If you've got a busy weekend ahead of you, with several places to be, that happen to be one right after the other, pay attention - this post is for you.
One of my friends gave me the idea to do a few posts on "transitional dressing." Not winter to spring, or summer to fall (although I could definitely do some of those, if you're interested), but this is more of a "when you're running around and don't have time to change, but you've got to be somewhere, wearing something different than what you left the house in."
Sometimes that's the gym to brunch, or brunch to gym, or errands to lunch, or pedicures to dinner.
Or, perhaps, dogsledding to lunch...
I went dogsledding with my family a few weeks ago (this was my 3rd time going). And, you guys, if you ever have the opportunity, GO! It's such a rush - you're on a sled, pulled by a team of running dogs, the air is crisp and the snow is bright. You can pretend you're competing in a dogsled race on the frozen tundra, the wind in your hair, the dogs smiling as they run...
If you DO go dogsledding, dress warmly - you'll be in the snow, cruising right along, but you'll also be running and helping to push the sled.
I dressed like I was going skiing, with a few minor substitutions: long underwear/cold weather running gear (long sleeve technical shirt + running tights/leggings) as a base layer; warm technical-fabric sweatshirt; snow pants & ski jacket; mittens, a neck "gator," hat or headband, and warm snow boots, instead of stiff ski boots.
I chose my under layers knowing that I would be heading out to lunch after the dogsledding adventure...
I ditched the sweatshirt, snow pants and jacket, neck "gator" and mittens. I added a buffalo plaid shirt over my long sleeve technical shirt that was my base layer, added a scarf over top, and swapped my hat for a solid black fleece one with a pom-pom on top. Those leggings are ones I wear running, and also the ones I wore under my snow pants while dog sledding (and skiing the next day).
I changed my whole look, in the parking lot of a brewery, without ever baring skin. Keeping my base items the same, and making sure they weren't sheer, see-through, or wildly inappropriate or skin-baring, I was able to easily step out of my snow pants and ski jacket and don a new layer.
And if your base items are basic enough (black, gray, easily matching what you're going to wear next), you can easily dress them up, down, in, out, or under just about anything you might need to don to make it to your next "appointment,"
However, if a quick deck-change isn't an option, there's always changing in the car, or ducking into a restroom. More on that later...
Ever end up running from place to place and need to change up your outfit on the go?
How do you make it work?
ski jacket: Anakie
snow pants: Sniagrab. in high school...
sweatshirt: 2013 Denver Hot Chocolate 15k
snowboots: SOREL via JAX
neck gator: gift
gray beanie: Sniagrab. in high school...
sunglasses: Target Mens' section
buffalo plaid button up: Kohl's
scarf: c/o Aéropostale
running leggings/tights: TJ Maxx
snow boots: SOREL via JAX
black beanie with a pom-pom: Old Navy