Each climatic season has its own dress code to be respected. Both aesthetically and not to suffer too cold or hot. Here is the step-by-step guide to know how to dress exactly depending on what the thermometer marks
What do I wear today? This question grips many of us. And we are not just talking about who is undecided on trousers or skirt: often the question is strictly related to the temperature outside.
Each climatic season has in fact a precise dress code. Or better: a series of key garments perfect to not suffer too much from the cold or heat and, at the same time, to be splendid!
To help you choose the right clothes based on the degrees marked by the thermometer, we have prepared a guide that will advise you on the best tricks, the perfect garments and the ideal combinations depending on the climate.
Here is the fashion handbook that teaches you to dress perfectly by following two fundamental thermometers: the barometer and the fashion one, no less important!
In full winter, when the thermometer marks inexorably more or less zero, it is good to run for cover in the true sense of the term. The most suitable materials to protect from low temperatures are fur, both real and synthetic; the feather, also in this case both true and eco-feather, and the ram.
Choosing these allies against winter rigor means never suffering from the cold, so trust them indifferently when they are 0 to 5 degrees outside. The key pieces of this climatic range are the fur and the eco-fur, both cropped but better in the long version to keep the legs warm too. Even the down jacket is the best friend if not forever at least of winter … The coldest ones choose it long while those who suffer less from low temperatures can afford to wear it short.
And for the below? Despite the cold, do not overdo the heaviness of the clothes to wear under the jacket because you risk being too hot inside the home, office or shops.
Green light to velvet trousers, high-necked sweaters and not too heavy long sleeves, extra fine cashmere cardigan and velvet blazer.
We are always in the winter but at least further from zero. Therefore, further away from the layering of very heavy clothing!
Between 5 and 10 degrees it is good to embrace materials such as fur (though a little less strong than what we would put below zero), wool and lighter padding than the classic winter eskimo down jacket. As a must-have outerwear to keep in the wardrobe, ready to use, the short fur, the long wool coat (preferably with fur collar or high collar, to be combined otherwise with a cashmere scarf) and the more padded parka stand out soft. These three models are passe-partout able to save you in every occasion without making you suffer neither cold nor heat. Nor fashion slips!
The fur and the coat are combined on kiss with elegant outfits but also with the easiest ones: a pair of heavy jeans (heavy especially if mixed with the cropped fur) or a maxi velvet skirt lend themselves perfectly for a casual chic combination! But also the parka is very versatile: you can decline it in countless variations, making it very refined with a black sheath dress or enriching it with a rock grit mixed with leather pants and cropped sweaters.
With 10-15 degrees, you can dare a little more, opting for a lightness of materials that already makes so much spring.
The fabrics to focus on are still wool but in a lighter version and the fur worn in sleeveless models.
The most suitable outerwear? The wool coat, however, transformed into the so-called “coat”, a light version of the traditional “coat” for full winter. Not really a “duster” (which will go well later), but a coat in light wool fabric, with a wide neckline typical of the trench cut.
Or there is the poncho, a versatile garment that literally wraps the outfit, with a result pleasing to the eye and also to the touch. The poncho, even more than the cape, has a “cocoon” effect that appeals to both those who wear it and those who see it.
For the bottom, do not exaggerate since in the hottest hours you can touch 15 degrees: a pair of chinos, a satin pencil skirt or a pair of not particularly heavy jeans will be fine, to be mixed with a light turtleneck, to an extra fine sweater or a spring cardigan.
At 15-20 degrees, the winter and autumn heaviness are stripped, giving the wardrobe a burst of warm energy. The key fabrics are cotton, leather and light velvet, to be declined in as many key pieces: the trench coat, the biker jacket and the blazer.
A medium or long length cotton trench coat makes spring immediately and adapts to any style and dress code. With a mini-dress underneath, a suit jacket-pants / jacket-skirt or a solid-colored jumpsuit becomes the missing piece of an elegant fashion puzzle. Combined instead with a pair of skinny jeans and a sweatshirt it turns into the treble clef of a truly bewitching casual symphony.
The leather jacket also has the same versatility as the trench coat: with an evening look, it is perfect as much as with daytime urban outfits, exactly like the velvet blazer.
The temperatures make the velvet still excellent as a companion for outings, which is why the male model jacket in corduroy is ideal. If you do not want to stratify the clothing too much, wear under a long-sleeved shirt if the thermometer shows 15 degrees or a t-shirt in the case of 20°. And play with accessories: a scarf when it’s colder, a silk scarf when the weather is milder.
Hooray! Finally, the cold is only a vague memory. 20-25 degrees are now late spring or summer started, which cheers the wardrobes and, with them, the spirits.
The materials become light, almost impalpable. Outerwear is no longer so necessary, only a residual desire for fashion on several levels and a social convention.
Among the fabrics, go-ahead for light cotton, slightly heavy linen, denim and cotton yarn.
Here comes the moment of the aforementioned “duster”, the cotton coat often characterized by the trench cut.
In this season, focus on more vibrant patterns and colors instead of the neutral shades typical of the gray months: pastels and vitamin shades will color your looks with pure joy.
Even the denim jacket cannot be missing from the trendiest wardrobe: it is a timeless evergreen that really fits everyone! And if you want a less easy outerwear than jeans, opt for the cotton cardigan and you will never be wrong.
For the downstairs, go-ahead for jeans, T-shirts, light sweatshirts and medium and short length skirts.
Help, it’s getting really hot! With 25-30 degrees, we speak of full summer. And we talk about fabrics such as silk, satin and light cotton.
Say goodbye (or better: goodbye) to the outerwear because they are no longer needed. The garments required for this climatic range are the silk blouses, those cotton short sleeve, the t-shirt-light, the skirts and shorts.
Maxi skirts are allowed if chosen in super light fabrics such as tulle or satin. Also in satin is another key piece of the summer: the slip dress. Fresh and light, elegant and sensual, the petticoat dress is ultra-trendy and is good for any occasion.
Until now, the shoes have been more or less closed but now it is good to focus on open sandals to keep your feet cool. If the extremities of the body do not feel hot, in fact, the whole organism will benefit from it and the body temperature will remain balanced.
How to dress – or how to undress – with 30-35 degrees? In fact, the heat begins to become unbearable, which is why it is good to reduce the outfits to the bone. Essentially is always chic, as claimed by the most impeccable Mademoiselle in history (Gabrielle Chanel), therefore the heat does not necessarily send elegance into lethargy, on the contrary.
Also in this case, obviously, bye bye to the outerwear, absolutely unnecessary and if anything deleterious. The materials to embrace are the same as the 25-30 degrees but in more light versions. And with skimpy lengths: the minidress will do just as well as the short jumpsuit.
Everything that is “mini” and thus leaves the legs uncovered lends itself to these tropical temperatures. Even the arms should be left free, so yes to the sleeveless and half sleeves.
The most opaque outfit that can be granted with these temperatures is the midi skirt combined with the polo shirt, in ultra-light fabrics to be chosen wisely so as not to commit “fashion mistake” and not suffer too hot.
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