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Every Chicagoan knows all too well the heartbreak that comes with packing up your summer favorites to be worn in cooler climes. Goodbyes are hard. This year, though, stop the sulking by perusing our collection of spring and summer dresses you can totally pull off in Chicago's notoriously cooler temps. By changing up what you wear over and under these versatile frocks, you'll basically double your wardrobe. A cool, neutral dress leaves your accessories window wide open. Break out your thinking caps (and your fall accessories), and get more life out of your clothes than you ever thought possible. A classic pair of boots, a great pair of leggings, or a layer or two might be all you need to make sure you never, ever have to say bye-bye.
Our noses are redder than a Louboutin sole, and we haven't felt our toes since October. Yep, it’s cold here in NYC. But, in Wisconsin, for example (where this editor's mother lives), it's even worse. (Meanwhile, his brother in L.A. thinks his 65-degree day is nippy.)
Winter weather may be complicated, but our read
Try as it might, a temperature drop does not always get in the way of those who love a short hem. Yes, we're opposed to frostbitten legs, but we’ve become really good at layering warm tights and tossing on high boots to help fight the chill. Because, nobody should have to give up skirts just because it's winter. read