It's Halloween and 20 Degrees

October is almost finished and it is 20 degrees. I have not had the urge whatsoever to wear a coat let alone buy one.

But the fashion conscious in Japan are updating their wardrobe and look with winter scarf and stole patterns.

Photos are of ladies on a train in Osaka this morning... All are wearing wintery stoles/scarves. But are dressed very lightly.

This week's weather forecast says it will continue to hover around 18 to 20.
It is wonderful from an energy conservation perspective. But winter fashion is struggling to find buyers. And with Christmas kicking off in all major commercial centers in the next two weeks, who wouldn't think to wait for mark downs?