Rain or Shine: Style Essentials for The Outdoorsy Student

Students enjoying Lake Mendota at Memorial Union Terrace (credits to UW-Madison Facebook Page)

If you chose Madison for its beautiful lakes, numerous bike trails, and endless running paths, here’s how to take advantage of those assets in style (and all types of weather)!

Want to hit the bike path but the sky is looking a little overcast? We got you covered – it’s worth investing in proper fenders, rain pants, and a waterproof backpack cover. Your expensive electronics (and dry derriere) will thank you! Not to mention skipping the mud-splattered waddle to your next class.

Going for a study session at the Terrace, followed by a late-summer dip in Lake Mendota? Lightweight sandals like Chacos or Tevas will add to your outdoor versatility and come with killer tan lines!

Add a quality pair of sunnies that will stand up to the test of time (if you’re someone who holds onto things) or a pair you wouldn’t mind losing if that’s more your style. Whether you’ve checked out a kayak from Outdoor UW or you’re cheering on the football team, sunglasses make a statement for the outdoors student – all while protecting your vision.

As the summer heat fades into cool evenings, grab an oversized pullover from your favorite outdoors brand, pair it with athletic or jean shorts, and throw on some Blundstones or hiking boots. Now you’re ready to trek down state street en-route to the Comedy Club or hike the Arboretum at sunset!

Whatever you wear, keep comfort in mind, and come prepared for adventure. On, Wisconsin!

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