Étrenner

imageIt’s spring in my corner of the world – officially at any rate. Even when we have lots of clothes already, spring calls us to add a few pieces to our wardrobe. After a brutal winter, it feels so great to shed all those heavy, dark layers and embrace something light and bright. I love that there is a word in French for the special feeling of wearing something for the first time – étrenner (ay-tren-ay). Every major retailer seems to offer a variation on the classic French marinière in the spring. I’m quite tempted by the one shown here by Talbots. I think it shouts “Spring!” What’re you adding to your wardrobe for spring?

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About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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2 Responses to Étrenner

  1. Biggest fan says:

    I have a lot of options for my spring wardrobe. Curiously, they look a lot like my options for the winter and fall.

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