POLL: What’s your favourite fashion season?

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Autumn is the fashion blogger’s favourite season.

How do we know this? Because at around about this time every year (and sometimes even earlier), all of our favourite fashion bloggers start talking excitedly about coats! and boots! And coloured tights! And long winter evenings spent snuggled up in front of a roaring log fire, roasting chestnuts, singing songs, and generally behaving like the rich people in Charles Dickens novels.

Not us, though.

The Fashion Police hate the cold almost as much as we hate harem pants. More, even. And yeah, sure, coats are OK. Some coats are even awesome. No coat is worth shivering for eight months over, though, and as for boots? Well, boots are OK, too – especially these ones – but they’re not nearly as much fun as shoes, so we’d gladly exchange those for a few extra weeks of warm weather, too.

Give us summer any day: or even spring, we’re not that picky. We hate having the cold weather dictate our clothing choices. We hate the fact that most dresses have either short or three-quarter length sleeves, so we put them on in winter and then instantly have to cover them up with a cardigan, just to keep warm. We hate tights –  coloured or otherwise – not because we don’t like the look of them, you understand, but because they’re just not comfortable. We hate the sheer fussiness of having to wear multiple layers of clothing, all at the same time, so we don’t freeze. Oh, and we don’t even own a log fire.

OK, that’s more than enough complaining from us. For now, anyway. Tell us, though: is there anyone else out there who ISN’T giddy with excitement at the thought of autumn/ winter fashion? What’s YOUR favourite fashion season?

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20 Comments

  • October 7, 2011

    hippiebohoreloaded

    that’s a wonderful pic!

    my fave season is definitely summer … everything is so easy breezy 🙂

    hippiebohoreloaded.

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  • October 7, 2011

    annet

    spring! not too hot yet, but you don’t have to worry about layers and layers of clothes, just tossing a cardigan in your bag for chilly evenings tends to be enough.

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  • October 7, 2011

    Zoe

    I’m afraid I’m an annoying autumn lover! I find the extra layers cover up the inevitable biscuit related insulation I seem to acquire over the colder months… I like NOT having blisters on my feet after wearing summer sandals that inevitably rub and autumn colours look a lot better on me. I’m also a knitter though, and hand-knits just aren’t the same in summer.

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  • October 7, 2011

    b.

    Autumn, because it allows me to dramatically swish my coattails round the corners.

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  • October 7, 2011

    Viper

    I adore winter! I continue to wear sundresses and open shoes and bare shoulders and legs, while not having to worry about warm weather dictating my fashion choices! I have the widest range of options in the winter.

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  • October 7, 2011

    naiadknight

    I’m one of those winter clothes lovers. I live in West Texas, where you can go naked and still be too hot in summer and where it only gets cold enough for my heavy winter coat (black faux fur lined black lambskin, hip length, belted, with a hood) 3 months of the year. I love sweaters and sweater dresses, and it gives me an excuse to play with forms of layering that it’s too d*** hot for the other 9 months of the year (sweater over button up, cardigan over long sleeve shirt, leather trench coat over bustier over button up…)

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    • October 8, 2011

      Kota

      As a fellow Texan, I totally agree with you. It’s too blasted hot to wear anything but the least amount you can get away with. I tend to wear long sleeves year-round because I’m super sensitive to the sun, but,I guarantee you, it’s the lightest, most breathable fabric I can find. I also like autumn and winter fashions because they tend to look more ladylike than the normal summer fashions you find in Texas.

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  • October 7, 2011

    Liza Ashby

    I like Autumn as opposed to Winter, but mainly because I’m not a fan of hot weather, and therefore Summer is not easy to dress for! Autumn, before it gets stupidly cold, is nice….I like layers, and scarves, and gloves…and the autumnal colours. Coats are annoying, I agree, because you dress nicely and then cover it with a coat!

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  • October 7, 2011

    Eva

    I’ve always wondered why people like autumns and winters and layers, I guess it has to do with where they live. I live in the northern part of Europe where it’s absolutely freezing in winter and the days are very short, so I love summer! I like that I don’t have to wear tights and can just throw something on. But I guess that in countries where it is warmer, layers are kind of a… rarity.

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  • October 7, 2011

    Jordan

    I love autumn for the look – I love the preppy english look with the tweeds, oxfords, riding boots etc. But personally I love spring because it’s warm, but not HOT, and I can wear my pretty summer dresses 🙂

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  • October 7, 2011

    Mary

    Autumn. Cool enough for big sweaters, overknee socks, and cute caps, but not too cold for skirts and tee-shirts. Also, I love autumn colors! Browns and golds and oranges and deep reds… Perfect!

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  • October 7, 2011

    Roisin

    I have some lovely coats and some nice winter frocks and all, but I’m with the Chief of Police on this one. Spring and summer. I love how easy it is to go out bare-legged, without having to wear a coat or plan your outfit around layers.

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  • October 7, 2011

    Itzel

    I’m not even sure, sometimes spring and sometimes winter. I live in a semi tropical country so winter isn’t that cold, it is chilly but not too much so I can still get away with wearing light clothes. I hate autumn because it’s too cold in the morning and too hot in the afternoon and I never know what to wear, summer is too rainy. Spring is perfect, not too hot, not too windy, just perfect.

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  • October 8, 2011

    Lulu

    When I was young I liked summer best.
    Now that I am over 39 — okay, waaaay over 39 — I prefer long-sleeves-tights-and-boots weather. I think it’s easier for an older woman to look sexy and chic in fall clothes.

    I don’t much like the dead of winter though. Too many layers. Too much bulk.
    I love jackets and blazers, but hate bulky coats.

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  • October 8, 2011

    Amee

    I like spring/summer. Where I am, it hits 8c in early october, then cheerfully plumments to -20c, and flirts with -30-40c. So my clothes aren’t really a priority when it’s freezing like that.

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  • October 8, 2011

    D Smith

    The fashion police should change there name to Fashion Bullies …

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  • October 9, 2011

    Jaynie

    Definitely depends on the climate. Summer is pretty much the only month where I can wear things that aren’t filled with down at home, so that’s bound to win out. Where I live now, summers are a bit too hot and autumns are pleasantly warm, so I can wear all of the cute things of summer without the accompanying sweat. I am a big fan of winters cozy wooly sweaters and scarves, though.

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  • October 10, 2011

    Zoe

    I have to say, I love autumn styles. Perhaps its because here we don’t get the cold, rainy distgustingness until mid-November. Until then it is merely crisp or brisk. I love that autumn always brings out the brightest of colors, I guess we are trying to compliment/compete with the trees? Since we get hot and muggy summers, come September I am ready for briskness but have not yet totally remembered that come January I will be praying for that 90+ degree weather.

    Spring is my second favorite because once again, it comes after a season that is totally miserable here. By January I am dreaming of sundresses and strappy sandals. Generally it is in January that I start sneaking in bright floral prints in a “if you wear it, spring will come” plan.

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  • October 11, 2011

    Nikki G

    Spring and summer. I hate, hate, hate cold weather!!

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  • October 11, 2011

    Ophelia

    I almost said summer, open toes, heels, dresses…
    But the trough is the autumn color palette with its golden-browns, dark greens, bordeux and so on looks best on me. They look out of place in summer 🙁

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