In the fashion warrant post, I posted this in response to Fruitcake's post. I thought it was a good stand alone topic, so I am putting it here as well. figuring, it will get more views, for more imput. To Fruitcake, and other Florida Fashionistas:
While I have been visiting Florida, since the 80's, I have been confused about the wardrobe thing. Maybe you could answer a few questions for me.
Is it the people who have moved from cold climates that dress warmer in the fall?
Do born and bred Floridians do that too? I was there one January, and saw suede jackets and boots, and it was in the 60's!
If on a February day, if it was 85, would you all NOT wear shorts? Can you tell the snowbirds by the mass showing of knees?
One year, I remember it vividly, it was in the 80's. Florida experienced the kind of winter that made natives crazy, but us watching the newsclips, wanted to grab a valium..The people interviewed,were,complaining about the summer that never ended. I watched with tears in my eyes..wishing
No white open toes shoes on a sunny 90 degree December day then huh? sob sob!
I do remember reading how in the 50;s in Miami Beach' best nightclubs, mink stoles wereworn, even in the heat of the season! [lordy]
Thanks for your imput, as well as from other Floridians
I wonder what Caribbean people do, as well, in the winter.