Here’s the third set of special dates that I picked out for May, along with some spring shopping ideas related to each one. You see previous date sets for May here (Set 1: May 1st to 5th), and here (Set 2: May 6th to 10th).
11th May is Eat What You Want Day, which is about taking a break from worrying about following any strict diet plan, or indulging in a favourite/unhealthy food without guilt.
Many designers have used food themes in their collections – this cherry print top is from Jil Sander’s AW2023 collection that also featured bananas and candy printed on clothes.
Have a look below for some food-themed shopping ideas.
Next up is Shades Day on 12th May, which is about fundraising for UK families who can never afford a holiday away from home. The Family Holiday Association organizes activities around wearing sunglasses to raise money.
I’ve used this image from Givenchy Pre-Fall 2023, and if you’d like to get these exact sunglasses, I’ve found them for sale here – they also come in pink and black.
13th May is Tulip Day – but if you want to take part in the annual tulip picking event in Dam Square in Amsterdam, National Tulip Day in the Netherlands falls on the third Saturday in January.
I’ve used a picture from Ming Ma’s SS2022 collection featuring a dress with a tulip skirt. A kind of wrap skirt, the tulip skirt it overlaps in a way that ends up looking super flattering, and it looks just like the tulip flower flipped upside down.
A tulip skirt can also mean a skirt without an overlap, but with the shape of the upside down flower – the hips will be rounded and it will taper toward the knee.
No, I don’t know why it exists, but it does – 14th May is Dance Like A Chicken Day, and it celebrates the chicken dance.
The picture I chose is from Ulyana Sergeenko’s SS2015 couture collection, featuring this really cute chicken handbag and feathered headpiece.
I really love these sandals by Ancient Greek Sandals with a wing motif – summer’s coming so it’s not really the season for feathery clothes, but these sandals are amazing, and comfortable enough if you want to dance all day.
Last one of the set is potentially embarrassing – 15th May is Relive Your Past By Listening to the First Music You Ever Bought No Matter What It Was No Excuses Day, and I’ve chosen this look from Moschino Pre-Fall 2020.
I can’t remember exactly what it was that I bought first, but I do remember that the first music I was ever into was Abba and classical music (I played piano and got super into classical music at the time). I still listen to both regularly, nothing to be embarrassed about at all.