Q. I LOVE your column and read it all the time. I am 26 years old and finishing my Master’s in Iowa City, IA. I am going on an internship to Mesa, AZ from January until May. I am extremely excited but I have no idea what to wear once I get there! I am working in a counseling setting so I want to be professional but I am thinking that my favorite chunky sweaters won’t do anymore. Suggestions?
A. Your favorite chunky sweaters will come in handy in the winter months during the early morning hours as the desert does get cold. But for daytime, you’ll want to look to your Fall wardrobe as your dressing guide. Lighter jackets, dark denim, light sweaters, button down shirts, long sleeve t-shirts and cute tops that can be worn under a thin cardigan. You’ll be enjoying sun and temperatures in the 60’s and low 70’s. Skip your summery spaghetti strapped dresses and definitely no linen this time of year, keep those for May in Mesa when the temperatures reach above 80 degrees. Good luck!