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Dressing for 50 degree weather is no easy feat. The temperature could be cold, but the sun might be shining, or it could be sunny and breezy. One minute you’ve got your hat and scarf on to keep warm, the next you’re drenched in sweat from the building heat of the sunbeams hitting your face. Before you know it, you find yourself tearing off layers at an alarming rate.
Learning how to dress for this tricky temperature is something that definitely takes practice. You’ll need to figure out what clothing items work best for different situations and how you can use them in coordination with one another so that neither boiling nor freezing is a concern—but once you’ve mastered layering and other techniques for dressing to stay cool or warm as needed, dressing for 50 degree weather will become easier than ever before!
Jeans and a Blazer
Good news: The weather has finally reached a temperature low enough where you can wear jeans and a blazer in one outfit. You don’t need to wait until it is cold enough to wear all of your cute sweaters or winter jackets.
Pair this outfit with the jacket open, and as the temperature drops, layer on a turtleneck underneath (or go for a thin sweater). You can even add a scarf if you need more warmth.
Layers of Sweaters
Layering is the key to staying warm and looking cute in 50 degree weather! Remember that you can always take off a layer if you get too hot. Try not to wear a sweater that is too heavy or bulky, as it will be annoying to carry around when you inevitably overheat during that afternoon walk. Pick a lightweight sweater you can wear for multiple days without washing—it’ll come in handy on your 50-degree vacation!
The leather jacket is one of the most iconic and versatile pieces you can have in your wardrobe. The best leather jackets are slim fitting, but not too tight. They should end at the hip, not above or below it; if they come down to your knees, you might as well be wearing a trench coat. A good stain-resistant leather will last for years and become more comfortable as it ages. Don’t pick up a heavy leather jacket; instead get something that is just heavy enough to keep you warm on a chilly spring day and can be layered under other articles of clothing when it gets colder
Leather jackets are great because they look great with everything from button downs to sweatshirts. You can wear them with jeans or dress pants and they will always look sharp. They also make great weekend wear because they are casual, but still stylish enough to wear out on the town!
If you want something even more casual than jeans or dress pants and don’t mind being outside in shorts/t-shirts during warm months then try jeans with no shirt underneath (just make sure your jacket doesn’t hang too low).
Flannel Shirt and Shorts
Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you need to give up on the idea of wearing shorts. You can wear them with a t-shirt, but a flannel shirt is a better choice. Wearing shorts and a flannel shirt together is one of the best ways to dress for fifty degree weather.
A flannel shirt is made from soft fabric that feels wonderful against your skin. It also provides more warmth than you would get from wearing just a t-shirt. But how does this combination work? Well, what if we told you that there are different types of flannel shirts? Some are designed to be used as an outer layer, while others are meant to be worn under something else instead. You can find both options at many stores near me!
Well, it’s still cold outside, so we have to keep things light. Our goal is to make sure our 50-degree weather doesn’t feel like a slap in the face. We’re going for a look that’s as warm and as lightweight as possible, but also not a total fashion risk. The best way to do that is with some of our season’s most versatile pieces of clothing: turtlenecks and wool sweaters.
Wool has long been one of the kingpins of warmth-enhancing garments, so it only makes sense that the puffer jacket would be such an integral part of the winter wardrobe—especially since it looks great on dudes too. In fact, there are plenty of good reasons why a guy should get his hands on one:
It keeps you warmer than normal hoodies (even when wet) It blocks out wind Well-made puffer jackets can last for years and are incredibly durable It looks awesome It can be worn with practically any kind of pants or shorts without looking like you’re trying too hard
The puffer jacket is best suited for cool days when temperatures hover around 50 degrees and cold rain showers may become a problem. For cooler days, we recommend layering up with wool sweaters and glovers (a thin undershirt). To ward off fine misting rains in more severe conditions, wear waterproof boots or leather shoes (your choice).
Puffer Jacket or Parka
LAYER UP: GETTING WARM AND STAYING WARM
Depending on where you live, 50°F (10°C) can feel chilly or mild, so it is best to layer up and carry a few items that will help regulate your body temperature.
- Parka or puffer jacket
- Leather jacket, blazer, or cardigan
- Pair of leggings and shorts if you are comfortable wearing them underneath your pants or jeans
- Jeans or chinos — the right fabrics will keep you warm without making you sweaty. Try denim, wool, or thick cotton
- Boots — Ankle-high boots with a low heel will protect your feet while keeping them warm. Avoid wearing heels if it is going to be windy outside. Sneakers will not keep your feet as warm as boots
- Beanie, scarf and gloves — Fabric like merino wool keeps heat in while keeping moisture away from your body. Stay away from cotton since it becomes cold when wet
Leather Pants With Boots
The leather pants with boots option is a seemingly daring choice, but it actually works. You have to wear leather pants that are fairly skinny, so they aren’t too hot or bulky underneath your boots. A pair of tall black leather or suede boots is a great way to class up the outfit and stay warm at the same time. Don’t wear anything too long overtop, or you’ll lose any shape your legs have underneath all the fabric. Keep it short, keep it fitted and always wear a jacket (unless you’re on a motorcycle).
When it starts to dip into the 50s, it’s time to layer up. The simplest combo to rock? Wear a lightweight turtleneck under a blazer, with your favorite jeans and ankle boots.
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With a lightweight turtleneck under a blazer, you can wear your favorite jeans and ankle boots, and you won’t even need to carry a coat.
Wear this outfit with your favorite accessories, such as sunglasses and jewelry. A hat looks great too.
This style is on trend right now so it will make you look fashionable while keeping you warm at the same time.