Fashion Tips and Ideas for BYU-Idaho | It’s COLD Up There!
Written by Sorel Rogers — Lessons learned AFTER her first year of college at BYU-I.
As exciting as it is to move away to college… packing for a whole new climate is hard!
What clothes do I need to pack for college at BYU-Idaho?
Living in South Carolina means I don’t really know anything about snow or living in freezing temperatures so moving to Rexburg, Idaho was quite a shock for my southern acclimated self. These are some of the must-have clothing items that I learned I needed for school at BYU-Idaho.
Before I left for school I bought some really expensive really fancy snow boots only to learn that I would not be trudging through snow nearly as often as I thought. The campus is relatively small and extremely well maintained. They always salt, most the sidewalks are heated, and there’s never any ice on the sidewalks. I found myself wearing my riding boots more than anything. They are cute while still functional for the minor amounts of snow and slush, and they keep your feet warm.
Rexburg is cold. Very cold. And your feet will get cold and they will hurt if you don’t have warm thick socks to protect. Fuzzy colorful socks are my preferred type of sock.
They keep the buildings very well heated and it tends to be a little too hot inside when you’re dressed for the freezing temperatures outside. I bought a ton of sweaters before I moved out there and I ended up mostly wearing t-shirts and jackets that I could take off when I got to class. Not to mention you always have to dress modestly so if you’ve got a sweater you want to take off you’ll still want something with sleeves underneath.
4. Beanies $8
Other than being super cute beanie hats are really functional too. They keep your head warm, but they’re small so they can be taken off and put anywhere, since the school doesn’t allow hats indoors.
At BYUI there are many times when church dress is needed. At least twice of week for church and devotional and when it’s negative degrees outside you don’t want to be in a short skirt. I had sweater leggings I loved that I would wear underneath a maxi skirt with boots to keep warm while still being in appropriate church dress.
Leggings and tights are great to go underneath pants or skirts when you need and extra layer. My favorites were my sweater leggings from American Eagle.
Going along with the need to wear church dress often sometimes you don’t want to wear the brightly colored winter coat. I bought a black peacoat that could still keep me warm and be functional, but was good for when I needed to
dress up. They’re also cute paired with a nice blanket scarf.
Trust me. WORTH THE COST.
The coat I use at school is the North Face Cinnabar Triclimate Jacket in black and it is by far my most favorite thing. It has an insulated inner layer and a windbreaker outer layer and you can take them apart based on the weather outside. Not only is it cute and not too bulky but it really kept me warm in the freezing Rexburg weather.