You can’t open a blog post or fashion magazine during this time of the year without being confronted with fall fashion inspiration. Fisherman knit sweaters, seventies-inspired fringed bags, and car-wash pleats – some of trends look great, others, well, let’s just say they’re not my taste. And who wants to wear heavy knits and plaid when the temperatures are still in the low 90s with high humidity? But after September starts, summer clothes just don’t feel right, somehow.
La période d’entre deux (lah pair-e-owed dahn-truh duh) literally means “the period between two” and it’s often followed by another noun, like la période entre deux guerres, or the period between World War I and II. Without a following noun, it is used more generally to mean an in-between period, like this time poised uncertainly between summer and fall. I’ll continue to mop my brow and hold off on wearing fall clothes until there’s a genuine nip of fall in the air.