So, It's 16 Degrees Outside—Here's What to Wear

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When mild weather is in the forecast, these Nike products will have you dressed comfortably all day long.

Last updated: 23 February 2023
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What to Wear in 15-Degree Weather: 7 Nike Outfit Essentials

If you're someone who finds it difficult to dress for 16-degree weather, you're not alone. There's something about a mild day that falls right in between balmy and brisk—not quite warm enough for shorts, but it's not jumper weather, either.

When deciding what to wear in 16-degree weather, it's important to pick out light layers that can be adjusted throughout the day. That way, whether you're walking in the shade, enjoying sunny skies or dealing with a light drizzle, you'll be ready.

Below, check out seven Nike outfit essentials for 16-degree weather.

What to Wear in 16-Degree Weather

1. Lightweight Outer Layer: Windbreaker, Anorak or Tracksuit Jacket

A light jacket is a must-have for mild weather that isn't decidedly hot or cold. Think: a denim jacket, a lightweight, quilted jacket or if there's wet weather in the forecast, a sleek rain coat.

If you're looking for something casual and sporty, Nike windbreakers, anoraks and tracksuit jackets have you covered when the temperature is hovering around 16 degrees. The Nike collection of windbreakers includes styles that are inspired by OG Nike running jackets, like the Nike Windrunner, as well as woven zip-ups and outdoorsy Nike All Conditions Gear (ACG) jackets.

The Windrunner comes in multiple styles for men, women and kids, including versions with and without hoods. The Nike Sportswear Windrunner Men's Hooded Jacket, for example, is a modern version of the first-ever Nike windbreaker. The chevron design lines on the chest and contrast details honour the look of the original Windrunner.

On the women's side, the Nike Sportswear Essential Windrunner Women's Woven Jacket is designed to provide an oversized, carefree fit for easy layering, with crinkly woven fabric and a mesh inner lining for comfort.

With a lightweight construction and roomy, casual fit, these jackets are easy to slip off and stash in your bag if you want to shed a layer.

(Related: What to Wear in 50-Degree Weather: 7 Nike Outfit Essentials)

2. Everyday Tops and Tees

When the temperature hits 16 degrees, you can wear almost any top or T-shirt in your wardrobe—as long as you're prepared to layer it with the right outerwear.

On a cloudy or rainy, 16-degree day, you may want to choose a cosy long-sleeve top to wear underneath a light jacket. For a super-soft and casual option, check out Nike Yoga long-sleeve tops.

This collection features comfy basics that can be worn with everyday outfits or on the yoga mat. The women's assortment includes slim-fitting, long-sleeve crop tops with a high-neck design, as well as ribbed long-sleeve tops for a textured look.

For sunny, 16-degree days that feel bright and springy, consider wearing a short-sleeve Nike tee as your base layer. The Nike Sportswear collection includes dozens of Nike graphic tees for men and women, and on the women's side, you'll also find a range of cuts and styles, from loose, baggy tees to slim-fit crop tops.

3. Nike Tech Pack Trousers

When it comes to bottoms, the Nike Sportswear Tech Pack collection offers a range of lifestyle trousers that are inspired by sports but built for everyday wear. For example, the Nike Sportswear Dri-FIT Tech Pack Trousers for women offer the tailored look of a pair of trousers, but the comfort of sporty joggers.

Sitting high on the waist, these trousers feature a zip fly and front snap with a bonded back band for a clean look and comfy feel. The crisp, woven fabric and sweat-wicking technology make these trousers well-suited for 16-degree temps, and zips on the ankle allow for a straight-leg or tapered look.

For a utility-inspired look, check out the Nike Sportswear Repel Tech Pack Lined Woven Trousers for men. These cargo-like trousers feature water-repellent Ripstop fabric with a smooth, sweat-wicking lining, as well as zip pockets and a side-cinch belt.

Pair any of these bottoms with a Nike Tech Pack top for a full streetwear-style outfit.

4. Leggings

If you're looking for something even stretchier and more casual than a pair of Tech Pack trousers, or if you're planning to work out in 16-degree weather, go for a pair of Nike leggings. You may want to ditch your full-length leggings and break out a pair of capri, cropped or ⅞-length leggings to let the ankles breathe on a sunny, 16-degree day.

For a locked-in and lightly compressive feel, opt for Nike Go leggings. These leggings are designed to offer firm support and to stay put—no matter how you move, stretch or bend. For leggings with the ultimate softness and a streamlined, seamless feel, go with Nike Zenvy. Both options come in a range of lengths, including biker-shorts styles.

(Related: The Best Nike Workout Leggings for Women)

5. Nike Sportswear Tracksuit

For an effortless outfit on a 16-degree day, you can't go wrong with a matching Nike Sportswear tracksuit. Yes, you're wearing joggers, but the coordinated top and bottoms make this a suitable, put-together look for casual occasions. Create your matching set by shopping the Nike Sportswear assortment of hoodies, crew necks and joggers.

For the most tailored style, go with Nike Tech Fleece. These joggers feature a tapered design on the ankle, as well as premium details like zip pockets. If you want a cosier option, reach for the brushed fleece fabric of Nike Club Fleece or Nike Phoenix Fleece matching sets.

(Related: The Best Men's and Women's Joggers by Nike to Shop Now)

6. Low-Top Sneakers

Mild temperatures allow for versatile, non-bulky footwear choices. If you want to free your ankles and wear a casual, low-top style, there's a broad assortment of Nike classics to wear, like Air Force 1s, Air Maxes, Dunks and Blazers.

You'll find several of these iconic Nike sneakers in platform versions, too. If you're looking for a little bit of extra height or love the look of a chunky sole, check out Nike low-top platform sneakers.

7. Hat

To complete a casual look on a 16-degree day—and to provide sun protection on blue-sky days—consider accessorising with a Nike baseball cap.

Some styles have a washed, worn-in treatment, while others feature team logos for dedicated sports fans. Whatever your style, a sporty Nike cap can help save a bad hair day and round off a low-key look.

Words by Emily DiNuzzo

Originally published: 16 February 2023

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