I own a lot of jackets.
I realize this is ridiculous because I live in Southern California where our four seasons are spring, summer, subtler summer, and summer feat. wind and occasional rain, but alas, I’m a baby, I’m always cold, and so I continue to buy jackets.
I continue to buy jackets and yet I constantly stand helpless in front of my closet convinced I don’t have the right jacket for anywhere and everywhere I might be going that needs a jacket.
While getting dressed, the internal monologue usually goes a little something like this:
Is this warm enough?
What if the wind blows and I need something thicker?
What if it rains and I need something waterproof?
Is this fancy enough?
Is this too fancy?
What kind of jacket am I supposed to wear with a dress?
Will this be too warm once we’re inside?
What if we go outside?
I mean, how cold is it?
Should I bring two jackets?
Can I layer these?
Does layering these make me look pathetic?
How worried am I about looking pathetic?
Would I rather be pathetic or warm?
Why can’t I ever be warm and cool?
Why are all the cool jackets thin and terrible?
Also, why can some people wear said thin, terrible jackets, look cool and not be popsicles?
Does this match?
Has this jacket ever matched anything?
Will anyone notice or care if I just wear the same jacket I always wear?
Screw it, I’m doing that.
For next time though, I need a new jacket.
And so the cycle goes continues.