December 27, 2015
We are having a unseasonably warm winter season thus far. And while I am enjoying the break from the biting cold temperatures of winter (it was almost 70F on Christmas Day, and typically it is 25-35F), the warm weather does not have me reaching for any of my sweaters/jumpers. This presents an interesting dilemma, what to do with the sweaters that I own, but am not using?
And I’m not alone with an overstock of knitwear for the current winter season. Retailers are pushing their sales, heavily focusing on discounting sweaters/jumpers, outerwear, and boots, items that are usually in high demand during the winter season.
The unseasonably warm winter has caused sweater withdrawal. But this does not mean that I should run out and purchase sweater after sweater after sweater, just because they are on sale. After all, I am not able to use the clothes that I already own, therefore I certainly do not need to add more to the pile.
But there’s yet another side effect of the warmer winter weather. I want to purchase more warm weather clothing. I’m using more, so naturally I want to own more too. I’ve started eyeing short sleeve turtlenecks and sweaters, hoping that these styles will provide the sweater fix that I am desperately craving. Yet the truth is, my wardrobe is functioning just fine, using what I already own. My spring and summer clothes are getting more use, which means that I don’t actually need to purchase anything new. At least not until something wears out.
Does unexpected weather prompt you to change your wardrobe?