It is much easier in the winter and in the summer but here we are mid-season, so what does one wear to work or on evenings out? Layers seem to be the easiest option with spring style shoes, smart dress and jacket which can be removed, chiffon blouse and smart trousers... and sunglasses!
Whilst checking the fashion pages it seems that Paris appears to have gone crazy over black and white. Apparently at the tea hour in the fashionable Flower Court of the Ritz all the women who stood out as being the smartest wore black with touches of white. Nine out of every ten wore light hats as well.
The tendency towards exaggerated shoulder width, by means of shelf and fin treatment and puffed sleeves, appears to be growing. Also there is the fashion of dressing head-to-toe in black. Add a bright fuchsia or turquoise scarf. Perhaps trade that standard white issue blouse you wear with the dark jacket for a cherry, peach, or lavender sweater instead. Layers allow you to regulate your temperature and wear some clothes all year round.