Voice in Vogue: Temperature trendy

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BY TAYLOR MABELITINI

 

School may be in session, but summer temperatures are still reigning supreme on the campus of Washtenaw Community College, with thermometers breaking 80 degrees on the regular. As a result, WCC air conditioners have been working double time to keep students cool, with the unfortunate side effect of converting classrooms into walk-in freezers and converting actual walk-in freezers into a secondary North Poles.

Students only have a few options to choose from when it comes to this issue: melt in the sun’s rays, freeze in the air conditioning, or fall somewhere on the spectrum in between.

“I’ll honestly just deal with it. I’ll wear shorts and a T-shirt and I’ll be cold but that’s pretty much it. For early fall I’ll wear normal hot weather clothes, and then in winter I’ll bring a coat, sweatshirt, maybe a tee,” said Sienna Vargas, an 18-year-old nursing student.

Braving the cold for the sake of relieving the heat is a choice many students make, opting to keep their shorts and tank tops a closet staple until the leaves begin to fall. Others however, decide to fight the freeze with layers.

“A lot of times I’ll wear jeans and then wear like a T-shirt or light shirt and bring a sweater with me for when I get cold. Layers. I don’t like wearing shorts. Once I get back to school I like to wear pants, I like wearing jeans,” said Becky Novack, 19, a WTMC student from Milan.

So how can one be fashionable while still beating the temperature swings? The best option is to dress for comfort, and dress with the thought in mind that campus can, and will be, both sweltering and freezing cold in the span of an hour. Layers and simple resilience are a student’s best friend. Try adding a light sweater or hoodie to a summer-y tank and shorts, or throw a classic fall flannel into the mix. When faced with a challenge such as this, one’s spirit  (and style) can only grow stronger.

 

Sienna Vargas

Sienna Vargas, 18, Chelsea, nursing

 

“I honestly just deal with it. I’ll wear shorts and a T-shirt and I’ll be cold but that’s pretty much it. Unless it’s ridiculously cold. But most of the time I’ll just put on an outfit, put on normal hot weather clothes. For early fall I’ll wear normal hot weather clothes and then in the winter I’ll bring a coat, sweatshirt, maybe a tee.”

 

Becky Novack

Becky Novack, 16, Milan, WTMC
“A lot of times I’ll wear jeans and then wear like a T-shirt or light shirt and bring a sweater with me for when I get cold. Layers. I don’t like wearing shorts. Once I get back to school I like to wear pants, jeans. A lot of times I’ll wear flip-flops or lighter shoes so I’m not too hot outside.”

 

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