Fashion Statement with Suzannah Roach
Damn this weather. Just as I was getting back into the idea of wearing dresses and flipflops rather than tights with layer after layer of knits the weather turns. Having just returned from a ski holiday, where I was in thermals on day one and t shirts on day two, I can safely say my body doesn’t know where it is nor do I know what I should be wearing for the day ahead.
Returning home only confused me further when I was greeted by 20 degrees on a March day. However, the minute the sun drops below the fence the temperature plummets. And if the weather forecast is anything more than idle gossip it appears snow is on the horizon!
Taking all this into account I have come up with a solution. Scarves, gloves and hats. And yes, you’ve guessed it, they can all be purchased at www.imayimightimust.com. You may shake your heads in disbelief but it is the only answer. One minute you a freezing cold and need something to cover you up and then two minutes later you need to strip off without baring too much. It’s a tricky balancing act, you don’t want to sweat your way through the day but if you are anything like me you are miserable if cold.
We all know the old stats, you lose 80% of your body heat through your head so where’s your first focus? Yes, put a hat on your head and there you have it, 80% of your body heat saved in one quick action. And guess what, not only are you bang on trend but it can be removed at any time. You can give yourself the option of warming up when chilly, followed minutes later when the sun decides to pop out from behind the cloud by removing the headwear. Finally, when inevitably the sun gets too hot to handle moments later the hat can shield your hair from those rays before they become harmful.
However, I find the scarf a miracle invention at this time of year. When I’m wavering between my latest purchase which I am itching to pull out the wardrobe, a leather Muubaa jacket or heading back into my winter old faithful, the woollen Chloe cape, I have the confidence to throw on the much anticipated leather jacket without worrying. A leather jacket and an oversized Lily and Lionel wool-silk mix scarf is my answer to these turbulent weather conditions. The scarf, whether a giant oversized number or a small silk neck number seen in the latest 50s trends, can keep the top half of the body warm with the easy option of removing it the minute the temperature decides to take a short and brief turn above 10 degrees.
As for gloves, these are also a great solution for this tricky spring/summer transitional period. Grab a pair of leather gloves and these can look elegant in this hourglass style trend time as well as keeping the fingers warm when the weather turns. Again, these can be removed and put away at any given moment.
And there you have it. When added to a couple of layers of tops and decent soft leather jacket and a pair of pastel, oh-so on trend, jeans you have the perfect transitional outfit.
Just don’t forget your Eugenia Kim Fedora hat, your Lily and Lionel scarf and Owen Barry gloves and you will be prepared for whatever weather conditions are thrown at you. And knowing Great Britain in April it will be 25 degrees one day and snow the next. At least when I was on my ski holiday I could cool off or warm up with a pear schnapps...hold on a minute I think I’ve just come across the latest spring/summer drinks craze!