With winter about to rear its wooly, windy head, the coats, scarves, hats and gloves are beginning to emerge from their months under the bed.
Bundling up is no easy task. It causes an issue for every student on campus as they question the most effective way to combat the cold.
“I’m sure I’ll probably dress in multiple layers and overdress to stay warm since I’m that kid from California who hasn’t had a real winter,” said Tanner Nissen, a freshman from Sacramento. “But if it means I’m staying warm, then I’m OK with it.”
Staying warm has its fashion drawbacks, especially when it comes to hat hair. A beanie, earmuffs or a hood are valuable items, but the cost of looking funny deters some students from wearing them.
“I usually don’t do anything, because I go inside right away,” said freshman Courtney Pattison. “If it’s for an extended period of time, my hair would be down.”
There also remains an issue of looking fashionable while keeping cozy. Junior Layce Johnson strives to incorporate individual pieces into her outfits.
“I try to accent my warm clothes with some fashionable accessories such as a beanie with a cute crochet flower or sparkly leg warmers under my boots,” the California native said.
Fashionable functionality is a clever trick, especially when used for protection against the ravaging winds.
“If you get a jacket with a hood with a fur lining on the inside, that fur lining will actually prevent wind from blowing in,” said Canadian junior Josiah Veurink. “And fur is in, but not real fur, because that would be cruel.”
And then there’s always one of those guys—the type who wears shorts, no matter what the forecast declares. Senior Jacey Hoegh decides for himself what makes it cold enough for anything other than shorts.
“If it’s 30 degrees with snow on the ground, but no wind, then yes I’ll wear shorts,” he said. “I’ll even try to match if I’m feeling ambitious.”