This is one of the most transformational times of the year. We watch the buds on trees start to bloom, the birds return from the South and the rain washes away the snow while cleansing the earth.
Spring is the season that promises the light at the end of the long winter tunnel and leads us to the delights of summer (my favourite season). However, this spring while the challenges of the pandemic abound, so too have our weather patterns. The shifts have been dramatic from beautiful sun, to snow, to rain, to gale force winds all in the span of 30 minutes – Crazy!
Uncertain if and when we will be able to partake in outdoor events we need to embrace the days we are in and enjoy these April rain and snow showers – while we pray for May flowers. We still have errands to run (in a mindful way), and we need to get out for a walk while social distancing for our mental health or to play with our family in the backyard to keep the kids happy and healthy.
Driven by the need to get out of the house, I have been braving whatever weather presents itself so that I keep moving. In an effort to stop myself from going ‘stir crazy’ I have been making an effort to spice up my outfits before I venture outside. We need something to add some frivolity and lightness to our days right now, and clothes are the easiest way to do that and impact our mood.
Assuming I’m not alone, I thought I’d share some great options to mix and match. From casual too polished and chic, these pieces can work for a wide range of looks. Have some fun with colours and silhouettes.
The Trench Coat
A classic must have! This is an essential piece of one’s wardrobe and many of them come with a removable lining for the cooler months.