The weather in State College, PA is quite similar to playing the lottery: random and sporadic― you never really know what you’re going to get. While this is true year round it becomes especially true during the spring. Within a week’s time, we can be hit by snow, rain or even get sunburned walking to class.
While we can’t control the weather, we can control what we wear to help us combat it. Unfortunately, it’s not quite as simple as summer = shorts, winter = sweaters, so there are a few key tips that every girl should know to make this awkward transition period of weather go smoothly.
One of the most obvious pieces of advice is layers, layers and more layers! Pair items like a long-sleeved shirt with a light jacket, or try a lighter shirt with a heavier coat. If you’re out and about all day, remember that the weather will be dramatically different from morning to night and this trick will help you to cope with the varying temperature.
Another often overlooked idea is wearing shoes that can get wet. I’m not saying to whip out those clunky rain boots on a daily basis, but rain is practically a daily occurrence here (and there’s nothing worse then walking around with wet socks all day).
Finally, always have gloves with you! When layers aren’t enough and you see the snowflakes start to fall from the sky, nothing will be more valuable to you then having a fuzzy pair of gloves on hand! They’re tiny and easy to carry. All in all, a hassle free simple accessory that should always be brought around.
With weather as sporadic as our moods, the stock market, or even gas prices, keeping these few simple tricks in mind while dressing for the day can save you from an awkward weather crisis.
Photo by Jenn Nagel