In Defence of Winter
Living in Australia for the majority of my life, people tend to look at me like I have two heads when I tell them that summer is definitely not my favourite season.
Don't get me wrong, I love the beach, (I grew up on the coast so it was kind of a necessity), I love the long summer nights and the festivals and the classic Aussie beer and bbq combo.
Something I don't love however, is the fashion. This summer just gone I felt like I lived in about four items of clothing: A ratty denim skirt I'd had for a few years and had definitely seen better days, two off the shoulder cotton tops that I'd alternate every second day, and some shorts I bought from a sample sale that made me feel like I was flashing innocent strangers in the street. Blame it on me being a tight-ass trying to save or becoming cripplingly aware of the environmental impacts of fast fashion, I just didn't go out and buy a whole new wardrobe for the months where you try to wear as little as possible.
So as everyone posts their beach pics on Instagram dedicating two paragraphs to saying "farewell to summer" I'm excitedly staring at my coat rack; piecing outfits together in my head for when the temperature drops below 25 degrees. I can wear my favourite boots again without my feet feeling like they're swelling up to the size of an elephant, and my faithful mom jeans that flatter my lower half in all the right ways.
As we march on into autumn (although we're still getting days above 30 degrees okay please stop), I've pieced together some of the items on my wish list for the cooler months where the sweat patches subside and the leg hair can grow freely.
Images provided by: Well Made Clothes, ASOS, UNIQLO