Summer is easy- floaty dresses and cute twin sets.
Winter is obvious- you rug up warm and accessorise with cute scarves and wool hats.
But Autumn? Autumn in Nagano? When the nights are cold, the mornings and evenings are crisp, but the days still warm up to quite a heat for the midday hours.
The fashionista is stuck. Do you dress warm for the start of the day and get stuck sweltering at noon or do you dress cooler in anticipation of midday but shiver through the weather at either side?
Fashionista's take note- today Amy cracked it!
Let's just step back a moment and take another look at that...
Why yes, that is a jinbei (Japanese summer festival wear) with snow boots and knee high socks. Oh, and the jinbei was actually a size too small, to boot. When I questioned her on the climatic appropriateness of her outfit she looked at me and carefully explained:
"I won't be too cold mummy. I've got snow boots on. And it gets hot at lunchtime so I can't wear a jacket."
There you have it huh?