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reindeer pins, noses glowing red courtesy of a 1.55V watch battery, stuck on lapels, and little foil-wrapped gift boxes dangling off of lobes are down the road. people incredibly buy, and then, apparently immune to regret, save and revisit these sartorial season markers. you know it's holiday time when the person shoving ahead of you in line is wearing a red and green striped scarf. but beyond festive, merry-making muffs, what about just recognizing that summer is over (whenever it is, wherever you live)? put the hunt for a sun dress on hold, stop trying to figure out if you can put on moisturizer under or over sunblock (well, we're supposed to use the stuff year-round, so does anyone know??), make sure you've got some tea in the house... i'm looking forward to bracelets on over cardigan sleeves (i love love that), and i am thinking about short red nails, deep simple red - i usually don't get around to it, but it lets me know that my gears are shifting and fall is creeping into my head.

do you, stylistically speaking, mark the change in seasons?

10 comments:

Candid Cool said...

Unfortunately I can't go to far into fall, Florida is always hot.
-h

editor said...

candid cool, how do you mark fall then? not at all? i've lived in perennial summer too, but it didn't stop me from trying to feel fall.

Iheartfashion said...

Yes! Fall is my favorite season (for some reason I find Spring depressing), so I'm looking forward to breaking out the cashmere and tights.
And no, you won't see me in holiday-themed apparel! If ever I don a snowman sweater, my husband will surely commit me.

Carlene said...

I wash and iron all my linen clothing and put it in another closet. I'm about to go through a bin of "summer clothes" that didn't see the light of day this summer to see what I can get rid of.

I always mark the beginning of fall weather, though, with the return of my (kind of ugly but also beautiful) lightweight vintage coat that's a tapestry of autumn leaves.

martha said...

Bracelets over sleeves, I like that image.
Fall changes everything - hairstyle, clothing, shoes.

Anonymous said...

i lump fall and winter together. just different w/ number of layers or thickness. charcoal grey sweater, jackets, navy cardigan, hat scarf, silk scarves, and...
my uniform pants. sigh. those are all year round.

Anonymous said...

my style- marker is when i start thinking about wearing or actualy start wearing warm scarves and feeling ambitious to possibly knit one on my own. Also leggings and tights.signed,
me

The Glossy Editor said...

OMG - I live to change seasons! Especially in Canada where the temperature differences between seasons are SO extreme. Seriously - we're talking 50 degrees celcius between summer and winter. I love digging out boots, coats, scarves and layering pieces. Winter hear is 100% about LAYERING. Cute blog BTW - loving the thoguht provoking questions:)

editor said...

iheartfashion - i am so eager for tights! we'll have to talk more about spring... later. ;)

carlene - you are very tidy about the transition. how much did you end up tossing? i'll have to take your word on the coat).

martha - and the hats, don't forget about the hats.

not very anonymous 1 - yeah, fall & winter are the same, but fall helps you ease into the cold on this coast.

not very anonymous 2 - knitting - i can't bear to knit in the summer. isn't that impractical? knit in the summer means you can wear it in the fall.

the glossy editor - it's funny, i grew up virtually without any seasons, and i lived for the change too. and thanks!

Candid Cool said...

i mark the change in season by the arrival of fall clothes in the shops.

i guess i follow fashion/retail seasons more. but there are times weather has forced me to be sensible, like not buying the most perfect leather jacket when it was 98 degrees outside.