Now, I understand that your definition of ‘bad weather’ depends on your expectations and the season. What you might consider ‘bad weather’ in summer would be just fine in winter, for example. And of course, where you live also matters. For example, being a Finn, I expect winters to be cold (as in mostly below freezing), and there might be snow and ice. I’m not saying I like it (actually I hate winter), but I can handle it.
But there is ‘bad‘ winter weather and ‘good‘ winter weather. And contrary to what you might think, ‘bad weather’ in winter often means less snow and slightly warmer temperatures. And that, of course, means not just an overcast sky and no sunshine but also sleet. No, not rain: sleet. (for those of you living in places without much of a winter: sleet is sort of a mixture of rain and snow, or wet snow. It’s unpleasant, wet, and doesn’t exactly make you want to spend time outdoors)
Anyway, this is me prepared for ‘bad‘ winter weather. And even though it looks dry, there was a lot of humidity (see how my hair curls up?) and lo and behold, we had quite a bit of sleet a couple of hours after these pictures were taken.
The point is, you need a completely different outfit for ‘bad’ winter weather. Forget wool coats; a parka is a better option. The aim is to stay dry, after all…
parka: Phase Eight / scarf: Balmuir / jeans: Next /
bag: Vivienne Westwood / shoes; Clarks
What do you consider ‘bad weather‘ in winter?
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