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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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by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 6:38 PM

I always wear jeans and a t shirt, this time of year I bring a sweater with me.

by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 6:39 PM

oh and those shoes are cute

by Kira on Sep. 10, 2012 at 6:39 PM

 i just wear whatever is cool either way because im always hot anyway lol

by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Today was one of those days for sure, 55 in the morning, 80 this afternoon.  Kids wanted to wear sweaters and long pants getting ready for school this morning, and are sweating and want to play in the sprinkler after school.  I was fine in my yoga pants and a tshirt.  I had nowhere to be today.  

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