Campus Style: Waiting for winter weather

By Jillian Greene
Columnist

It’s finally November, ladies and gentlemen, and Mother Nature is still confused. When I check my weather app each morning, it either indicates it’s going to be in the high 70s or super cold. Since I already brought all my summer clothes home, I prefer the latter. Don’t get me wrong — the warm weather is beautiful, but it’s a struggle to find the perfect outfit in which I won’t be too cold or too warm when the weather is so unpredictable.

The fickle November weather can make it hard to pick an outfit. (Twitter.com)
The fickle November weather can make it hard to pick an outfit. (Twitter.com)

At Homecoming last weekend, the sun was shining and the temperature set in the low 60s. It was a gorgeous day, but my housemates and I were at a loss for what to wear. We ran around to each other’s closets trying on different outfits for what felt like forever. By the time we were ready to go, our rooms were a mess.

At the Homecoming tailgate, I saw a bunch of fabulous outfits, ranging from dresses paired with scarfs to vests and cute booties.

Just as the leaves are changing colors, so have the outfits. I noticed an overwhelming amount of brown suedes, burgundy reds and my favorite color of all — olive green. Lately, I’ve taken to pairing a Free People skirt with a light top or sweater. Then I’ll throw on some stylish high-knee boots and call it a day.

So, when will it get cold and stay cold? Soon, I hope. I want the type of weather where I can wear my winter coat, infinity scarves and cozy earmuffs without having to break a sweat.

Hopefully, it won’t be long now until Dave Muha sends his first email cancelling classes, so that we can all pile on the warm, winter layers and cozy up in our dorm rooms with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book.