Fighting the AC war with fashion

3.1 Phillip Lim coat with goddess wrap sandals on The Shoe Diet
3.1 Phillip Lim coat, Citizen shorts, Arielle De Pinto earrings, Tamara Mellon wrap sandals
3.1 Phillip Lim coat with goddess wrap sandals on The Shoe Diet
The Shoe Diet

Just because we're patiently waiting for outwear season, doesn't mean we aren't clicking the 'buy' button. Look, if you're patient enough to curb your coat enthusiasm than more power to you, until then (meaning Halloween) I'll be creating my own uses, like 'robe' as in what to wear to sip tea in (exampled pictured right.) 

Anyway, who are we kidding? Most of us have the comforts of air conditioning in our own home (also pictured right) as well as the un-comforts of over air conditioning at the workplace. As I write this I'm planning my work ensemble for the following morning, which will unavoidably cover my recently acquired sun kissed glow. Even in blistering heat a layer of tropical wool or cashmere is needed to insulated me from everything 'burr'. Articles have popped up here, there, and practically everywhere about workplace thermostat injustices, and before you try to figure out how to smuggle a Snuggie into work, grab a coat.

If you, like me, are trying to protect everything but fingers and toes from extreme office chilly temperatures, start off with an Acne duster. By Wednesday you'll find yourself at home (work) in an Isabel Marant oversize blazer, and the end of the week go out with a bang a la McQ electric blue wrap. Hanging onto some crazy pants? No problem! Collaborate with your favorite printed pants for eccentric combinations. Have a hankering for something seasonal? Throw on cut off shorts or a sarongs (or a well tied scarf posing as a sarong) for something with seasonal flare. And like Nike has swooshed ingrained into our gumption, just do it and do it with coziness. 

Arielle De Pinto prestigue earrings on The Shoe Diet
Tamara Mellon wrap goddess sandals on The Shoe Diet
Photography by Traci Ling
Wardrobe provided by Tootsies and Saint Cloud Boutique