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Hello and welcome to this article about what to wear in 60 degree weather! As anyone who’s ever experienced it can attest, the temperature is quite mild. It isn’t too hot, so you don’t have to worry about sweating profusely, but also not cold enough that you need a hat or a coat. Not only does it feel great on your body temperature-wise, but it also means that you can dress with more fun and whimsy than during colder months!
Unsurprisingly, 60 degree weather is characterized by sunlight. This means that you’ll be dealing with the sun shining directly on your skin throughout the day—a gorgeous experience! However, since there are no clouds to provide shade from the sun’s potentially harmful rays, it’s important to take precautions (namely sunscreen) if you want to stay out all day. If you opt for an outdoor activity like jogging or biking (and aren’t already covered in tattoos), then be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen as well; even though this type of weather is mild, UV rays can still damage your skin and cause cancer.
If you plan on dressing casually for 60 degree weather—which we would recommend—be sure to bring along some sunglasses and maybe a baseball cap or visor if there’s any chance of rain. You’ll definitely want some extra comfy shoes if you plan on being outdoors much; flip flops are perfect for walking around town without having blisters develop after just a few minutes!
Dress in layers.
When we step outside, the temperature drops drastically. If you weren’t prepared for it, you’ll be miserable for the rest of the day. If you are wearing a shirt that does not fit properly and get too hot, you will sweat profusely. If your sweater is bulky and traps heat, it will seem like more layers are needed to stay warm. And if your pants are too light, they won’t keep out the cold air and wind as well as they should.
To avoid feeling cold in these weather conditions, look for a layered outfit that consists of one or two thick sweaters with a thin layer underneath. The same concept applies to pants—if they are made from thin fabric and lack insulation, this type of clothing will only make you feel colder than necessary. I have worn sweatshirts under my jacket every time I step outside into 45 degree Fahrenheit weather because this is what makes me most comfortable in my clothes when it’s cold out (and yes, I do own an actual fur coat).
Don’t be afraid of linens and thin cottons.
In the morning, a cotton shirt on an outside balcony can make you cool enough to have coffee (or hot chocolate), but after a few hours, even that won’t be enough. You’ll need another layer, but you can’t just take off the first one and put on the next because they’re both made of the same fabric. The solution is to get two different fabrics that are appropriate for your circumstances: one for warm weather and one for cool weather.
Warm-weather fabrics usually feel like very thin gauze or terry cloths. This material is light and easily breathable, so it’s great for warm days when you want to stay cool without overheating your body. When you’re going into work this doesn’t matter as much as when you’re going out—you should still invest in a layer that will protect against harmful UV rays while still being lightweight enough to not feel bulky on your skin.
Cool-weather fabrics are made of more delicate materials such as silk or linen. They tend to be more tailored and form fitting than their warm-weather counterparts, creating a sharp silhouette that emphasizes your curves rather than hiding them away in folds of fabric. When temperatures are milder, this makes sense because exposing skin isn’t necessary—it’s often enough just to cover up with clothing already made from these thinner materials. But when temperatures drop too low—when it’s definitely time to bring out your thickest wool sweater over jeans—it makes sense to bring out these lighter layers too so that you aren’t weighed down by multiple layers of clothing all at once when there’s no need for it.
Wear a denim jacket or chambray shirt.
Whether it’s for a job interview or just the dreaded first day of school, the desert of summer is a great time to perfect your laid-back, yet polished look. A denim jacket can make any shirt feel more casual and comfortable than it would on its own, while giving you an extra layer from the sun.
There are many different ways to pair one with your outfit: try a chambray shirt under a denim jacket for effortless cool; match a striped shirt with either a denim jacket or white cotton button-down; throw on a floral shirt over both; or wear an oversized cotton dress over either one. The options are limitless! And we’re here to show you how to wear them all.
Invest in a lightweight trench coat.
In order to look good in 60 degree weather, make sure you invest in a lightweight trench coat. A trench coat is an essential must-have for any season. A trench coat can be worn with just about any outfit, and it’s an item that will never go out of style. There are different materials you can buy the trench coat in, like cotton or silk, so you can find one that is more lightweight if the 60 degree weather isn’t too cold yet.
What’s great about a lightweight trench coat is that it may look nice when you wear it, but it won’t get too hot. You’ll stay warm without getting sweaty or stuffy because of your clothes. This will help maintain your energy as well as keep you looking on point for work or school. Plus, this timeless classic wears well with anything from casual outfits to business attire!
Keep a sweater dress handy.
When the weather starts to heat up, it’s easy to gravitate toward outfits that allow you to stay cool and avoid sweltering in uncomfortable humidity. Sweater dresses are a great option for this kind of weather, both because they’re comfy and lightweight, but also because they have enough versatility to carry you through a variety of occasions. They can be dressed up or down depending on the event—they can even be paired with sandals or sneakers if you prefer! Whatever your style is and however your wardrobe is put together, sweater dresses are an affordable way to add another layer without feeling like bumping up against your budget.
Wear white jeans whenever possible.
When winter gives way to spring and summer is right around the corner, you might start to wonder what you can wear that will make the transition easy. One of the easiest answers is white jeans! Pair with a light sweater in a complementary color, or layer with a long white button up shirt for an added bit of class. For an even more polished look, throw on a blazer or vest. The ultimate versatility of white jeans lets you get as dressed up or casual as your heart desires.
A linen blazer is a good idea.
If you’re planning a trip to warmer climates this fall, it’s important to keep in mind everything you’ll need to dress appropriately. While nearly everyone can agree that bathing suits are an essential component of any warm-weather ensemble, your options for tops and bottoms are significantly more varied.
What does this mean for you? It means that before you pack up for your trip south, be sure your wardrobe packs plenty of versatility into its various layers—especially if it’s cold where you come from!
One way to do this is with a versatile go-to piece like the linen blazer. An investment worth making, the linen blazer can be worn over clothes or on its own. Linen is considered by most cultures as a symbol of prosperity and luxury—and just with some wear and tear, the sturdy fabric will feel like an old friend spoiling you with comfort.
Break out the culottes.
Let’s be honest: culottes are a great alternative to skirts, but they’re also the transitional piece you’ve been looking for. A kind of elegant/casual hybrid between two other pieces, culottes are the perfect choice for 60 degree weather. They’re breezy enough to stay cool on a warm day, sharp enough for a casual office environment, and generally just good for showing off how much your legs have improved over the winter.
Culottes can seem like an odd choice to those unaccustomed to them—they did to me when I first got a pair last year and felt kind of silly wearing them—but after getting used to attention they drew I was sold and now they’re one of my most worn items in my wardrobe.
Chambray button down shirts are perfect for layering.
If you’re afraid of commitment, chambray button-downs are here for you. Much like a boyfriend or girlfriend who’s great to hang with but doesn’t want to get married, this shirt is there when you need it and gone when you don’t. This versatile layering piece can be worn in a variety of ways, including under any outerwear (jackets, coats) or on top of a T-shirt depending on the temperature. Though chambray has so much potential, many people are reluctant to buy one because they think it’s too hot for the warmer months. Don’t worry! That’s like saying that all relationships need to last forever because there’s no such thing as long-distance relationships. You wouldn’t rule out love just because your partner lives far away—nor should you rule out getting a chambray because it might be too hot outside today.
With that in mind, let’s look at the best ways to wear your chambray shirt in 60 degree weather:
- Layering option 1: Dress up your shorts or jeans by adding a simple white T-shirt underneath your light blue dress shirt and slimming down the look with khaki chinos. Add some black lace-up shoes for an elevated look that will also keep you cool during these warmer months!
- Layering option 2: When your sweetheart asks you to go sailing on Lake Ontario during sunset (who wouldn’t want that?!), make sure not to forget about layering up properly! While it can still be 70 degrees by 11 AM, fall breezes at dusk may make temps dip into the 50s later on in the day—ideal weather for wearing a royal blue dress shirt underneath a darker grey cardigan while nautical stripes patterned after waves decorate both pieces and add texture against the dullness of denim jeans and black leather boat shoes. Be sure not to wear anything yellow while boating though; safety first!
These key wardrobe pieces will get you through spring’s 60-degree weather with ease.
- Cardigan—Thin and lightweight, cardigans are the perfect way to stay warm in blustery spring weather. With a mix of solid and patterned varieties, you’ll be able to build up your wardrobe with this versatile item.
- Tank Top—When the temperature rises above 60 degrees, it’s time to ditch the sweater for a cotton tank top. Like sweaters, they can be worn over or under shirts but also comfortably on their own. There are many other ways to layer them as well if your torso is chilly.
- Scarf—Just like sweaters and tank tops, scarves make an excellent layering piece in 60 degree weather. You can wear them as neckwear with button-up shirts or pull them up over your nose when temperatures drop after sunset. There’s no reason not to have at least two in your closet at any given time!
It’s no secret that summer is the time for fun, but it’s also important to make sure you’re dressed for the occasion. For this guide, we’ll take a look at what to wear in 60 degree weather, because let’s be real—anything colder or hotter than that is just too hot or cold. If you’re living in an area where temperatures hover around 60 degrees, then this section is for you.