When temperatures start to drop, it’s tempting to stay in instead of going out. But don’t let the cold weather stop you from adventuring into Allston. Here are some tips for going out, but staying warm and safe at the same time.
1. Wear your booties.
This is the right time to wear your Uggs, thigh-high boots and booties. They will keep you warm and still keep you in style. Not to mention, it was probably annoying to have people step on your toes during summer parties. You don’t have to worry about that anymore!
2. Bring a light jacket with you.
You need a jacket if you’re walking to a party or if you need to wait for a friend on the street. It’s going to be cold during the night but you can wear a light jacket to just tie around your waist after you’re warmed up. This will save you the trouble of finding a spot to keep your jacket safe and digging it from a pile of jackets when you leave.
3. If you bring a down jacket…
There will be days when you have to wear a down jacket out, especially when the temperature drops below 40 degrees. Normally people will pile their jackets up at a party, but there are two problems with that: 1) It will be really hard to find your jacket at the end and 2) people might spill drinks or even worse, throw up on them. One way to avoid this is to hide your jacket somewhere, whether it’s behind the sofa, in a cabinet, etc.
4. Do not bring your accessories.
Don’t bring a scarf, ear muffs or gloves unless you’re going to wear them throughout your night out. You’re probably going to lose them.
5. Where to keep your phone.
It’s a good idea to have your phone and some cash on you just in case. A trick is to keep some cash in your phone case if it fits in there. Some people hold onto their phones throughout the party, but there’s a great chance that you’ll drop it or leave it in the bathroom. Here’s a season-only trick: you can keep your phone in your boots while partying. Just remember you put it in there, or you’ll have a hard time looking for it.
6. Party close to home.
In terms of finding a party, pick one that’s not too far away. In the event that it’s late and you can’t get an Uber, being a walking distance from home will save you a lot of trouble.
7. Dance the cold away.
Dancing is fun. If you’re already a dancer, enjoy the party and dance more. If you normally just stand by and chill, consider dancing to warm yourself up. Imagine yourself walking into a warm and crowded party from a freezing winter night. Joining the crowd will definitely keep you alive.