By Rachelle Law, Founder, How Come, How Long (HCHL)
Just yesterday, it was 67 degrees, and today, the temperatures are tumbling to a cold 36 degrees in Kansas City. The trees or at their peak, and neighborhoods are full of beautiful foliage backgrounds. This is the time of year that as soon as you describe the fall color, it changes. Those in the Midwest are blessed with a variety of trees, shrubs, and vines in a variety of colors along the boulevard. The cooling temperatures and rain make the leaves quickly fade in color and fall to the ground. Enjoy what remains because it won’t last long. If you are reading this after the weekend, you may have missed it.
It’s a chilly Friday night. The wind chills have dipped, and today we had our first snow, flurries. Nevertheless, snow. It’s the perfect time to throw a log or two on the fire, snuggle up with a large cup of hot chocolate, topped with whip cream and a good book. My copy of WILL, was delivered today by UPS, and I can’t wait to dive, deep into it as Will Smith reveals the secret pages of his life in his first book. I can only imagine it will be like peeling an onion to get to the all-important sections layer-by-layer.
It’s no secret that winter is layering season, depending on where you live. I’m in Missouri. The summer temperatures are behind us, along with our summer wardrobes. If you are going to be out in the elements there, are three layers of clothing necessary to keep you dry and warm:
A base layer – This layer is to remove moisture. No matter how cold the temperature, wear a light, long-sleeved base layer next to your skin. This layer sweats better and dry faster
A mid layer – This layer is to remove moisture-either wool, polyester, or a blend of the two.
An outer layer – This layer is to protect you from the elements. This layer traps the heat. A puffy, zippered jacket with a hood coat.
These three layers work in concert for maximum warmth and stimulation.
It has been proven that winter fashion doesn’t have to be boring. It’s possible to bundle up without sacrificing the sense of style. Make it right and keep it tight. It’s the season to slay sweater dresses, a pair of chunky lace-up boots, or a pair of leggings under an oversized sweater, with knee-high boots to keep your legs warm. If you prefer dresses, a mini leather skirt can easily be paired with leggings, knee-high boots and an oversized blazer, cropped at the waist with a signature belt. Winter can be messy in Kansas City, so wear shoes with tread to avoid slipping on ice. Boots are always versatile yet important to your wardrobe. You can dress up any outfit. There are plenty of coats that will make a statement in the Winter season. The only thing you need is to accessorize with hats, gloves and scarfs.
It’s never too early to work on your winter wardrobe. Brisk winds are ahead, and it only gets colder from here. Happy Winter!!!
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Founder, How Come, How Long (HCHL)