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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Gloom to Bright: A Transition in Dressing

I'm one that never fails to complain about the winter. I hate cold. I can't stand the bundling of clothing, and I hate my electricity bill. But you know what, in spite of my never ending rant about my dislike for winter, I loved the direction fashion took. I enjoyed watching how people tried to make winter colorful even though they had plenty clothes on their bodies. Most designers didn't disappoint with the layering techniques and introduction of texture combinations. Lace and leather looked amazing. Color blocking was awesome. I even followed the bandwagon of those who wore leg warmers and didn't look like they were headed for ballet practice. It was a nice winter in terms of the ever flowing fashion ideas of bundling and layering. But the change in weather has been drastic. One day, I couldn't walk out of my home without a sweater. The next day I'm wearing shorts. I still think the weather is playing us, but I'll play along. But what I noticed is the thing I'd like to call "uncertainty dressing." I have seen many females doing it. We are not sure if we should completely appreciate the warmth and go all out in shorts and tank tops. You see a lot of capri pants and tees. It's really warm but you do not want to be caught red-handed if the weather decides it wants to change in two seconds. From my walk from class to class, I could see a similarity in the way we females dressed. Jean pants folded underneath our knees, short sleeve tops and a light sweater on our hands. I counted not less that thirty females dressed in that similar fashion. I happened to be one of them. I just thought it was funny that somewhere in our minds, we can't easily accept the fact that it is Spring already. But you know what, I give us two more days of warmth and people will bring out their short-shorts, tank tops, and flip flops and enjoy this weather like we truly should.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

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