Sitting on a bench, wearing a trench coat, being drenched in rain and enjoying a French kiss – no!
The spring has not sprung up from the corner yet, the mercury is still tilted towards the chilly lower end of the last phases of winter.
Whether you approve the concept of Valentine’s Day or not, let us not forget that it’s another opportunity to get all dressed up in the name of celebrating love!
Love at first sight? Wrong or right? Did the emotions take flight? Certainly not in our case when the eyes met during the under-graduate students’ fresher’s party at the University of Delhi (India) back in 1999.
Play with cold or play with bold? Given a choice between to withstand the cruel cold on the Valentine’s Day and putting on a bold red color to step out for a special but casual brunch or lunch date, I chose the latter. Still thrilled by the chill in the air, my frilled sleeve red dress kept the red hotness sustained while my color blocked heels locked the marks I left behind in the trail on the cobbled path.
Not everything can be expressed in black and white, especially when chronic monotony can lead to monologues which no one else is ready to hear. But what you wear will certainly always be well received if you rely on monochromes to set the mood that you want to don on a particularly gloomy winter day.
No matter how much the British weather baffles you with its mercurial mood-swings, you have to muffle yourself through the winter while the scuffle between the chill and the upcoming spring starts. You might as well shuffle your wardrobes to sprint to the spring and absorb every little sunshine peeking through the clouds. Whoever thought that ruffles and frills were reserved for childhood birthday parties will need to think twice.