Today was the day I decided to break out booties and a sweater. It’s still warm in Dallas, but it’s absolutely freezing indoors! I know I’m not alone in the struggle to decide what to wear when it’s warm outside, but chilly inside. I read somewhere that, often, the AC is set so a man in a full suit would be comfortable. This would explain why I’m always cold inside.
If you can relate to this, fear not! I have some easy tips to help take away the chill:
- Be prepared: It may sound obvious, but bringing a jacket or a sweater is the easiest way to combat the indoor chill. If you don’t want to crowd your bag, keep a sweater or jacket at your desk or in your car. Then, you won’t have to remember to bring one with you.
- Layers: This goes along with my first point, but dressing in layers is important. My sweater today is rather thin. This will be great for walking to and from class. Just push up my sleeves and I’m good to go. When I get to class, can push down my sleeves and drape my denim jacket over my shoulders.
- Hot beverages: Your latte isn’t just a delicious treat, it’s a great way to warm up! I’ve been known to high-tail it to the nearest coffee shop for a latte during work when I’m shivering at my desk. Drinking that hot beverage is perhaps the tastiest way to combat the air conditioning.
Above all, preparation is key. I always joke that I have everything in my Mary Poppins bag (stylish alternatives here and here): chargers, snacks, sunglasses, headphones, and a jacket. I always assume that I’ll need a jacket, regardless of where I’m going. Wearing a short sleeve top or a thin sweater underneath ensures you won’t get overheated when you’re outdoors. The next time you’re running out the door, don’t forget your jacket!