Choose the Right College Clothes for the Right Climate

If you’ve chosen a college in a different climate zone that your hometown, then adjusting to the weather is just one more college transition that’s going to take place. The south-bound northerners will relish the warm fall days and mild winters, while the north-bound southerners will realize quickly that long underwear are very real and very necessary.
Preparing your wardrobe for the climate change ahead is quite simple, and will afford you a back to school shopping spree!
Wardrobe needs for warmer climates:

  • Swimsuits
  • Shorts
  • Cotton T-shirts (especially with the school logo or mascot)
  • Tank tops
  • Flip-flops
  • A few sundresses

Wardrobe needs for cooler climates:

  • Winter coat (think: warm and waterproof)
  • Snow boots
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Knit scarves
  • Wool cap
  • Gloves
  • Heavy pants of all kinds

Learn more about how to survive a climate change in college.