I love dressing inappropriately for the weather. I get a kick out of sideways glances, frowns and general malcontent from my fellow humans. In fact, it’s not so much dressing inappropriately for the weather, as much as taking into account the weather with one item and simultaneously disregarding it with everything else that I am wearing…
If I may present an example of my deliberate attention seeking to the jury:
I luuuuurved this Gap cable knit hooded jersey dress. I loved the colour, a beautiful soft cream, perfect for spilling ones lunch on and unwittingly leaning against dirty bus shelters. I loved the hood, which would no doubt have looked horrendous when up, but added a casual I-couldn’t-give-a-crap-if-you-think-wearing-this-jumper-dress-with-peep-toes-is-weird air to it. But most of all, I loved the vertical, still chunky, yet still wearable, cable knit fabric which would show off your figure without losing practical heat retaining properties.
So, what should one wear with a jersey dress such as this? Over jeans? Over thick woolly tights? With knee high chunky boots? Yes, perhaps, if you’re 80% sane (which I am not).
For all you people who, like me, enjoy afronting the general public with a mildly absurd dress sense, I would choose peep toes and bare legs with a giant scarf.
Something like these would be just the ticket:
There’s something seductively ironic about the wearing of a warm knit and big scarf and peep toes. It’s like you’re saying “I recognise that it’s cold, but I prefer to not give a damn. Problem?”
The only further accompaniment that you require is a huge bag and even huger sunglasses so that you can properly appreciate every gawk and eyebrow raise as you quickly stride past. I say quickly because you’ll need to keep moving as you’ve somewhat recklessly come out of the house improperly dressed for the weather!