April is pretty much over, which means May flowers and sUmMeR!!! A new season is just another chance to reinvent myself via my sartorial decisions, right? I hope so. Just the other day I panicked slightly at the realization that *literally* five percent of my clothes represented the human I feel like I am and want to be. I don’t want anything to do with skinny jeans. The wide-leg solutions I loved last summer have lost their pizzaz. Two of the maybe eight skirts currently hanging in my closet give me the Marie Kondo type of joy.
Which leaves me asking: WHO is “Summer 2017 Madison” and what is she going to wear?!
Let’s see… Maybe some fantasy shopping (like window shopping, but without the physical windows) can help subside the wave of a seasonal existential closet crisis I’m experiencing.
The jacket that started this fantasy shopping dark hole. I saw Leandra Medine post about it here, and suddenly every pre-existing strongly held opinion I had about camouflage went straight out the window. All winter long I wanted an oversized denim jacket. Last month, that desire changed to an oversized utility jacket. Which then was completely forgotten about when I saw this much louder version — ironic because camo is supposed to blend in. I’d wear it with *everything,* I swear. Any time I’d typically wear a jean jacket, I’d replace it with this one. Just think how much more exciting my life would be!
Next on my spring/summer bucket list (of things to buy) is SKIRTS. I feel very strongly about my newly-implemented #nopantsdiet, and I also feel very strongly that skirts are everything that skinny jeans are not. In all their billowy goodness, my legs are already addicted to the freedom they offer. I really like this denim on that I have from J.Crew. But this red ruffle A-line mini from Topshop is LITERALLY yelling my name. I’d wear it with that Ganni collared number, you know, if I owned it and all. Theory: red on red will be a recurring theme for me this summer? More on that to come.
SHOES. Oh my gosh, shoezzz!!! I found three pairs that I imagine would carry me from summer weddings to running errands to frolicking around Central Park and beyond. The MR by Man Repeller flats are super neat because the ribbon is detachable. Also they’re called “The Morning After” flat, so if that’s not reason enough to believe they’re good to have in any situation — day or night — I don’t know what is. Although Sophia Webster made a vacation for your feet in the form of Copacabana sandals. They look like the type of vacation I’d like to be on all summer long, but sneakers are a different type of vacation for your feet — you know? I didn’t think I wanted a new pair of sneakers until I found these on Madewell’s site. I’m no “sneaker head” but those are cool with a capital “C,” apparently they’re Swedish. That has to be at least a thousand cool points.
By next week, there’s 110 percent chance I’ll have a completely different fantasy shopping cart. What are you “shopping” slash wanting slash REALLY needing for spring this year? Tell me tell me tell me.