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Your Guide To Dressing For The Most Confusing Temperatures

I’ve finally figured out the right wardrobes for 40-to-65 degree-weather…I think.

I’ve been living up north for nearly three years now, and I absolutely love it, but one of the main struggles I’ve had is that I just have absolutely no idea what to wear half the time I am going outside. Sure, it’s easy when it’s in the 30s and below, or in the 70s and up, but I’m talking about those in-between temperatures that have regularly confused me to no end. After countless guessing and checking (and taking photos of my outfits that I caption with the temperature and my thoughts on how comfortable I am), I might have finally figured out exactly what to wear in weather ranging from 40 to 65 degrees. In a nutshell, here are my conclusions:

1. 40 to 45 degrees and sunny

For this weather, I wear some kind of coat that isn’t your heavy-duty winter one. Underneath, I sport a lightweight long-sleeve top, and leggings or jeans, but steer clear of ultra-ripped ones.

2. 40 to 45 degrees and cloudy

It’s time to bring out the look that is one step away from your winter garb. Grab your second-warmest coat and pair it with a thick long-sleeve top or lightweight sweater, or wear a super thin sweater underneath your warmest jacket. Leggings are definitely the move, and it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world for you to have a beanie on standby.

3. 46 to 52 degrees and sunny

To stay cozy in this brisk temperature, slip on a normal-to-thick sweater and a warm jacket that you’ll want to zip up. If there’s no wind, you might be able to get away with ripped jeans, but of course there’s always leggings, too.

4. 46 to 52 degrees and cloudy

Wear the jacket that comes just before you’d pull out any kind of coat from your closet. I would air on the side of caution by styling it with a thick sweater, but if you don’t get cold easily, you could probably just wear that jacket with a lightweight top and maybe a vest. I wouldn’t say this weather is ripped-jeans-friendly, yet, but hey, it’s your call.

5. 53 to 59 degrees and sunny

This is where you can have the most fun! You can wear a sweater and a vest, a warm long-sleeve and a poncho, any kind of top and a somewhat-warm jacket – it’s all about trading off the weights of your layers to create a snug balance. Opt for any kind of bottoms that will cover your legs, whether it be pants, ripped or non-ripped jeans, a skirt and tights, etc., and you will be good to go.

6. 53 to 59 degrees and cloudy

To me, this is pretty similar to the 53 to 59 degrees on a sunny day. Basically, stick to its sunny-weather counterpart’s directions, but tip the balance of your layers to a slightly warmer side.

7. 60 to 65 and sunny

No matter what you wear in this weather, it’s hard to go wrong – you’re pretty much guaranteed to be at least somewhat comfortable. Rock a t-shirt, long-sleeve or a flannel, but have an extra layer handy just in case. As for bottoms, anything is fair game.

8. 60 to 65 degrees and cloudy

I’d say same as everything in the suggestions above, except you’re definitely going to want to have that extra layer – doesn’t have to be thick, just something to keep you comfortable without the sun’s warmth.

Oh and pro tip: if it’s windy, increase the warmth of your layers everywhere.

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10 Reasons The ‘Nike Shorts And A T-Shirt’ Outfit Is Undefeated

A go-to outfit anytime of the year!!


Every girl LOVES a good t-shirt and Nike shorts outfit. We all have that one fit that is our go to, no matter the weather. Here are 10 reasons that this outfit is undefeated.

1. You can wear it whenever

If it's hot, humid, cold, or raining, catch me in shorts and a t-shirt. The outfit is so versatile.

2. It’s easy

No need to stress about picking out an outfit the night before, just go with your favorite fit.

3. Affordable

Ok yeah, the shorts may be a little expensive, but if you have a boyfriend, hello free t-shirts. And if you don't have a boyfriend, check out Goodwill or the sale section at your favorite store.

4. You can rewear it and no one will care

Trust me no one will judge you if you wear the same outfit once or twice a week. Honestly, when it's warm out I wear the same shorts and t-shirt outfit once a week. We all do this, so it's nbd.

5. You can dress it up

Yes, it is possible to dress up such a simple outfit. Throw on some hoops and cute bracelets. There, go cute, simple, and took no time at all.

6. You can wear it to bed and class

Talk about versatile. You can go to bed in what you want to wear the next day. Let me sleep in as much as possible, please!!

7. Comfy

This is hands down the comfiest outfit you could ever wear. Oversized t-shirt and shorts, it just sounds comfy.

8. Easiest clothes to put on

Literally it takes .5 seconds to put on shorts and a t-shirt. Get ready in less than a minute.

9. Shows a lot about you

This outfit may be, and comfy, but it can actually show a lot about you. It can show where you've traveled, if you're in a sorority, play sports, etc. There's a lot of personality in that one shirt.

10. Maybe you’ll workout??

We all have those thoughts when we put on our shorts and a t-shirt, like eh maybe I'll go workout today since I dressed for it.

Writing this article has made me want to go shopping...catch me at Nike!! I hope you feel more comfortable to wear your Nike shorts and t-shirt outfit all day everyday!!

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