College Boy Caught a Cold!

Since my college boy came home this weekend with a cold I decided to print off my “Dress for the Weather” blog for him. When I looked it up, I was amazed to see that I posted it almost two years ago. I decided to just post it again.

It amazes me when I see a teen in a tee-shirt and hooded sweatshirt in twenty degree weather.  Then they come in the house and wrap up in blankets to try to warm back up.

I like to keep the thermostat on sixty-eight degrees during the day and sixty-five at night. I only have one thing to say to them…dress for the weather!

Dressing for the Weather in Layers

 

Over 80 Degrees – Sandals

Sleeveless Shirt & Shorts/Skirt (or)

Sleeveless Dress

70-79 Degrees – Sandals

Short Sleeves & Shorts/Skirt (or)

Short Sleeved Dress

60-69 Degrees – Closed Toe Shoes, Light-weight Socks

Short Sleeves & Light-weight Pants (or)

Short Sleeved Dress & Pantyhose (or)

Short Sleeved Shirt, Skirt & Pantyhose

50-59 Degrees – Closed Toe Shoes, Light-weight Socks

Long Sleeved Shirt & Light-weight Pants (or)

Long Sleeved Dress & Pantyhose (or)

Short Sleeved Shirt with a Jacket & Pants or Skirt/Pantyhose

Outerwear: Light-weight Jacket

40-49 Degrees – Closed Toe Shoes & Medium-weight Socks

Long Sleeved Shirt under Short Sleeved Shirt & Jeans/Warm Pants/Skirt & Tights (or)

Two Long Sleeved Shirts & Jeans/Warm Pants/ Skirt & Tights (or)

Example: Long sleeved crew neck under a long-sleeved V-neck shirt or Long sleeved button down shirt under a V-neck shirt.

Long Sleeved Shirt with Jacket & Jeans/Warm Pants/ Skirt & Tights (or)

Long Sleeved Dress with Jacket & Tights

Outerwear: Coat, Hat, Gloves

 

30-39 Degrees – Closed Toe Shoes & Medium-weight Socks

Sweater/Sweatshirt & Jeans/Warm Pants/Skirt & Tights (or)

Two Long Sleeved Shirts under a Short Sleeved Shirt & Jeans/Warm Pants/Skirt & Tights

Example: Long sleeved button down shirt over a turtleneck shirt and under a V-Neck Tee Shirt or A Turtleneck under a long-sleeved crew neck under a V-Neck tee.

Outerwear: Winter Coat, Hat & Gloves

20-29 Degrees – Closed Toe Shoes & Heavy Socks

Sweater/Sweatshirt over a Long Sleeved Shirt & Jeans/Warm Pants (or)

Two Long Sleeved Shirts over a Turtleneck & Jeans/Warm Pants

Outerwear: Winter Coat, Hat, Scarf, Gloves, Boots (Carry your shoes)

10-19 Degrees – Closed Toe Shoes and Heavy Socks

Sweater/Sweatshirt over Turtleneck, Long John Shirt & Long John Pants under Jeans/Warm Pants (or)

Two Long Sleeved Shirts over a Turtleneck and Long John Shirt

& Long John Pants under Jeans/Warm Pants

Outerwear: Winter Coat, Hat, Scarf, Gloves, Boots (Carry Your Shoes)

10 Degrees and Below – Closed Toe Shoes and Heavy Socks

Sweater/Sweatshirt over Turtleneck & Long John Shirt  under Jacket

& Long John Pants under Jeans/Warm Pants (or)

Two Long Sleeved Shirts (Crew neck, V-Neck, or Button Down) over a Turtleneck and Long John Shirt under Jacket

& Long John Pants under Jeans/Warm Pants

Outerwear: Winter Coat (Coveralls), Hat (Face Mask), Scarf, Gloves, Boots. (Take Extra socks & Gloves)

(You can always remove a layer if it warms up more than expected.)

Note: Clothes made with breathable polypropylene, (i.e. Under Armour, Dri-Fit, ClimaLite, Drylete, Vapor Dry, Technifine or Cool Max), should only be worn for exercising outdoors, shoveling snow, etc. If you wear it for normal indoor activities it will transfer any sweat to the next layer, which is very unattractive!

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