Climate change is a real thing, and global warming is literally the world’s biggest problem. It’s a clear issue in places, especially in western New York state where one day is a full out winter snowstorm complete with state mandated travel bans and warnings of all kinds to accompany about two feet of snow in ONE day in most areas, and a few days later it all melts away.
Dressing for this issue is not always easy, as the temperature and weather can quite literally fluctuate within a 30 degree range during this time of year. How do you dress for a 30 degree day when it’ll be 60 degrees in a few hours? Or even if it’s not always that extreme, how do you plan your outfits for the week when you’re going from completely bundling up from head-to-toe to enjoying the sunshine and going without a jacket two days later?
It reminds me of one of my favorite childhood shows, Phineas and Ferb, who addressed this issue in a fun and creative way during one of their episodes. They called it “Swinter”, a combination of summer and winter, or in this case spring and winter. This Fashionista is wearing a long sleeve cold shoulder top, making it a perfect transitional piece for this difficult situation. For those colder days, her black puffer coat is a perfect stylish fix. Whether it’s braving an unexpected snowstorm, thunderstorm or all of the aforementioned, her knee-length leather boots are sure to last through them while still acting as a staple piece to anyone’s wardrobe. Balancing it all out, she completes her look with yin-yang earrings, and some rings acquired from a pop-up shop at school, and a jewelry party.
One Simple Change: To make this look work for those days that are really cold and wintry, add a beanie, a scarf and some gloves. Don’t forget to zipper up! Stay warm, Fashionistas/os.