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Weather Wardrobe Confusion, the 40/60 Dilemma

Yay for a snow day in the DMV! Wind is whipping around, wet snow and sleet everywhere but what is crazy to me is that on Tuesday, I was walking around in heels, light pants, light top and a leather jacket and it felt like a cool spring day. For the first time in a long time I felt like I was wearing the appropriate clothes for the weather of the day.

However, after living in Virginia for a year, I have noticed that in the colder months I find myself like most girls in the DMV, suffering from a really bad case of “weather wardrobe confusion”. On the days  that are 37-40 (that’s 2-4 Celsius in Canada speak)  no breeze and the sun is shining I think, not bad I’ll wear some  flats, light dress, leggings, a light cardigan as my “sweater to keep me warm”, my coat and head out the door. Once I get off the metro in downtown DC, I am met with the coldest gust of wind and for the rest of the day, I am wishing I wore my knee high boots and that knit infinity scarf I left on the dinner table.

The other side to my weather wardrobe confusion comes on those days when it’s 60 outside  (that’s 15 Celsius Canada) and it’s cloudy and raining. I look in my closet and go for the knee high riding boots, my jeans, cute hat to keep my hair from frizzing and my big knit sweater to keep me warm and dry. The only problem with this fall/winter look is that by the end of the day, I have successfully lost 2-3 pounds of water weight because I am boiling hot in my outfit!

So what is a girl to do? Keep my summer wardrobe out all year long and pick from there when the sun is shining and hope the temperature reflects the beauty of the blue sky and bright sun? Or stick to traditional fashion rules of: fall/winter clothes stay out and spring/summer clothes remain in the back of the closet till April/ May? Even when it’s feeling ok outside for some cropped leggings and flats?

What is a girl to do in this weather confusion? Besides go buy new pairs of flats and boots since my other pairs have been on heavy rotation between the 40-60 weather? Yea, I think I can deal with that temporary solution 😉

Keeping it confident – Patty

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