This gone weekend I had went on a weekend getaway to Oslo Norway with some girl friends and though Spring is here I suggest you keep your woolies. When I shared how to get your closet ready for spring and summer, I should have mentioned to keep your woolies because it doesn’t look like winter is letting go any time soon around these parts. I love nothing more than being warm when the weather is less than favourable but this time of year we should be basking in some nice sunshine every now and again and not just stuck with the winter woolies.
British weather is known for its unpredictability and not even in a good way. One minute you could be enjoying some nice weather, you even foolish enough to think it will last and then when you least expect it, it starts to rain. Gale winds coming from nowhere and then its back to winter, one could be forgiven for thinking the UK never experiences true summer because it rains all blooming time.
Last week Friday when I was getting ready to leave the house for the airport, it was such a lovely day and I planned my outfit on what the weather was looking like. By the time I was done, it had started to rain and I had to change my entire outfit altogether.
So how does one learn to dress for all the elements when traveling (or at home) without packing the entire house with them. Well I am here to help you with that.
- Think and dress for winter – I always make sure to have a coat or jacket with me that is warm enough to give me warmth when the weather turns and light enough to fit into my tote bag or one that I could easily carry.
- Think and plan for your common weather – If you wear a light jumper or cashmere jumpers (see here), you get best of both worlds because it is light enough for warmer weather and warm enough for when you put your jacket or coat on top. I ensure I have a suitable top or jumper that can work both in warm or cold weather conditions and is not too bulky for my liking.
- Think and wear jeans – They never go out of fashion, you’re not limited to one type and you can dress them how you fancy: Smart or casual (see how I dress ripped jeans). Jeans are the best items for all-weather conditions, you can keep your woolies with them and you can accessories them to your heart’s content.
- Think comfort – I am a true advocate of dressing for comfort, people think you can not look good when you dress in your comfiest clothes but I can assure you can. If your leggings are your comfy clothing then add a long top, some canvas, a straw hat and some shades and dear you’re done. Obviously PJ’s don’t count as those are just for your home but I think you can still work all your comfy clothes.
There you have it, I am sure you have other ideas too which I would love to hear about in the comments section. Like I have said many a time on this blog, I dress for comfort and for me it’s top priority seconded by style when I can help it.