How to Properly Dress in Layers
Here are some tips to help you keep warm, but have the ability to not be uncomfortable as the temperatures rise throughout the day.
We have all heard it, the best way to dress for the weather is in layers. But what does that even mean? Patch has put together some tips on how you can get through the don't-like-the-weather-wait-an-hour Chicagoland reality.
When experts say to dress in layers, they ideally mean layers that serve specific purposes. According to weather.com, the first layer, closest to your skin, should serve to move moisture away.
"This means the fibers will wick (move) moisture away from your skin and pass it through the fabric so it will evaporate," weather.com states. "This keeps you warm, dry and comfortable.
You should look for synthetic or polyester fibers or as a natural alternative, silk.
The second layer should serve to insulate. Sweaters, sweatshirts and the like fall into this layer. Fleece and wool are suggested layers.
The last layer is called the protection layer. This layer includes jackets or snow pants. In most weather, a jacket is sufficient, but those involved in winter sports, for example, should have a protection layer on the bottom half.
For more tips on how to layer the right way and still look stylish, click here.