Clothes!

<p>I'm from Florida and I am not used to cold weather at all. I've never even seen snow. I'm wondering what kind of clothes I should buy for the winters in Philadelphia, and where I can get them. Any suggestions?</p>

<p>It will be relatively warm when you arrive. It might be best to buy your winter clothes after you arrive. A warm pair of waterproof boots and a winter jacket will be in order. If you are like my kid, you'll just wear hoodies a lot (even under that winter jacket).</p>

<p>North Face. Different layers.</p>

<p>I would buy winter clothing after you get to Philly. Weatherproof jackets would help, and make sure not to go around with just swimming suits on. :p</p>

<p>What? people at penn just walk around naked all day...</p>

<p>Thick sweatpants are helpful... otherwise, consider getting some sweaters, hoodies, long sleeve shirts, etc. Most helpful is the winter coat, of course. A few years back I bought myself these sweet ear muffs called 1080s... they are like $35.00 at Macy's around here, they keep your ears warm even when it gets down to 10° out, and they fold up to fit in your pocket without taking up much room at ALL.</p>

<p>I have one of those Northface winter jackets that can combine with a Northface fleece. Together they are an unstoppable force and I've never felt cold outside (and I live down south).</p>

<p>After freshman year my son requested a wool overcoat- a dressier item of clothing than he normally used as outerwear. He had an off-campus job at a law firm, and wanted to look somewhat professional, and the thing was WARM. I wouldn't bother with one freshman year, though.</p>