Learning to dress for winter
Originally, I made this poster as
an informative joke for my
classmates who were new to
winter. This prototype became
the spring board for the shopping
trip and the online guide.
The shopping trip
I took my lovely classmates shopping for winter gear at a local strip mall. We reviewed how to dress in layers, and what to look for in outerwear.
Now I have an image in my head of a girl in a short coat and her butt is cold!
The online guide
I got such a positive response from my classmates that I decided to write up a winter guide for a class. Then I got it published.
Your first winter: A guide to winter outerwear and apparel
People warn you about the cold winter. “Dress in layers,” they say. You’re no dummy, so you pack your warm clothes: a sweater, a leather jacket, ankle socks, one pair of suede shoes.
You arrive in the long steamy months of August and you don’t see what all the fuss is about. It’s September. The leaves change colors. You make new friends. You find someone good to cut your hair. It gets cooler, sure, but you can handle it.
But then, it’s October and the temperature outside is as cold as you’ve ever seen it. You see the mist your breath creates when you step outside in the morning for the first time. It’s thrilling and novel.
In November you see your first snow flurries and they begin to accumulate. And the more you hear about the winter, the more you fear it. But the locals around you laugh and say “This isn’t winter; winter hasn’t even
But fear not! This guide will tell you everything you need to know about winter clothing including:
If you dress appropriately and get the right gear, winter won’t be as much of a struggle.
In my thirty years of living through winter, I’ve seen many people who think of this season as something to wait out, like a passing storm. But let me tell you, winter is not a passing storm. Winter is six months of the year in many places. And you can’t change the weather. But what you can change is your outfit. So let’s get you outfitted properly.