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Layer Up!

Posted by Melisa Wells on

I’m not the type of person who pays much attention to the weather when planning what to wear on any given day. I wear short sleeved shirts well into the winter and  jeans a few weeks into summer. I have always preferred going barefoot as much as possible and will even go outside shoeless in thirty-degree temperatures to grab the mail. I have good friends who routinely shake their heads and question my choices—with love, of course!

A few years ago, I discovered that even though the temperature outside didn’t come into play for my wardrobe selection, it was suddenly a different story for the temperature inside…my body, that is.

When I started perimenopause, suddenly I never knew how hot or cold I would be: sometimes I’m sweating for a minute and then I’m freezing the next. Those loving friends who have always thought I was just a little bit crazy for my lack of attention to the weather were the same people who gently suggested I wear layers.

I listened, because when you’re getting the same helpful tip from multiple people, it’s worth a shot. Wearing a few pieces that can be removed individually if the heat gets to me (and then, of course, put back on when I get cold again) is such a good strategy that I now recommend it myself.

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