Balancing fashion traits with informal consolation, there are lots of methods incoming Penn State college students might costume for his or her New Pupil Orientation debut, and some Nittany Lions supplied their area of interest tips. 

“It’s going to be scorching exterior,” Kavya Jhaveri stated — advising college students to stay with the basic “shorts and T-shirt” combo.

Breaking down these State Faculty staples, Grace Norris stated she is “workforce athleisure.”

“You [won’t] catch me useless in jean shorts,” Norris (sophomore-marketing) stated.

Mapping her traditional strolling route, Norris stated that each time she walks to the HUB-Robeson Middle she is “drenched and sweating.”

“Some persons are comfy in jean shorts and a cute high,” Norris stated. “Extra energy to them, however I want breathable garments.”

Agreeing with Norris — and sporting a trendy athleisure tank — Magdalene Medvetz “solely put on[s] athletic clothes,” she stated.

From cropped tanks to sweat-wicking shirts, Atharva Kurve stated “athleisure” is most typical.

“The blokes put on 5-inch inseams quite a bit,” Kurve (sophomore-civil engineering) stated, “so that you’ll undoubtedly see these quite a bit round campus.”

Reflecting on the recognition of athletic attire, Chrisly Li advises college students to “put on extra out of doors and strolling garments.”

College students are certain to expertise these tiresome treks alongside campus, so “trainers are form of a should,” Kurve stated, “particularly to ensure you don’t really feel unhealthy after an extended day of strolling.”

Jhaveri (junior-psychology) agreed trainers might come in useful throughout NSO. 

“I really feel like lots of people put on Nike Blazers now,” she stated. Whether or not you need high-top dunkers or low-rise classics, Jhaveri stated the Nike shoe proves to be a preferred and “comfy” decide.

Not a fan? Li (junior-supply chain) suggests slapping on “some sandals” instead.

“I believe there was a variety of change [in fashion] since I used to be a freshman,” Li stated, wanting again at her NSO in 2019. “I got here on the primary day dressed as sensible informal as a result of I actually didn’t know what was taking place. Then I noticed all the opposite women sporting leggings.”

Ahmed Ojha additionally recalled his precise outfit throughout NSO.

“I wore a pink tee and these grey sweatshorts,” Ojha (junior-economics) laughed, pointing to his pants. “It was an thrilling day.”

Factoring in unplanned occurrences, Norris stated college students also needs to put together for State Faculty’s climate whiplash.

“Deliver an umbrella,” Norris stated, warning college students of a sudden storm.

Whereas a majority of the times throughout NSO are “scorching,” Ojha stated “it was cloudy” for him as properly.

“My go-to outfit is a tank high, leggings and sneakers,” Zenia Masani stated. “But when it’s chilly, I’ll throw a sweatshirt on.”

“Proper now, it’s too scorching for that, however then once more, it was actually snowing final week,” Masani (sophomore-risk administration) stated.

For finishing the NSO lookbook, Medvetz (freshman-kinesiology) instructed college students “carry a bookbag on campus.” Serving as a storage for belongings but additionally consolation, Medvetz stated she feels “awkward with out [her] bookbag.”

“A type of cute tote baggage you may throw a laptop computer in could be superb as properly,” Norris stated, explaining how she “need[s] one” and sees them trending on campus.

Regardless of all of those choices, college students ought to beware one bag specifically: the drawstring backpack.

“You’ll die,” Norris stated, emphasizing its discomfort throughout these “sweaty walks.”

Taking these tips into consideration, Ojha encourages NSO college students to “simply put your self on the market, give all the pieces and simply attempt to make pals.”

Whether or not it’s the climate or schedule planning, “if one thing doesn’t go as anticipated, give it a second probability,” Li stated.

Annalie Ayers (freshman-nursing) stated on the finish of the day, it doesn’t matter what college students put on to NSO.

“You might be all in the identical boat.”

Editor’s Notice: Magdalene Medvetz is a former reporter for The Each day Collegian.


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