Easter Sunday Best: Tips For Dressing For Unpredictable Weather
Easter has long been recognized as the unofficial start of the spring apparel season and buying new clothes is a big part of the holiday. The movie "Easter Parade" and songs about the Easter bonnet cemented the connection in the American psyche. With the Big Game behind us, it's time to put away our NFL jackets and put on faux leather jackets in soft pastels. But dressing for Easter has always been tricky because of the notoriously unpredictable weather of early spring.
Layering Is Your Friend
The #1 rule in dressing for unpredictable weather is to dress in layers. Layering lets you take off or add on pieces throughout the day in response to precipitation or changes in the temperature. A practical way to be ready for whatever nature throws your way is to dress in 3 layers: a base layer, an insulating layer and an outer shell.
A good base layer for Easter would be a pretty floral dress in bright spring colors. Top it with an insulating layer of a light blazer for a tailored look or a cardigan sweater for a more casual image. Finish off your Easter outfit with an outer shell: a raincoat or jacket that offers protection in case of rain or penetrating winds.
Accessorize For Color And Functionality
Brighten your look with accessories. Shop for a statement bag that will add a pop of color and carry all the layering pieces that you'll be shedding. A sturdy canvas tote will do, but a genuine leather bag would be so much better. Hunt for a colorful scarf that goes with your outfit in a light cotton, gauze or silk. It's perfect for adding warmth when there's a chill in the air and a stylish touch no matter the weather. Check out this helpful video on 25 ways to tie a scarf.
If you wear a hat just once a year, let it be on Easter. Not only is it a polished finishing touch for your outfit, but it will also hide your hair if it starts to rain and you're suddenly faced with a drooping hairdo or an uncontrollable mass of frizz. And while we're talking about rain, don't forget that spring is the rainiest, wettest season of the year, so be sure to slip a stylish umbrella that complements your outfit into your bag.
Tiptoe Through The Tulips, Not The Snowdrifts
Let's hope so! While there's still the possibility of snow on Easter in some parts of the country, you really don't want to have to wear snow boots with your Easter finery. It spoils the look. As a consequence, you may find yourself trudging through the snow in your dress pumps. Make sure to weatherproof those shoes ahead of time so they won't get ruined. Or better yet, if snow is in the forecast, invest in a pair of fashionable rain boots that can be worn for years to come and carry your good shoes in your handy bag until you get indoors.