I’m from Europe, and the biggest problem I face when in the U.S. is the big difference between the temperature outside and the freezing, air-conditioned rooms inside. ( I usually travel to New York, Washington, DC and Miami in spring/summer).
I’m not used to that, and I don’t know how to dress for that. Usually, I end up with a chunky, fleece sweater or my coat over my business outfit in the rooms, and socks! Then I take that all off again on the way out!
How do you keep elegant with that large change in temperature? Laura
Great question because that is a real problem for me too. I have been to many conferences in the last year and have always taken a big cashmere wrap with me.
Here’s me in my signature coral one, but I also have a red wrap as well as a leopard wrap that I wear all the time.
These wraps are lightweight, chic, and they keep you really warm. I love wearing them on airplanes, in conference rooms and when I’m out for dinner on a patio in the evening.
My new favorite cashmere wrap is this one from @HammacherSchlemmer. It’s light, large and washable!
As for socks, well in conference rooms, I just wear closed-toe shoes to keep my feet warm and always carry nude pantyhose in case my legs get too chilly when I am wearing a dress.
If it’s day 2 of a conference and I know the room will be cold, I often wear pants and carry some knee-highs or trouser socks in my purse to wear with my closed-toe shoes if need be.
There’s nothing worse than shivering all when you are trying to enjoy a conference.
Does anyone else have any suggestions for how they keep warm? If so, please let me know.