Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dressing for fluctuating temperatures

About six months ago, I blogged about the change of season from warm to cold and how it is often difficult to figure out what to wear during that time. Well, after what seemed to have been the most brutal winter in history, spring is finally here! Oh, but what to wear is still a crap shoot because you have days like this past Friday and Saturday when it was sunny and near 70, and then the next two days it’s pouring rain and freezing cold. I am looking forward to continuous days of warm temperatures, but in the meantime, I am going to do the following and recommend you do the same.

First and foremost, dress in layers. A sleeveless top with a lightweight scarf covered with a thin cardigan and a lightweight jacket is a great way to start the morning and then shed from there as mid-day temperatures roll through. When the sun starts to go down (much later in the day thanks to daylight savings time – can we just go ahead and make that year-round please?), you can put back on some of those items and still look stylish. Add touches of spring colors to the bottom layers and in your accessories (jewelry, scarf, bag, etc.) that complement the colors of the top layers.

Here in Nashville (among other places), you can still get away with your jeans tucked into your boots to keep your feet warm on those chilly mornings and evenings. If it gets warm enough for you to wear your favorite pair of peep-toed or open-toe shoes, keep them in your car or in an over-sized purse so you can switch out and show off your new spring pedicure.

I welcome your suggestions as to what works best for you to share with my readers. Feel free to comment below on your favorite tips for getting through the change of season. Next week, I’ll be talking about how to revive your current spring wardrobe for spring 2010 so you don’t have to spend a lot of money at the mall!

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