Tuesday, March 26, 2013

pondering seasonal fashion

Ah, springtime.  This season is absolutely stunning in this part of the country.  Blossoms burst into bloom all over.  Bushes I barely glanced at through the winter are suddenly covered with petals.   Temperatures loosen up a bit - even if the rain doesn't.  We live from day to day not knowing if the day will feel warm, or if we will be ripped apart by the cruel East wind.

This is the time of year when I break out my brighter clothes.  After months of tending to wear darker hues, suddenly I feel like turquoise, coral, and deep, saturated pink.  I change my heavy coat for lighter jackets - even if the weather is still chilly, I feel like something different!  Occasionally, these days, I even find the need to slide on my sunglasses.  Oh happy day!

But one thing has me puzzled.  You see, I am new to the world of boot-wearing.  It's only been a few months since I stepped into my first real pair of adult boots (aside from the snow boots I rarely don, that is).  During the colder months I gained three (yes, three!) pairs of boots, and I have had so much fun experimenting with them.  Discovering which skirts and dresses they go with, and which combinations make me look dumpy.  Figuring out which looks I adore, and what I'm still too afraid to try (skinny jeans, anyone?).

So now I'm wondering: when is it time to pack those boots away?  They seem to be such a staple of cold-weather months, adding warm and protection from the elements.  But I am loving them, and...I've noticed that the women around me seem to still be wearing them all. the. time.   So where is the boundary?  Is it different depending on where one lives?  Does it depend on temperature or personal comfort, rather than the calendar?  I'm trying to work out what I think about this vitally important tissue!

When do you put away your boots?  After the first day of spring?  Just before Memorial Day?  Whenever you please, thankyouverymuch?  I would love to know; please share!


Jill Foley said...

I've been wondering the same thing!!! I keep thinking I should put them away after Easter, but I know my feet will get cold in lesser shoes. I don't think it matters and there are no rules anymore - like only wear white between Easter and Labor Day - I have seen people in winter boots in the middle of summer with shorts on. I think they look goofy, but it seems to me that anything goes these days.

Personally, I'm ready for a change, so I'll be wearing mine less and less....but I'm no fashion expert!

CristyLynn said...

I think it depends on the boots and the outfit. For instance, something that looks more like a cowgirl boot could definitely be worn through the summer here! That's my 2 cents, from someone still looking for boots! :)

Kristin said...

I tend to only wear my boots when it is chilly, but I think fashion rules say you can wear them anytime.