“It’s too mild, I’m menopausal … you just want a cold wind up you,” said the divine Kathy Burke on Have I Got News For You, last week. We had the hottest October on record and Burke was voicing what every woman over the age of 50 has been thinking for the past four weeks. When oestrogen has left the building, this unseasonably warm weather means that both our internal and external equilibrium feels chaotic. This autumn is a full-on, hot-flush fest; the temperature inside and out just doesn’t feel right. At the swimming pool the other day, I noticed a woman about my age sustaining a handstand underwater; it might have been synchronised swimming but I’m convinced it was the only way she could think of to cool down.
What to wear to avoid looking like a hot menopausal mess is a subject that’s been bothering me for the last few weeks, I’ve been taking my clothes off (layering), tying my hair back, living in this lightweight jumpsuit from Hush and even considering the sleeveless jacket. I’ve written a feature for the Guardian HERE.
Though it’s never too hot for a pair of statement earrings. Spotted this gorgeous pair in J. Crew yesterday.