In an Aztec print and harem pants, Swedish west coast, spring 2021.
Text & Photo © CM Cordeiro & JE Nilsson 2021

It has been some very nice weather along the Swedish west coast in the past week. The morning temperatures begin at about 6°C but quickly rise to about 15°C. In terms of dressing for the weather, I remember spring as a somewhat confusing season in the early 2000s. As a tropical individual newly arrived in Sweden, spring was the couple of weeks when you left your home in winter temperatures, with warm hat and gloves on, but have lunch in just about summer temperatures. So the jacket and gloves come on and off throughout the day, depending on whether you are in the shade or in the sun.

This weekend, around this island in the southern archipelago of Gothenburg, several neighbours seem to be holding their spring cleaning garage sales. These home garage sales make for an interesting round of outdoor curio shopping around the neighbourhood on our flakmoped. I´m also looking forward to saying brief hellos to those we happen to meet along the way. The question is, are their garages mostly sun-filled warm, or in the shade?