Scranton bundles up for cold weather

COURTESY OF WIKIMEDIA COMMONS MITTENS AND scarves are crucial items for the winter. As seen above, some mittens are convieniently sold connected to each other.

COURTESY OF WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
MITTENS AND scarves are crucial items for the winter. As seen above, some mittens are convieniently sold connected to each other.

MAURA TYRELL
Arts & Life Correspondent

 

Winter is just around the corner and it is time to trade in those Sperrys and t-shirts for boots and sweatshirts. Scranton weather is unpredictable, especially in the colder months, so trying to decide on your attire for the day is difficult.

As we have all recently experienced, there are days when the morning feels like we live in the arctic tundra, but by 2 p.m., it seems as if we go to school in the middle of a desert. The only difference now is that instead of getting warmer, the afternoon just gets colder, much colder.

It is always good to look nice, even during the snowy months. When it is cold outside jeans, boots, a sweater, a winter jacket and a scarf or mittens always make for a cute, comfy outfit. Instead of succumbing to the blandness of Scranton, you can try to brighten up your wardrobe with color. Neon pink and lime green are not really ideal winter colors, but maroon, navy, forest green and off-white will add spice to your winter wardrobe. If you want to add a brighter color to your attire, a bright nail polish will do the trick.

Not everyone wants to wake up in the morning and put on a pair of jeans, so throwing on sweatpants and a sweatshirt under a thick coat will keep you warm and comfortable, especially in the rain or snow. The “groufit” (an outfit which consists of gray sweatpants, a gray t-shirt and a sweatshirt, which is, of course, gray) is always a good go-to outfit on those dark, cold and rainy days, especially if you have an early morning class.

The one item of clothing or accessory that cannot be forgotten here in Scranton is an umbrella or raincoat. Most of us at The University can agree that getting stuck in the rain on the walk from Hyland to DeNaples is dreadful. These are necessary items to own while here at The University. It does not matter if you choose to dress nicely or to wear the famous groufit everyday — dressing warm is most important here in Scranton.

 

Nov. 6, 2014

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