Planning a move is both exciting and stressful. While you prepare to embark on a new adventure to start a new life, you also have to deal with transportation, moving companies, finding a home or an apartment, packing up your whole life, and saying goodbye to friends and family.
In all the buzz of moving, it’s easy to overlook what to wear on your big day. You’ll want to be comfortable in an outfit that’s easy to throw on, low maintenance, and durable enough for a whole day’s worth of activity, or maybe even two!
These outfits are perfect for your moving day, whether you’re moving during a frigid winter weekend or a hot summer day, or from hot to cold or vice versa.
A Cold Weather Move
Being out in the cold isn’t exactly everyone’s idea of fun, especially if you’re outside all day hauling furniture, clothes and other personal belongings. While a winter move may not top everyone’s lists for the best times to re-locate, it’s certainly doable! For your winter move, layering is definitely your best bet! Start with a pair of jeans and long-sleeve t-shirt and a thick hoodie. Use a scarf to help keep your core warm, thick boot socks to keep your feet warm and faux-fur lined shoes for an extra shell against the cold. You’ll definitely want a hat and gloves to keep your ears and hands warm while you’re lifting and hauling. Bring a coat that you can put on and take off as the temperature changes.
A Warm Weather Move
If you’re planning to move during the dog days of summer, chances are good that you’re going to work up a sweat in the process. Wear loose shorts in a khaki, twill or other breathable material. Avoid denim, as it tends to trap heat and become hotter with time. Pair shorts with a loose tank, light sneakers, and a nice dark pair of shades. Have a backpack handy to hold a few water bottles or snacks to keep you cool and hydrated throughout the day.
The Best Of Both Worlds
Moving from hot to cold, or cold to hot can be pretty tricky. Dressing for a day full of mixed weather is tough, but not altogether impossible! If you’re moving from hot to cold, start with light jeans or a legging-jean and pair with a t-shirt. Bring along a backpack to hold cold weather accessories like a sweater, scarf and a hat. Packing a coat will be a little too bulky, so be sure to choose a nice thick sweater. Wear close-toed shoes and pack socks if you’re concerned about having cold feet in your new location. If you’re moving from cold to hot, start with the jeans, t-shirt, sweater, scarf and hat. When you arrive at your destination, you can shed your extra layers and store them in your backpack!
With these comfortable, low-maintenance outfits you’ll be ready to brave any weather situation and execute a successful move. Be sure to keep your valuables close at hand and keep a close eye on your car keys, they tend to sneak away just when you need them most!
Alexa Thomason is a graduate student in Chicago who spends her free time browsing vintage stores, traveling, and creating art. She contributes at http://www.artroommelody.com – blogging about creative inspirations and trends. Keep up with her on Twitter: @lexathomason