Maybe it was about those unexpected springtime temperatures last week, maybe it was just that magical moment that decides between admiration and the desire to actually own: I've bought a pair of sandals that I will probably wear in two months at the earliest.
The model is very reminiscent of my declared favorites from about five years ago. Back then, at the end of a long summer, I got hold of the platform shoes on sale in an exclusive clothing store on Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse. I wore them well into October. However, I did not take part in a solution that was en vogue at that time, infinitely extending the warm season by combining sandals with stockings; my generation will forever associate this style with a profession that also came with a suburban beard cut´s name: the sports teacher.
I wore those shoes longer than any other pair, but had to let them go two years ago - with no replacement. Because modern fashion and sales marketing means analyzing our buying behavior: algorithms evaluate collections from a commercial point of view and decide what the designers - perhaps slightly modified - will offer again in the next season.
This fate has now overtaken my sandals: They are finally back!
This time in white, because coming summer every look will be crowned with this non-color: We will wear eggshell-colored cardigans to go with our floral hippie dresses, lime-white nurse's Birkenstocks with extra-wide flood jeans, smoking blazers in off-white and chalk-pale boyfriend sweatshirts.
In my closet, too, different pants and jackets are looking forward to their new companions, not all of them still remember the bottle-green predecessors, which would look like yesterday anyway.
Only one item of clothing will never get a chance - my favorite jeans. Because that combination would create a look that is only allowed at a registry office on your wedding day: all in white.