Yaminah Mayo1 Comment

Sum’n Lite

Yaminah Mayo1 Comment
Sum’n Lite
 
 

Last week was a shining beacon of hope for the months to come: we had a slight cold front. The temperatures dipped down into the low 70’s and I experienced relief for the first time in what’s felt like decades. I love the summer (I’m a Cancer for crying out loud) but living in an unconditioned apartment with barely a fan will make anyone cry out for the comforting cold snap of a November morning. I know in a few months I’ll be claiming to need a vacation because I can no longer tolerate the miserable cold but last week was just what my congested sinuses ordered. There’s something about that first cold front that sounds the horn of an imminent autumn. It’s reflection. It’s preparation. It’s a fresh start. Yes, the year will end in 3 months but I’ve always considered September to be my beginning-I’m still operate by the traditional school calendar; don’t judge me. It’s this particular moment between seasons that is also a little chaotic. The weather is so erratic that dressing becomes a challenge. For example: the sandals you believed would carry you through work and dinner with friends suddenly has you on the brink of walking pneumonia because the weather decided to nosedive from the 80’s into the high 50’s in three hours. Two words: removable layers. A blazer. A cardigan. A pullover sweater with a silk cami layered underneath. Removable layers is all about stylish simplicity-my forte. Too many layers are a no: you’ll get hot, have a heatstroke, and pass out. Keep it simple. It’s okay. Street style photographers will still show you love during NYFW. A nice jean paired with a vintage blazer and funky accessories will surely keep heads on constant rotation while maintaining temporal homeostasis even when the weather can’t decide what it really wants. Oh! And don’t forget a decent sized leather tote to store your layers in while you bask in the dwindling sunlight.