Comfy outfits ease worries during midterms By: kayla sirlin '19

During a week of high-stress levels, the last thing students want to worry about are their outfits. In order to prioritize and capitalize upon the time spent studying, comfy clothing choices are a must.

Moccasins

Sydney Panzer ’19 sports her Ugg Slippers while working hard in the library.

Moccasins are the closest thing to pajamas for your feet, and are highly regarded by the teenage population. The classic chestnut colored Ugg slippers can be spotted throughout the halls of Staples, but are not the only option for snug and warm feet. A reasonably priced Minnetonka Cally Slipper, is the perfect shoe for those busy midterm mornings. Some might worry about looking too comfortable in a serious setting, but Sydney Panzer ’19 believes, “their comfortable look doesn’t detract from a style sense because of their normalcy around the school.” Wearing moccasins to the library or around town in your most stressful hours is sure to make your life easier.

Sweatpants

Lauren Wasserman ’19 shows off her comfy jogger sweatpants.

Recent research from Mike Slepian, an assistant professor at Columbia Business School and author of “The Cognitive Consequences of Formal Clothing shows, “casual clothing makes [students] think less abstractly and more concretely — useful for completing tasks focusing on details.” Sweatpants undoubtedly satisfy this “casual clothing” protocol. The unrestricted, movement-allowing design of sweatpants allows students to study for extended periods of time without discomfort. In addition, sweatpants give an opportunity for exercise breaks, which are especially helpful for kinesthetic learners.

Light Jackets

Alyson Murray ’19 dresses for school in her black Uniqlo down jacket.

Face the cold mornings, before your 7:45 exams, by wearing a light down jacket. These compactable, lightweight coats are both warm and easy to travel with. Rather than wearing a heavy sweatshirt, keeping this type of jacket on while you’re studying can prove beneficial. “I leave my light jacket on all day in school because the building can be very cold sometimes,” Abigail Ross ’19 said. Studying in environments that are too hot or cold can be distracting, so wearing light jackets is a great trick for better concentration.

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