Take a quick look out of the window. Go on. (I'm not standing out there, I promise.)
Done it? Looks chilly doesn't it? (I deleted my first observation that it was fucking freezing, I must admit)
I think we will all agree it is cold at least.
So why the HELL are all the stores now bringing out their Spring/Summer ranges NOW?
Yesterday, I went to a shopping centre, (Doing a passable impression of a Yeti may I add) and my eyes were assaulted with neon colours, short sleeves and impossibly short skirts. (Not even in August, New Look, not even in August)
It is January!!!!!!!
Give me over-sized jumpers, thermal knickers and a coat that could double as a duvet. We don't need wispy fabrics and sheer tights yet, (I don't shave my legs until May) we want warmth and comfort.
It always makes me wonder whether this sales tactic is part of the reason why some companies struggle. It is the equivalent of trying to sell ice to an eskimo. (I feel like a bloody eskimo at the moment)
Clothing companies, there is enough time in the year for me to worry about fitting into my summer gear, indulge me a bit. Why not let me buy jumpers in January and sell me bikinis in July (ha ha ha ha Bikini? Joker)
Instead of the other way around as you are doing at the moment.
What do you think? Are clothing companies missing out on our money by not selling us clothing we actually want? or am I just being over-sensitive about the fact I'm never going to fit in a bikini?
Let me know (Break it to me gently)
Big Fashionista x x x