I actually enjoy the Winter, and I find it a bit tiresome listening to everyone complain about it, especially considering that Winter as we knew it in my childhood no longer exists. Today was a nice day for February, about 40 degrees in the mid-afternoon, and sunny as ever. One can't help but feel happy on such a day.
I can't tell you how many people I saw today in flip flops and shorts. I don't know when it became acceptable to wear such things in February, anyway, regardless of the weather. Drives me mad. It's second only to people who go out in public wearing pyjamas. However, I see nothing wrong with a nod to the nice weather and a hint of things to come. I saw a few guys opting for lined Macs instead of overcoats. I saw some khaki and tweed combos. I wore green pants and yellow socks.
Despite popular opinion, there are modes of dress that sit between the overcoat and the bathing suit, and those can be the most fun of all.