According to the calendar spring is here. But still there are no signs of blooming, temperature can drop at night to -2°C (and it can still snow), but something in the air feels different.
I’ve been living in Stockholm for the last 7 years. I used to hate the month of March. How can it be still so cold when it’s almost April? The winter here is so long that your body is really craving for the feeling of warmth on your skin. You can’t wait to change your wardrobe, pill off some layers and wear other colors then black.
The Swedes, on the other hand, love March. There is finally light! The long dark days of the winter are gone, and there are more and more days with blue sky. It doesn’t matter that it’s cold, as long as there is light. The knowledge that the warm season is ahead, makes March even better.
For the first tIme in 7 years something changed in me. I love March! Spring is in the air. I can finally wear my spring coat, Stan Smith (even thought sometimes I’m freezing) and it’s time of me to fresh my wardrobe and leave only the clothes that spark joy for me.
Despite the cold outside, the shops I love around stockholm also refresh their collections and celebrate the coming of warmer days.
When it comes to my home, It looks like I have a new favorite color this spring. Green-gray.