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Top ten fashion mistakes when a cold snap follows a heat wave

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A rainy/snowy day immediately following a run of seventies and eighties can be a shock to the system, and to the wardrobe. After all, there are two ways to go wrong -- either by ignoring the weather and acting as if it's already summer or by dressing like the temp's in the single digits. With that in mind, we've created this top ten list of fashion mistakes on a day like this. Did someone in your office make one of them? Check out our picks below.

Top ten fashion mistakes when a cold snap follows a heat wave

10. Knit scarf, mittens and hat.

Yes, they're cute, and they even look stylish in the middle of a blizzard. Which this isn't.

Top ten fashion mistakes when a cold snap follows a heat wave

9. Summer dress.

We know you just put away your winter clothes. But they're not so far back in the closet you can't get to them anymore, are they?

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Top ten fashion mistakes when a cold snap follows a heat wave

4. Ski gloves.

Light gloves make sense today if you park outside and you've got to clear your windows. But you don't need gloves good to thirty degrees below zero when it's in the friggin' forties.

Top ten fashion mistakes when a cold snap follows a heat wave

7. Sandals.

Some locals wear sandals all year long to prove that they're impervious to the elements. But those blue toes tend to give them away.

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Top ten fashion mistakes when a cold snap follows a heat wave

6. Down coat/furry hat.

Note: This isn't Siberia.

Top ten fashion mistakes when a cold snap follows a heat wave

5. Shorts.

One word: shrinkage.

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Top ten fashion mistakes when a cold snap follows a heat wave

4. Knit face mask.

When you overreact like this, locals instantly assume you moved to Colorado from Southern California about ten minutes ago.

Top ten fashion mistakes when a cold snap follows a heat wave

3. Muscle T-shirt.

Two words: visible nipples.

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Top ten fashion mistakes when a cold snap follows a heat wave

2. Halter top.

You won't look nearly as sexy if you're shivering. And did we mention that visible nipples issue?

Top ten fashion mistakes when a cold snap follows a heat wave
Photo by Timothy Norris

1. This.

Okay, his outfit probably wouldn't work in any weather....

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