Successfully going out for the day without wearing socks is a cause for celebration and triumph at the moment. I have this pathological fear of being cold, but I'm also not very keen on the way the ugliest socks in the world feel (and look, of course) and after a long winter of wearing boots every.single.day I want only to burn every pair of boots I own*. That's the only interaction with boots I want to have for a long, long time.
Over the weekend, I not only went out without socks on, I even rolled my jeans up a little to reveal my ankles (ooh la la). AND I wore a three-quarter-sleeved jumper. If that's not courage in the face of adversity, I don't know what is.
My bravery paid off; the temperature climbed, and I was able to enjoy a day out wearing no socks, and no coat for part of it also. I loved feeling casual, with my jeans messily rolled up and my coat flung over my arm. Like most people, I can only look halfway good in winter with the help of clean lines and tailoring. Casual doesn't work for me in winter - what do you wear on your feet? What does a casual coat look like? I suspect it requires sneakers and a puffer jacket, and I point blank refuse to go out like that.
So spending the day sockless felt great. I recommend it highly. The next step will be breaking out more of my legs - so I suppose the immediate next step had actually better be breaking out the fake tan.
Can you do casual in winter? Or are you like me, and casual is strictly reserved for the warmer months?
*I won't, of course, because that would be grossly wasteful. Instead, I'll shove them to the back of the shoe cupboard with the dust bunnies**, where they belong.
**Don't judge - how often do you clean the insides of your cupboards***?
***If your answer is anything more than once a year, I don't want to hear it.