For those adhering to the academic calendar, the unavoidable end-of-summer bummer never shows up without a silver lining or two. For some, it's the return of primetime television. For others, it's all about the seasonal beverages. But, for most of us, it's the sheer enjoyment of busting out those cozy, chunky knits and chic leather boots after months of only denim cut-offs and white tees.
Unfortunately, it seems our city hasn't got the memo. We're nearing October, and it's actually sweltering out there — which makes kicking off the school year in anything resembling a classic style a bit of a sartorial challenge. Clearly, ignoring the weather and wearing your new cropped trench is not an option when your entire body is going to transform into a sweaty mess as soon as you step out of your air-conditioned apartment.