How can you continue your exercise outdoors despite the colder temperatures?
As a former outdoor education instructor, I know a lot about layering and wearing the right fabrics. As a stylist, I’ll be sure you’ll look good doing it!
Plus, it’s a great way to buoy your mood and fight any anxiety you might be feeling during these challenging times.
- Base Layer. When exercising outdoors, the most important thing is to have a wicking layer next to your body so that you stay dry and warm. For my walkers, I’ve got a crew neck base layer, since the fleece layer is a funnel neck. For my runners, I’ve chosen a wool half-zip for warmth on the neck and body since the next layer is just a windbreaker.
- Weather Protection. When you’re walking, you need to stay warm, so a fleece layer plus a shell or insulated coat for protection from the wind, rain or snow is the way to go. When you’re running, you want to start out feeling a little chilly, so that when you warm up, you don’t need to strip layers, so a windbreaker is just right. Add a hat and gloves depending on the temps.
- Leggings/Tights. The key to getting outside in the Winter is changing up your leggings to fleece-lined ones. These are so cozy and feel great going on!