Anyone who knows me knows how much I enjoy complaining about unimportant things within my control. On today's list: clubbing during the winter.
It's so much easier to go clubbing during the spring. For one thing, the outfits are less constricting and we expect less from them. Every season, girls are faced with the dilemma of transitioning their spring and summer party tops and dresses to make it so that those pieces are wearable out during the fall and winter, because let's face it, long sleeves are not an option. So what can we do?Invest in jackets and coats that will be worn only from house to taxi, taxi to club, and club to taxi. Said jacket/coat will cost you an extra $5-$10 per club if you check it like you should (you paid enough for the damn thing. The last thing you need is for some Aeropostale-wearing girl to grab it while it's draped across an empty bar stool!). I have a pretty, though non-functioning, silk jacket that goes well with mostly everything, but when it's -40 degrees outside, I'm more inclined to wear something with at least lining. So what's a girl to do? Inevitably, you're going to have to bring an extra layer or two, and the more ambitious can even bring scarves and gloves. But you're going to have to pay for it. And you're probably going to forget about them. And then you have to go back to the club during daylight. Which can be really disorienting.
We are also bombarded with propaganda that flats are cute, and acceptable for going out, which leads to the downfall of many an outift. Though never acceptable, flats are sometimes less-unacceptable during the spring.
Tis the season.