Lovely poetrymyescapefromreality5 asks:
Usually when winter hits, I hide in jeans. But when the really cold weather hits, it seems to go right through my jeans – what do you do when that happens?
I moved to Texas to try and escape the Midwestern cold, but apparently it gets pretty chilly here, too! Luckily I didn’t donate my essential pieces for making jeans warmer: long underwear and thick tights.
Of the two, I would highly advise going for the long undies. Yeah, they’re a mountain man accessory. And, yes, they’ll probably make you look chubbier when worn under clothing. But when you’re walking down the street in a blizzard you’ll be thankful, and everyone else will be trying so hard to stay warm they won’t even notice. Also, when worn in for a few years, long underwear get so soft and comfy. It’s like wearing secret pajamas to work.
Speaking of pajamas: sleep with your long underwear balled up under your blankets. When you wake up to the cold winter morning, you can just change into your already-toasty underthings beneath the covers!
If you just can’t be sold on long underwear, opt for some thick tights. Wool is going to be your best bet here, if you can handle it under your jeans all day. Plus, tights are more versatile, and can be worn under a skirt in slightly warmer weather.
One last point: make sure your jeans, or at least your long undies/tights, ride nice and high on your waistline. It’s awfully miserable to have icy winds blow up under your top while walking.
Readers, do you have any additional advice for this poor Popsicle?
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