So, following on from Aleise Heart's discussion about what styles you do for everyday, I was wondering what you do when it's raining, windy, cold/freezing (for those of you who get 'real' winters :p ), and generally not nice outside.
I live on the edge of the Lake District, so obviously we get a lot of rain, and living on the coast it's also really windy (I work literally a stones-throw from the edge of the sea!), plus being the extreme Northwest of England (like Scotland is less than an hour away) we also get it pretty cold too (often in winter it can be -8'C or below when I leave for work).
So...how do you PUG it up when the weather's atrocious but you still have to leave the house?
I live in Minnesota (we get loads of snow and it can get as cold here as -20 or -30 degrees F). If is brutally cold or snowing horribly I wear dress pants (usually wide legged or cigarette pants so at least "vintage" inspired) with a turtleneck sweater, etc. And I wear snow boots - you never know when you could get stranded in this weather - at that point I'd rather be alive than cute. So I just bring shoes and put them on at work. If the weather is tolerable (i.e above 0 degrees F) I will wear a dress or skirt but wear it with tights and sometimes a crinoline (they provide insulation) with a sweater or cardigan on top. I have a pair of high heeled oxfords that are more of a "winter" style but I still often wear snow boots out and about - the sidewalks are often slippery or snowy and I'd rather be unfashionable than have a broken limb. :-)
You know, a few years ago I only ever wore pants in the house, everywhere else I wore a skirt or dress. I clearly just need to continue with my wardrobe improvement plan and get back to how I used to be lol
I live in SE Idaho (yes, it's truly as bad as it sounds) and I pretty much wear exactly what the Utah ladies were saying. Cute boots, skinny jeans, and a cardigan or a sweater. Though towards the end of last winter I discovered fleece lined tights and it totally changed my world.
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