I never thought I’d be writing about the predicament of what to wear to dine outdoors in all kinds of weather, but it’s our reality in 2021, so here I am to give you some advice. I, for one, have dined outdoors in the heat with flies swarming last summer and in the rain this year, although it seems that dining outside in less-than-ideal temperatures is our current situation (come on, spring, where are you?)
But it’s going to take a little preparation, so let’s discuss it. As someone who is always freezing, I think I’m well-suited to speak on the topic of dressing for warmth without sacrificing your sense of style. The thing that makes outdoor dining such a challenge is that you can’t sit there and eat your soup in a puffer and scarf and not be uncomfortable (but if you can, tell me your secrets). You’re going to want to wear warm base layers and choose your outerwear carefully, and hopefully, there will be heating.
To guide you, below you’ll find eight perfect outfit ideas for outdoor dining, whatever the weather, along with a tip to glean for each and what to buy to see you through until the weather actually gets warm again. Good luck out there, and don’t forget your mask.