Faced with slushy, icy terrain on the Monday morning commute, students broke out bulky jackets and the occasional pair of moon boots. Shorts and flip-flops, which have been spotted around campus throughout the mild winter months, were definitely out.
The cold snap brought confusion to some students' outfits.
"Sunday, I saw people running around in shorts, jumping in the snow and not knowing what to do," said Gabriel M. Scheinmann '08.
Ms. Briskman and Ms. Black are members of a small but influential clan of New Yorkers, mostly young, who in a week when temperatures plunged to the 20's ignored sullen skies and stinging winds and, along with them, conventional notions of dressing for the season. Sure, some wore leggings, granddaddy sweaters, chunky boots and jeans, but mainly to set off their filmy tops and flowery dresses.