Mornings are all about rushing. But they didn’t used to be a fight-the-morning-rush-hour-traffic-at-65 mph-while-singing-children’s-songs rush. Of all things, the metro let me in on a secret that continues to ring true for me. No matter the weather, a good morning walk is the most elegant way to start a day. And if it’s sunny, well, that’s even better. But if it isn’t, as it is not today, don’t let that deter you. I used to walk a couple of blocks to the metro and a couple of blocks to my office twice a day. And I always felt better for it.
Now, while I can recommend Mr. Kelly’s taste in clothing (a Norfolk jacket!) I don’t advise getting soaked to the skin in your off-the-rack clothing. (Glue can do funny things when it gets wet and shoes, if not properly dried will be ruined.) But I do recommend getting outside and putting a little colour back into your cheeks. Do it with a song in your heart, whistle a tune, or just smile and breathe deeply. You’ll be amazed at what it does for your attitude. And easy elegance is all about having the right attitude.
I’m off to put on my stout shoes, hat and trench coat. Have a glorious day. (Insert whistling here….)