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Smarter Style: Coping With the Temperature Rollercoaster

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I think this year is the worst I have ever experienced for this phenomenon: One day 95, next day 65. And this fall is bizarro! Lots of fluctuating temperatures hour by hour.

So here's my day: I dress for the high temperature and then alternately shiver or roast, depending on what curve balls the weather throws me. How to dress for this? It's nuts.

Here's the secret: Layer. Wear a 3/4 sleeve light cardigan over a cami or tank that can stand on its own if need be. Opt for capris, with a little more coverage, instead of summery skirts or shorts. The barest, strappiest summer sandals look off now, so opt for ballet flats or a more substantial sandal that looks good with longer pants. (I'm loving this Attention women's stretch sandal, or this Jaclyn Smith nude sandal. There are even cropped pants that roll up or down as you need.

Probably the most important? Figure out if you'd rather be a little warm or a little cold, and dress accordingly. I hate being hot, so I'd rather under-dress.

How do you dress for this changeable weather?




by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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sweetmissy_05
by on Sep. 8, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Pj pants, warm sweats, longer shirts, and hoodies......its 40 some degrees this morning here in Minnesota so it gets chilly.

charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Sep. 8, 2012 at 10:50 AM

 Capri's and a tshirt.

dusky_rose
by Sue on Sep. 8, 2012 at 4:07 PM

I do the layers idea when I don't know. I learned it from watching Gillmore Girls. I miss that show. LOL

Sue ~ Head Admin
~ D.V. Survivor/Admin

maxswolfsuit
by on Sep. 8, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I wish FL had a roller coaster. It's just hot here!

Luvmybooskies
by Tiff on Sep. 8, 2012 at 10:44 PM
I will wear jeans and a t shirt, then bring a sweatshirt.
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mereinhart28
by on Sep. 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I stick with jeans and a tank or tee shirt. Then if it gets chilly throw on a sweatshirt.

powow65
by kimmy on Sep. 9, 2012 at 1:25 PM
Have pants & shorts on hand!
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Flaca43
by Ruby Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 8:18 AM
I wear a light sweater in the mornings and take it off for the afternoons. Sometimes I'll wear my gym shoes but today I'm wearing sandals with my capris.
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delanna6two
by Gold Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Well today I have on a mock turtle, light jacket and flip flops...lol...it's cool but I hate to give up my flip flops....not too bad around 60's 70's

Leelee1008
by Alicia on Sep. 10, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Jeans and a short sleeves 

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