By MACKENZIE CARSON
As November comes around, it is usually time for students to pack away their summer tanks and shorts and bring out their thick winter sweaters and coats.
But, with the weather fluctuating each week, and even throughout the day, it’s hard to tell what one should put on in the morning. To keep from burning up or turning into an icicle, here are a few key tips to remember.
Wearing layers is the easiest way to conquer weather changes is wearing layers. This allows you to take off or put on more clothing as needed without having to run back to your room and change.
Try utilizing your summer wardrobe along with your winter outerwear to get the most use out of your clothes. A tank top or light t-shirt under a hoodie or button-up shirt creates a versatile outfit that you can change around throughout the day.
Also, adding tights and a jacket to your favorite summer dress can make it more weather appropriate and easily adaptable to all climates.
Leggings are a girl’s best friend in winter time. They offer complete coverage of your legs while the breathable fabric keeps you from overheating.
As a bonus, they’re fantastic for layering. Throw them on with a jacket, a light sweater or long t-shirt and some boots and you’re good to go for the day.
On exceptionally cold days, like the ones Hurricane Sandy recently brought us, the best bet for warmth is outerwear accessories. Gloves, hats and scarves are perfect for the cold walk to class because they can all be packed away once you reach the heated building of your destination. Scarves and hats also help protect your face from the cold wind, so you won’t show up to class red faced and sniffling.
Possibly the most important tip is also the most obvious: check the weather in the morning. Knowing what you’re up against always provides for a better outcome. So, make a little room in your closets for both your summer and winter wardrobe, because you never know what this global warming weather madness will bring us next.