SPRING – March, April, May:
Like waking up from a long winter snooze, Chicago starts bursting into life as its snows thaw, and the sun warms up its grounds. The temperature can rise as much as above 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and it’s time for the outdoor springtime activities. Some items you can tick off your bucket list is to watch a Baseball match on Gameday, visit Cloud Gate, also known as “The Bean” in Millennium Park.
Take an evening saunter along the Magnificent Mile, feeding your eyes on its magnificent shops, enjoy the lovely afternoon warmness at The Riverwalk. The average temperature for Chicago in the spring can range from the 40s to mid-60s, depending on the month you roll-up.
A warm turtleneck, wool scarf, flare denim pants will keep you snug from the icy mornings in early March and put you in the upscale mood these times. Add a pop of color with a dashing red or yellow furry jacket. Other male items of clothing you want to pack along are a pair of base layer pants, comfy sweatshirts, sneakers, and a classy Ray Ban spectacles.
SUMMER – June, July, August:
Let’s give the women a concise two-week wardrobe checklist for summer, and you’ll not need another list anymore. Maximally you only need three pairs of shoes: a pair of heels, snug sandals, and a couple of bouncy sneakers. You will need two pairs of pants. I prefer jeans, they always got you no matter what- and another couple, probably flair, cotton pants. Add three cotton t-shirts to the mix, and you may go for the colorful ones to match the ambiance of your destination. Also, three sets of blouses; two sets of nighties/ pajamas, seven underwear, a bathrobe, and bath suits.
Other summer accessories include: scarves, shawl, don’t forget your popping jackets. Lastly, your tote bag or a trendy cross purse, you don’t want to be caught dead in that drab handbag your busy life swivels in. Nothing would make men look consistently classier than a well-tailored trench coat perfect for the late spring and early Summer weeks are at 80 degrees Fahrenheit and weather can shift from sunny to cloudy in minutes. Windbreakers, tracksuits, and bomber jackets are also the bomb, and they pair magnificently well with jeans and sneakers.
Don’t forget your superb hot shades. Blazers can also work well with three-piece suits and as well as on a pair of denim jeans on a couple of desert shoes as long as it doesn’t give off a skimpy vibe. You want to look as impeccable as possible.
The average temperature in Chicago in summer ranges between 80 -95 degrees Fahrenheit and the warmest month is July, which can be wet with occasional outbursts of rain, and at night you can often hear thunder and lightning. Land breezes and the urban heat island effect is prevalent in the city centers and may increase the summer heat intensity.
FALL – September, October, and November:
If you wish to spend your getaway time exploring the great arts in the Windy City, or inside its many restaurants and shopping centers it has, then the Fall season offers a great many opportunities to do so. October ushering in the Fall brings with it the cold weather, festivities, unique attraction, and great food. These events include the Chicago marathon, the Columbus Day Parade, and good old Halloween.
If you’re visiting this season, never forget to pack your warm layers. Take a trench coat with a zip-out lining, a lined leather jacket, or a peacoat. You might want to hold a pair of lined leather gloves and a hat with a wool scarf, especially if your accommodation is along the Magnificent Mile as you’ll be doing a lot of walking. Warm and comfortable footwear like boots and sneakers make for a more pleasant experience.
In October, the temperature ranges between 44-65 degrees Fahrenheit, and it is lower in November. You don’t want to be caught off-guard by the weather.
WINTER – December, January, February, and March:
Let me warn you, Chicago in winter is cold. Arctic cold. And it must not be taken with levity. You have to learn how to protect yourself from the elements adequately. It’s a real fight against the cold. A match you do not want to lose. So, I’m going to tell you how to dress for the Chicagoan winter appropriately, and it boils down to our recurrent ensemble- layers!!
I’m going to be advising you how to put on the layers while not compromising your fashion sense. Also, keep in mind that these ideas are for frigid weather, less than 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Getting a Patagonia coat can change everything for you, so also a trapper hat. They are warm and comfy and keep most of the cold out if you are ever desperate even while under one, you can draw in the flaps right under your chin to keep you warm.
So for the layering, here we go:
Women can put on leggings, then pull some knee-length socks up over the legging. Then two pairs of socks over that, and a denim flair pant over it all. Get a long-sleeved, tight-fitting shirt, a sweatshirt, with long enough sleeves to go over your wrists to cover your finger, a woolen sweater, and a jacket over it all.
A scarf is essential, so are mittens or gloves since you will be outdoors.
The temperature of Chicago at this time ranges between 24 degrees Fahrenheit to 35 degrees Fahrenheit.
Dressing Appropriately for the Activity – (Click to expand)
In the Stereo Nightclub, you don’t want to wear hats, or a hooded shirt, shorts, baggy pants, tank tops, gym shoes or sandals. And this holds similarly for the Zentra Nightclub. The Club Nikky Chicago is a bit more flexible but no sports or gym clothes too. And you might want to get a more fitted dress covered by a jacket. Same as the Excalibur Nightclub.
Water sports: beach attire is ideal. So, bathing suits, trunks, flip flops, and beach shoes are the deal. You are going to get wet, plan for that. You might also be needing spring skiing attire, waterproof jackets, and gloves; all waterproof athletic clothing, no jeans or cotton of any kind. All water-resistant or quick-drying clothes strongly suggested.