Weather patterns have become so unpredictable that even the best meteorologists can’t always predict the weather correctly. It’s important to be prepared for the unpredictable spring weather so that you don’t get caught out in the rain with only a polyester shirt, or caught in a heat wave with a bulky sweatshirt. Here are a few tips to help you dress for an unpredictable spring.

Layers Are Your Friend

Layers are the easiest way to dress for unpredictable weather: you can wear it all if it’s cold, or take some off if its warm. Try to mix and match thin layers with heavier layers to add further versatility to your outfit. A good example would be a t-shirt under a button down shirt, and topped off with a hoodie. If its really cold outside, you could put a coat on top of that, and as the temperature rises, you have different levels of thickness to play with until you get the right amount of warmth to keep you comfortable.

Wear Merino Wool Clothing

Merino wool is one of the most versatile fabrics on the market; it has insulating properties and it is also breathable, which means that it can keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The fabric is soft and thin – much softer and thinner than traditional wool – and it has a luxurious quality and feel to it. Merino wool clothing is a great fabric to wear as a base layer because it’s both breathable and insulating, and you can layer it with merino wool sweaters to keep you even warmer, should the temperature drop.

Accessories Can Make A Big Difference

Accessories, as in hats, scarves, gloves, and other items of that nature, can make an outfit go from warm-weather-friendly to cold-weather-friendly in a snap. Scarves are a great versatile item because they can be used as fashion pieces if it is warm outside but can be transformed to keep your neck warm, and even your head and ears if it’s cooler outside.

Leggings Can Be Worn Anytime Of The Year

Leggings can be worn anytime of the year, so it doesn’t matter if the weather is unpredictable. Leggings can be dressed up or dressed down, worn alone or under a cute skirt or dress, or used as a base layer – just invest in different styles or colors of leggings and you can be ready for any weather. If you’re a guy, and are uncomfortable with the idea of wearing leggings (won’t blame you) pack a pair of long thermal underwear to wear underneath jeans, just in case you get caught out on a cold day.

It doesn’t have to be difficult to dress for unpredictable weather: the key is to have a mix of versatile pieces in your wardrobe that can be layered together easily. The weather is only getting weirder, so follow these simple steps to be fashionably ready no matter what the temperature is outside.