for the former, I push the thought from my mind. Perhaps cold is an exaggeration, and I should say mild. Perhaps I'm getting ahead of myself?
I’m struggling because for me, spring is usually so exciting, filled with positive giddiness as I patiently await the build up to summer... but how long can I keep this up? Hope is blissful, but moderately draining.
Humans are finally emerging from the confines of their burrows, patios are unseasonably (pun intended) full, and outfits are no longer hidden by down coats. As for me, I check my weather app as if it were a sport, and I do so with such vigour and excitement it’s as if I’m reading a text from a new crush. Thoughts flying through my mind…will it rain today? Will it be sunny? What’s it gonna say? Do I have an outfit ready? The questions are interchangeable, and that’s the point.
It's spring, anything can happen people!
Spring is like the ultimate pre-drink. What I mean is, it’s hard to be let down. If it rains in spring I can’t be too upset, summer is coming, which means plenty of hot, rain-free days, it’ll be great. Similarly, the pre is all about the build up, the hang with your pals, the casual drinks, and the bated anticipation of what’s to come.
In the spirit of making the most of things/finding the silver lining I am trying to think of this season the way I think about fall, as a time when I can mix my outfits without it looking completely out of context. i.e. turtlenecks and shorts, linen pants with sweaters, and boots with mini skirts.
About the look:
Here I am wearing a light denim dress, that can easily be worn on it’s own when it’s hot (which it will be goddamit), paired with a leather jacket, and black leather sandals. I am warm.
....warm enough, but that’s what spring is all about right? Who cares if I’m a bit chilly, I am outside without a parka and feeling alive.