Many formal events take place outdoors, like weddings, funerals, or graduations. Normally, we try to keep those events inside, but if you know you’re going to spend an afternoon outdoors on a chilly day, it helps to prepare yourself. Here are a few tips on how to stay warm during an outdoor event that may keep your teeth from chattering.
Dress in Layers
One problem that many people run into is that they rely too heavily on a single heavy article of clothing, and it either makes them too hot to keep it on or too cold to remove it. When you dress in layers, you can bundle yourself up or remove a thinner layer if things get too toasty. Something to look for when you’re choosing a tuxedo is the material, as you can opt for a warmer wool option instead of something that doesn’t retain heat as well.
One of the best ways to stay warm during an outdoor event is to keep yourself hydrated. Water is always a good option, but if it’s already chilly, you may want to choose a hot drink for that instantaneous effect. Having a cup of hot tea or a similar beverage may be the thing you need when the temperature outside drops a little low.
Focus on Your Feet
Keeping your feet warm may be one of the best ways to avoid discomfort when you have to spend a lot of time outside in colder temperatures. You can bundle your feet with thicker wool socks to reduce loss of body heat or use heat pads on the inside of your shoes to keep warm. If you’re able to get up and walk around, movement keeps your blood circulating and can keep you warm. However, if you’re at a wedding or a funeral and need to stay seated, moving your toes and lightly tapping your feet helps keep you in motion.
Dianne Pajo is a writer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.