Last Saturday, Johnny and I headed with some friends to New York City for the day. I know how to look chic for a day spent walking in 70 degree weather, but in 10 degree weather the situation changes. It's about form over function.
I live the life of a suburban girl, which means that upon leaving the house each morning I bundle up to brave the elements before reaching my warmed up car, and then face them again before entering my warm office. I change out of winter boots and hang up my thick jacket and I have my stylish layers underneath, untainted by the weather. A trip we took to the city last December taught me the hard way, there is a time to be cute and a time to be practical, and the snowy season in NY is no time to be cute.
Johnny's family in Long Island often mentions that the temperatures are colder in Albany. A true fact. What they lack in temperature they make up for in wind. I wore my fleece lined leggings ( have you discovered these things yet?!) under a pair of jeans, and layered a knit sweater under my ski jacket. I was feeling a bit puffy, but I stayed warm all day. My first day back to the office I was greeted by a broken heating system. I froze all day and couldn't help wishing I had kept my 'city walking' outfit handy for my 'suburban job'. Maybe in 10 degree weather it is never about function over form.