It seems that Florence is in quite the transitional weather rut. We all know what I’m talking about; it hits just around Labor Day when the days get shorter while the weather seems to get weirder. In the morning, it is freezing and then around noon temperatures skyrocket. No one really knows what season it is. Is it summer? Is it fall? To quote Robin Thicke, “I hate these blurred lines.”
As a result, fashion takes a weird turn. People are dressing for a different season every day. This Fashionista, however, found a simple solution. It is what I like to call the outfit mullet. Please note it has no relation to the business in the front, party in the back hair trend of the ’80s and ’90s. Rather, it is the art of wearing a light sweater or button down with shorts or a skirt. It promises absolute comfort in all temperatures, especially the awful gray area weather currently in Florence.
This Fashionista nailed the look. She opted for a chambray and white shorts combination. One thing I’ve noticed so far living in Florence is that chambray is still very much a trend. Italians of all ages wear the look in a variety of shades. If you want to fit in with the locals, chambray is the way to go. By pairing her white shorts with a quarter-sleeve top, this Fashionista was practically the anti-”don’t wear white after Labor Day” poster child.
I do not think you will look back on the outfit mullet and think, “What was I thinking?!” Instead, I strongly believe Fashionistas will wear this similar style to combat problematic transitional weather for years to come.