Monday, April 11, 2011

Watermark

Days are getting shorter and the weather is tripping between sunshine and cool breezes, so it's time to pull out some trans-seasonal fashions (especially if you find yourself moving between air-conditioned lecture halls and humid classrooms; getting up when it's bright and cheerful and getting home when it's dark and chilly). My staples for indecisive seasons:
  • Black opaque tights, which provide some resistance against any chill factor but aren't thick enough to cause overheating
  • Gloves: easy to remove and small enough to carry around campus, but make a surprising difference to temperature
  • A light-weight cardigan
  • Light-weight silk scarf. You can tie it in your hair, throw over your head or wrap it around your neck, and when you're done, tie it onto your bag to save carrying space!
  • Semi-waterproof shoes (for example leather, rubber, plastic, coated canvas, etc.) This is the time you are most likely to be caught off-guard in the rain.
  • Umbrella. Following on from the last point, while walking in the rain can be atmospheric, it's charm wears off an hour or two later... Bring a compact umbrella, it can double as sun-protection if you have a picnic!
Mistakes to learn from:
  • In Sydney at this time of year, it's too early for boots and jeans! You'll find yourself sweating and regretting.
  • Don't layer too much, your likely to loose something valuable and carrying it all around can be a real pain.
  • Leave suede or permeable shoes at home, a pair of ruined shoes and blisters aren't fun!
Oh well, enough lecturing, hope these tips help, I'd love to hear if you've got your own way to survive the season!
And some photos of what I wore:
Embracing the tights

Hair bow - Myer
Top & Shoes - Vinnie's (Pennant Hills)
Shorts - Forever New


And here's Amber with her own advice. When it gets too cold, sunbake on some hot pebbles. Too cold? Go curl up inside on your own doggie bean-bag. Demand attention at all times.
I think Amber has the right idea...
Love

8 comments:

Thomas Bergin said...

love all of this
especially that second pic
those shorts fit you amazingly
x

Sarah said...

I was so happy when i found the shorts, but i rarely (aka refuse) to wear them without tights, they're too short shorts!

Thomas Bergin said...

other's loss
x

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS SHIRT! and have always been a fan of the shorts :)

Sarah said...

Danke, the shirt is new-old, aka I got it from Vinnie's last week! (also got quite a haul of old pyjama's!) x

Anonymous said...

amber!!!!!!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

No! That top is from Vinnies? Excellent thrift!

Sarah said...

It is indeed, that was totally my response when found it! (okay, the craftsmanship isn't brilliant, but I love it! It's even got little shoulder pads!)