Clearly my last letter needed a second paragraph - regarding seasonally appropriate dressing. This morning on the tube I was sitting in between two of you. The one on my left was wearing flip-flops, a denim cut-off skirt and tank top. The one on my right was wearing knee-high suede boots, opaque tights, a wool skirt, a wool pea-coat, a scarf and gloves. Dressed in ballet flats, jeans, a light cotton navy boat-neck sweater and a 3/4 length sleeve jacket in blue ticking stripe, I was the only life raft in a sea of inappropriateness.
How can two women in the same city wake up and interpret "high of 66 degrees" in two totally opposite ways??? Ladies, there is a middle ground. And I desperately urge you to find it. Layer. Wear bright colored shoes. Embrace the cotton sweater. French Connection has some particularly good transitional items right now. Whistles is also doing a great job with their "not winter, not quite a solid spring yet either" collection. Banana Republic is a pro at this. Get out there. Experience the joy of a whole new category of shopping. Please. The fashion mistress would like a day off.