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Smarter Style: Coping With the Temperature Rollercoaster
September 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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?


  • Godspitgrl
    September 7, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Just wearing shorts and tshirts right now here in the south it will not get cold enough to need more for a while

  • Hannahsmommy816
    September 7, 2012 at 9:42 AM

     good idea! i usually wear a tank top and then if it's cooler, throw a tshirt or hoodie over top

  • lil_mama06
    September 7, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    We wear light jackets,sweaters until it gets warmer,then take them off..

  • Threes.Company
    September 7, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    I hate this kind of transitional weather.

    I usually dress in layers so I can put on extra and  take it off if needed.

  • lasombrs
    September 7, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    I just stick with the same jeans and tshirt and maybe switch it to a tank top or shorts. but basically the same style. In nh when it gets cold, it will be cold! lol so thats more sweatshirts and thermal underwear then anything

  • othermom
    September 7, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Jeans/shorts and a tshirt

  • malexander2009
    September 7, 2012 at 10:44 AM
    I really don't do anything special
  • Juniper53098
    September 7, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    So far, shorts and a T-shirt have been fine, even here in WI.

  • SarahSuzyQ
    September 7, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    I wear warm weather clothes and pack a sweatshirt or light jacket. :)

  • Samanthamommy
    September 7, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    I've got tonsssss of shoes

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