STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Summer Sweater Weather

As we prepare to say our final goodbyes to summer, we must try our best to not let our grievances impede the inevitable. Saying goodbye to days spent on the beach and running light errands just to make it out in time for another sleepless night, we’re reminded the inevitable is fall semester. Make the transition into fall easy on yourself.

There are only a couple of weeks left in the summer to make bad decisions but do not let those bad decisions be your outfit. If you live in a city like New York then you’re used to preparing for drastic temperature changes, whether it be from waiting and catching the train, to going inside or even walking from uptown to downtown; you just never know what you’re going to get. So to be a true city-dweller, you must prepare for the absolute worst.

So how does one channel such a thing you ask? Hunt down a Fashionista like this one, who channeled her inner Netflix loungewear for her commute from East Harlem down to midtown with her own two-piece sweatsuit. She threw on a half-zip hoodie for when she’s in a chilly area, but put a sports bra on underneath (instead of a T-shirt or traditional bra) in case she needs to throw her hoodie around her waist quick to catch a breeze. As for her pants, they might just be the things that will replace leggings as the go-to for dressing down: gym sweatpants. They’re not as thick as traditional sweatpants and some even have a cooling material on the inside for when you work up a sweat—hence the name gym sweats. Yes, it is still brick blazing hot in the city, but on a weird day like today where it feels like 80 degrees in the morning but drops down to the 60s by seven o’clock, you need fast transition options and a fast pair of sneakers like Converse Chuck Taylors to do so in.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Even though it’s summer I spend a lot of time in air-conditioned environments like work, school and places like the train, so I dress to stay warm. Since I’m usually traveling in hot weather to get from one place to another, I opt for pull over tops such as the zip-up I’m wearing now with a sports bra underneath. It’s really convenient when you don’t have time to do a full outfit change.”