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You may think Las Vegas is a blazing hot desert oasis year round, but it can actually get kinda cold there. Okay, not Alaska cold, but cold enough. If you're going to Vegas in the winter, the weather will probably make wearing strapless mini-dresses pretty uncomfortable, but don't worry, you can still look plenty stylish.
Do your homework before you hit the strip. Check the weather to get an idea of what you're in for, and pack accordingly. You don't want to get caught in the snow with nothing but stilettos, do you? Yep, you read that right -- believe it or not, it actually snows in Vegas from time to time. It doesn't happen a lot, but it does happen. If the forecast calls for snow, you better have a winter coat and some sensible, preferably waterproof shoes, unless you want to freeze your butt off.
If it's chilly during the day, go for a pair of blue jeans and a sweater. Las Vegas is pretty casual in the a.m., but it's still Las Vegas, so try to amp up your style a little -- you don't want to look like a schleppy tourist in baggy jeans and an old, worn-out Mickey Mouse sweatshirt. Instead, stay warm and look chic with a pair of dark-wash skinny jeans and a blouse. Slip on some boots or tennis shoes, and bring a cardigan or jacket that you can slip off if it starts to warm up.
Blue jeans are fine for casinos and buffets, but if you're heading out to a club, a Vegas show or a fancy restaurant, you better look the part. Some of the trendier nightclubs and restaurants in Vegas actually have dress codes, which means casual wear like flip-flops and shorts are a big fat no-no. Play it safe in a dress -- but carry a jacket or sweater to throw on while you're walking the strip at night. To keep your gams plenty warm, wear a pair of stylish leather boots. If the weather's warmer, break out your fancy footwear -- high heels and Las Vegas go together like bacon and eggs.
People handle weather in different ways -- one girl may feel totally fine in colder temps, while another may shiver and shake like nobody's business. Only you know how cold weather makes you feel, so do what you need to do. In December and January, the average high in Vegas is 58 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average low is 34. In February, average temps hover around 63 on the high side and 39 on the low side. If that sounds crazy cold to you, bring extra gear -- mittens, wool socks and tights, hats and scarves. Las Vegas won't be as fun if you're miserable and cold.