What to wear if forecast says 19 degrees!?

(18 Posts)
PolyesterBride Mon 06-May-13 19:43:20

A basic question I know but I'm always confused by this kind of weather. Too hot for black tights. But not hot enough for bare legs. Or is it?

Can't do long skirts, I am very short. Sometimes I put on leggings under a skirt but I always feel scruffy and if I'm wearing something too young (I am 40, leggings are cheap and bobbly). So what to wear? Do I just go for bars legs and risk shivering? Or is jeans the only answer?

What do you all wear in spring?

PolyesterBride Mon 06-May-13 19:44:15

*bare legs not bars legs!

PolyesterBride Mon 06-May-13 19:45:20

Am talking about tomoro obv - have managed to decide what to wear today by now

MarshaBrady Mon 06-May-13 19:46:23

I usually brave it with bare legs, but wear a few layers on top half to compensate. I just can't wear tights now either.

MarshaBrady Mon 06-May-13 19:47:16

That's if I'm not doing jeans of course. Then I just do skinnies, ballet flats and t. Jumper if chilly.

dexter73 Mon 06-May-13 19:47:31

I would go for bare legs.

MrsPresley Mon 06-May-13 19:49:33

Would you really be shivering in 19 degrees?

I think thats very warm.

Anyway I wear jeans or trousers all year, so no help at all grin

PolyesterBride Mon 06-May-13 19:52:01

Is it very warm? I have no clue.

Right it looks like its going to be bare legs then. Legs that have not seen light since last year!

YoniOno Mon 06-May-13 19:57:09

This is my favourite sort of weather to dress for - not too hot, but not cold! Cropped trousers, a tee and ballerinas and a good handbag - easy peasy dressing smile

PolyesterBride Mon 06-May-13 20:14:30

Can short people wear cropped trousers? My sister (5'10") says not. I am wondering if narrow ones are ok, but baggy ones aren't. (I am 5'2").

YoniOno Mon 06-May-13 20:33:51

Baggy cropped trousers are not ok on anyone ever! shock

badguider Mon 06-May-13 20:37:02

ankle-length cotton khakis... and bare feet and sandals. with a light and cool top.

badguider Mon 06-May-13 20:38:10

i'd be warm enough in bare legs at 19deg but i don't really do bare legs except weekends and on holiday.

3/4 length jeggings with a comfy top and flats (I'm 5'2" --and 3/4--)

Hopefully Mon 06-May-13 20:40:37

I do bare legs and a sweater/scarf. Easier to add layers on the top than the bottom half!

PolyesterBride Mon 06-May-13 20:55:24

Yes, maybe I need some of those khakis type trousers. The ones with the little turn ups at the bottom. But again, can short people wear these things? Like these: m.dorothyperkins.com/mt/www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=1&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33053&storeId=12552&productId=4545653&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208657&parent_categoryId=208600&pageSize=20&refinements=category~[261042|208657]&noOfRefinements=1

badguider Mon 06-May-13 21:00:15

I'd say that shape of trouser is perfect for short people - less swamping than baggy trousers... ankle length makes you look taller.

YoniOno Mon 06-May-13 21:39:26

Or look at Gap slim cropped trousers, lots of different colours and patterns - same price as the DP ones but pure cotton with a little Elastane, really flattering cut. Boden's 'bistro crop' also good. The simpler the better IMO, as another poster said add layers to top half if you get chilly.

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