Tour guides and chat ambassadors here at St. Michael’s College in Vermont are asked several questions from prospective students and parents on a regular basis. Usually, a few particular questions come up repeatedly. One of which revolves around the notorious New England-winter: how cold does it get and how do you handle that while getting around campus?
Truth be told, Vermont doesn’t really get that much colder than the rest of New England does in the fall/winter seasons, and keeping warm comes down to your careful preparation, wherever you are with a cold winter.
As you’re packing up to move back to your college campus at summer’s close, your first thought probably won’t be to grab your winter jacket. However, you’ll be surprised at how quickly the end of summer transitions to the beginning of fall, and you certainly don’t want to wait until Thanksgiving break to bring those warm items back to college.
Thankfully, there are only four key items you’ll want to bring in addition to the rest of your summer wardrobe to ensure a smooth, warm transition into the beginning of fall:
1.) Down Vest
Down vests are a personal favorite of mine. They’re an easy extra layer to throw over a sweater, hoodie, or long-sleeved shirt, and not only do they go the extra mile in adding a little warmth, but they also add a new dimension to your outfit!
2.) Hat or Headwarmer
On especially chilly fall days, gloves can go a long way in keeping warm on a trek across campus.
Hope you enjoyed today’s post, and stay warm!!
What are your favorite fall fashion staples? How do you stay warm on campus?
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