The reality of attending UW-Madison, specifically in the fall semester, means being prepared to leave your dorm room in the morning with a temperature of 55 degrees, yet later walking to your afternoon class in 80 degree temperatures. I can assure you there is nothing more painful than having not having time to go back to your dorm to change outfits, and therefore sweating profusely not only walking from class to class, but also as you sit in a non-air conditioned lecture hall. However, I have found a hack to this battle between outfit and temperature, and my solution comes in the form of a zip-up sweatshirt.
Although zip-up sweatshirts are a simple item, their unique feature of the zipper will provide you with so many benefits.
- Versatility. Instead of having to go through the hassle of stopping, removing your backpack, and pulling your sweatshirt over your head when walking between classes, you can simply unzip the zipper to allow for a more breezy feeling. An easy fix!
- Subtlety. In a lecture or discussion, when the lack of air conditioning becomes too much and you decide you must take your sweatshirt off, instead of causing a commotion by taking off your hoodie, you can casually just slip it off, no one will even notice!
- Fashion. For the people who like to dress up a bit more for classes, the zip-up hoodie is a great addition to a dress or romper, creating a casual but fun summery look!
Don’t waste any more time being indecisive in the morning or feeling self-conscious overheating, bring/wear a zip-up hoodie and all those problems will be solved!