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What not to wear Wednesday: the spring is sprunging edition

March 16, 2011

L-A: Twitter has been a real inspiration for us this week.  Well, for me.  Ally’s house is under quarantine because of the plague. We’re not even letting her near the interwebs for fear that she’ll send something nasty through the ether and infect you. Anyway, first it was the question about personal style by Breanne and now it’s Kim’s comment:

I’m going to keep today’s post short and sweet because this is a pet peeve of mine and could easily turn into a giant rant. So here it is:

It’s not actually summer yet.

Heck, it’s barely spring.

Just look at this forecast:

While I may not believe there is a season called spring in the Maritimes, I know that some of you do. And for those of you who do, this is it. This is our glorious, wet and almost kind of warmish spring. It’s a damp season where we can start to think about wearing a lighter coat and going outside sans toque. But it is not, and I repeat, it is not shorts and/or flip flop weather.

I’m not saying you can’t do a winter season short. Sure you can. Famous people (and non famous) do it all the time and they do it with varying degrees of success.


What’s the difference between these famous folks in winter shorts and the folks I’m ranting about? Covered legs. That’s what.

So let’s all agree: until we hit the double digits, we’ll keep our legs covered in something – be it hose or tights or leggings or pants. We will cover them when we wear shorts and skirts. We will wear our socks and our shoes. We will not pretend that this city is warmer than it really is.

And if, by chance, it does hit double digits for one day in March and those double digits are around 10 degrees, don’t run for the summer wardrobe. Breathe. Take a moment. Think about how warm it really is. And then wear a light sweater out and just be happy that the weather is what it is.

Ally: Put on your gas masks, bitches! I’m making an appearance! Seriously, there has been so much sick in our house!

I have two things to add:

1. I am wearing shorts with leggings today! This is exciting, because usually I wear leggings as pants in my house!

2. L-A forgot to add this. I forgive since she has been basically running the blog the last few months while I have gone between blowing my nose and barfing in my toilet:


P.S. If anyone tells me to take probiotics I’m going to punch them in the face with my germ ridden hand. Probiotics have not been a friend to me.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Lynn permalink
    March 16, 2011 8:44 am

    I raised my hand and did solemnly swear (swore?). Oh and I TOTALLY agree anout people rushing the spring/summer wardrobes. It’s NOT time yet.

  2. Kim permalink
    March 16, 2011 10:02 am

    Thank you! I mean I LOVE flip flops and would wear them year round if I could. But I don’t live in California or some similar place where it’s sunny and 20 degrees every single day. So in order to avoid hypothermia (and getting winter goop in between my toes) I WAIT until the temp is double digits every day to wear summer pieces like flip flops. I suppose to each his own, but I can’t imagine her toes weren’t freezing!! Wierdo

  3. Lorrie permalink
    March 16, 2011 10:30 am

    My pet peeve is when people mix the seasons by wearing flip flops with a winter vest and mittens or wearing a skirt with bare legs but bundled up in a winter jacket! I used to see this look a lot during my university days and it just looks ridiculous!

  4. March 16, 2011 10:35 am

    I saw someone in flip flops and shorts this morning in Halifax. It’s -3 for crying out loud! Believe me I’m enjoying the sunshine and blue skies, but I’m still in winter clothes

    … Although I have just been looking at flip flops on the internet (for summer though, honest!)

  5. March 16, 2011 10:38 am

    AMEN sista! I’ve been thinking the same thing. You know what else annoys me? Preteens who are in shorts and t-shirts at this time of year. WHERE ARE THEIR PARENTS?! Dress your children, so I don’t have to listen to mine complaining because he’s the only child at his school (a great school might I add) wearing a jacket when the temperature is -10. Seriously. Parents. It’s calling for +5 LATER today. There was frost on my windows this morning. This isn’t shorts weather for your kids. Cover them up already. Arg.

    There, done. Phew. Thanks for that. :)


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