- MEGHAN TANSEY WHITTON
1. Rubber boots
Unless you want to live with perpetual trench foot you better get something waterproof on your tootsies. Sideways rain, deep puddles, swampy green-spaces and a winter that’s more wet-and-melty than white-and-fluffy will make your rubbers a welcome outfit staple. Also somehow socially acceptable? Wearing knee high Hunters when there isn’t a cloud in the sky.
Nine out of every 10 Haligonians
3. Wool socks
Continuing with fashion foot notes is a glowing recommendation for
4. Spandex shorts
A helpful accessory for the
5. Rain pants
Forget about packing an umbrella because they do not work in this windy city (again, sideways rain) and invest in some frumpy but functional waterproof pants—because sitting through a three-hour lecture feeling like you just pissed yourself is optional, not unavoidable.
If they made an ankle-length version, I’d take it. See above.
7. Second-hand denim
Tie your many layers of accessories together with the least waterproof material of all, like high-waisted jeans, billowy-in-the-butt Levi’s or a boxy denim coat.
8. Blanket scarf
Perfect for: When it’s too cold to wear your denim jacket but you still do, naps in the library, naps in the coffee shop, naps on the bus, carrying groceries when you forget the Quinpool Superstore is bagless and hiding from that professor you owe a paper to.
9. Pittsburgh Penguins
Sid the Kid is basically a blood relative now, and you’ve gotta support the family.
10. Location-specific graphic tee
Repping your city/province/side of the country on a shirt is now the Nova Scotian equivalent of kissing the cod. And Halifax is a town of many t-shirt entrepreneurs, so get ’em while they’re hot.