With temperatures set to soar into the 90s this week, students are reacting to the unusually balmy weather. According to a study by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, this winter was the fourth-warmest winter on record in the United States.
“The Artist” (Nov. 23) Normally, a black-and-white silent film from a French director with two unknowns in the leading roles wouldn’t be something this highly anticipated. “The Artist,” however, has been charming audiences since its debut at Cannes.
As the December issues make their way to your doorsteps, newsstands and local convenience stores, it has become clear that winter fashion has yet again gone “retro.” The good news? These fashion-forward styles can be found deep inside your closets in between those flowered overalls and velour tracksuits you loved in the ’90s. Just do a little digging around and voila! You’re a winter fashion guru.
I like a snow day as much as the next guy—heck, maybe even a little more.
I’ll preface this by saying that even I haven’t been the best example of chic style during the winter months. Though you’ll never find me in the sweatpants-and-Ugg-boot uniform (sorry if that’s your thing), I haven’t exactly made any effort to look stylish.
As the temperature drops and the air dries, our hair and skin begin to change. You may notice that after cleansing your body, hair and face and applying your usual moisturizer, your hair and skin look dull, dry or flaky and feel tight and itchy.
It gave us many things: an excuse to stay inside, a reason to sleep in, an answer to why a few pounds may have settled around our midriffs. “Because it’s winter and it’s cold outside. Shorter days mean longer nights and more sleep in the first place. Gaining fat in preparation for hibernating during the winter is a vestigial evolutionary trait from a distant mammalian ancestor…” we were able to answer in chorus.