Well, 2017 is certainly off to an… interesting start. No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, I feel like we can all agree on one thing: these last few weeks have been a roller coaster to say the least. Between all the letter writing, email sending, and protesting, my weekend dance card has been decidedly busy. Fortunately in addition to all the exercise (hey, it’s not everyday you get all your steps in before noon), I’ve discovered a few things that making marching in the dead of winter more manageable (it’s hard to chant if your teeth are chattering after all):
Layers, layers, layers: As a bird boned lizard person, I have pretty much mastered the life-changing magic of layering up. This outfit? A leather jacket on top of a hoodie on top of a sweater on top of a tank top. Know what I did later? Tossed a long winter coat over the whole thing. Listen, winter is an unpredictable nightmare. One day, it can be a balmy 50 degrees and the next (or sometimes even later that same day) it’ll be an ice rink of sleet and the kind of freezing temperatures that make it hard to breathe. So unless you want to be a frozen person-cicle, it pays to make like Joey Tribiani and wear all of the clothes in Chandler’s closet.
These boots were made for walking: Selecting the right footwear is of vital importance to any march. You want to pick something that is comfortable and durable. This may sound like a no brainer, but take a moment to consider everyone you’ve ever seen wearing lightweight sneakers in a blizzard or flip flops in a rainstorm. I love booties like these because not only are they crazy broken in at this point, I can add some thicker socks if I want to (and I always want to).
Exercise your right to accessorize: Clothes may make the man, but accessories make an outfit. Scarves are great for keeping your neck warm and burying your face in when the wind blows. Hats not only trap heat, they corral a chunk of hair (not having to constantly mind your bangs gives you so much time for other activities). Gloves obviously keep your hands warm, but they protect your uber dry lizard person skin from the elements (winter always reveals the lizard person’s true nature). And while not pictured here, sunglasses are a necessity – trust me.
“Squinting gives you wrinkles and headaches” -someone’s grandma somewhere, probably.
Jacket: Target (similar)
Jeans: American Eagle
Sweater: J Crew Factory
Booties: Old Navy (in black)
Knit hat: Target (similar)
Scarf: World Market (in black)