Despite the rain, one day, spring will come around again, and I have zero idea how to dress if it's not sub-zero or around 30 degrees outside.
For example, a few weeks ago when it was around 50 or 60 degrees, I had no idea what to wear. I literally spent a half hour trying to decide how heavy of a shirt I need and if it was warm enough to go with a down vest or if a fleece was still needed. To no surprise, I overdressed and was sweating like a prostitute in church.
When the seasons change, I need the weathermen to give me more guidance when they share their excitement about warmer temperatures. Telling me, "it's a great day outside!" or "it's 20 degrees warmer than last week" doesn't help! NBC Chicago's meteorologist will say, "bring a light coat," but that is not very helpful either. Define what kind of light coat is appropriate for today! I have options!
I need the weathermen to break it down more.
For example, on an unseasonably warm day in winter (like we had a few weeks ago,) I need to hear, "it's 60 degrees in Chicago in February. It's warm enough to wear a light fleece coat with T-shirt underneath, or a long-sleeve top with down vest. Uggs are not required but sneakers are recommended."
THIS will help me plan what to wear.
Or when there is a chance of rain, they should say, "if you are leaving work on time but running a few errands, wear the wellies just in case," or "skip the wellies and bring the umbrella if you'll be home by eight."
THIS is also helpful.
Put the weather report in my language and I won't have to worry about running late or turning to Twitter to ask people what I should wear or getting my shoes soaked by rain. I may be a sheep but sticking my hand outside the window or staring at people's outfits that are walking on the street isn't the most reliable. Just give to me in girl talk.
Would anyone else like to see this on the morning news? Do you often misjudge what to wear when it's suddenly warm outside?