I can remember when I lived up north as
soon as I saw the daffodils pop their heads
up in the woods, I knew spring was here and
that I soon would be shedding those outside
layers and replacing them with less and less.
Looking forward to wearing jeans, tees, and
my boho fashions without the layers was
fashion freedom. The ‘me’ I had been hiding
all winter could finally breathe. The fresh
air and sun were the elixirs I looked forward
to as winter closed its doors. Oh, how I loved
Now that I live in a tropical climate, those
seasonal changes are all but a memory. It’s
maxi dresses, tees, jeans and an uncovered
and fashion free life. The stuff I dreamed of
my whole life has finally come true. I should
be happy, right?
Well, for me, the fashion challenge of
shedding has turned into the fashion
challenge of same old, same old. How does
one not tire of dressing for the same season
all year long, year after year?
For me the answer is trying to be as creative
as possible with what I have. The challenge
is to create different combinations in my
outfit parings and adding unique pieces of
accessories; scarves, belts, necklaces.
Surprise myself by mixing plaids and florals,
shocking unusual color combinations, (pink
and red, purple and yellow) and sequins
When buying new, I don’t bring anything
into my wardrobe that can’t be mixed and
matched with what I already have. Even in
an eccentric way, it has to fit in.
Moral of the Story
I suppose the moral of the blog is to be
careful what you wish for. We can’t have it
all, but we surely can make it work for us.
All it takes is just a wee bit of creative
thinking to keep from becoming fashion
frozen in a tropical climate.
Copyright ©️ Sandra Hart