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5 Pro Tips for How to Dress in New England

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BU chapter.

Here is the New England themed article you’ve all been waiting for! Do you ever get up in the morning, look outside, and still not know what to wear? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. As a Boston native, I’m here to help you conquer the weather so you’ll always be properly dressed no matter the conditions!


Tip #1: Always check the weather.

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Yes, I know that the weatherman can be wrong. However, 95% of the time he knows what he is talking about. Listen to the weatherman! Before getting dressed in the morning be sure to look at the high and low temps for that day. Also, note any unusual weather activity like rain, snow, or hail.


Tip #2: Dress in layers.

One reason why New England weather is so tough is sometimes, there is a huge temperature change from morning to afternoon. Do you dress for 35 degrees or 65? My advice is to dress for the high temps but throw on a cute jacket, sweater, or sweatshirt to keep warm until it reaches its peak. You can always take layers off! This way you stay both chic and warm.  


Tip #3: When In doubt, bring it.

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So, it’s supposed to rain… what do you do? If there is even the slightest chance of thunderstorms or even a sprinkling, bring a rain jacket or an umbrella! You’ll be so relieved that you did when it starts pouring (which it inevitably will). It’s much better to carry it and be dry then leave it and regret everything as you get drenched.


Tip #4: Never assume anything.

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You’ve checked the weather and there is a 20 percent chance of rain or snow. Know what that means? It’s probably going to rain or snow. You never know in New England! It was 40 degrees yesterday, so you could infer that it will probably be the same today. Sike, it’s 65! Always try and be prepared with the appropriate clothing so you aren’t stuck somewhere without a jacket or dying of heat in a parka. The point is, don’t assume that the weather is going to cooperate because chances are… it probably won’t.


Tip #5:  Shoes make or break it.

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You’ve probably heard this before but I’m here to say it again; buy cute winter boots with treads! Although UGGs are super cozy and warm, they won’t keep you from slipping and sliding when it snows and the sidewalk becomes one giant ice sheet. Okay, that might have been a slight exaggeration, but you get the point. You don’t want to be rushing to class and worrying about falling on your butt.


Don’t get intimidated by New England weather, it’s really not that bad once you get used to it! I hope these tips help you as the cold approaches!





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Writers of the Boston University chapter of Her Campus.