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College Tees designed by the students of the respective discipline can be quite interesting, but nerdy. The outfit inspiration with college T-shirt in this post features the movement of air masses, which will be explained as well as tips how to style a graphic Tee.

  1. Student Designed College Tees
  2. Large Orders Make Custom-made Tees More Affordable
  3. An Accidental Outfit
  4. What’s A Mirrage?
  5. What’s a Conveyor Belt?
  6. Looking posh in a graphic Tee and BF jeans
  7. Outerwear must be styled too

Students Designed College Tees

Do you remember when I talked about the annual students’ competition regarding the design of the departmental T-shirt of the year. In case, you missed it and for my new reader, here is the link to the post that describes the competition for designing a college T-shirt. In today’s outfit, I am wearing one of these departmental T-shirts with my new consignment score, skinny jeans.

Large Orders Make Custom-made Tees More Affordable

I am usually not a big fan of T-shirts and college T-shirts. However, I always buy the departmental T-shirt to help lowering the price of the T-shirts as they become more affordable for the students when more T-shirts are ordered. I typically just put them in the “memorable drawer.”

Another possibility would be a print-on-demand option.

An Accidental Outfit

However, this morning I realized that the colors of this T-shirt’s mirage over the Alaska Range have the same colors as some of the flowers in my floral blazer. Yeah! I had my OOTD! I just paired them with my studded red pumps and new J Brand skinnies.

influencer in skinny jeans, floral blazer, printed top
Notations floral blazer, J Brand skinny jeans, top with fata morgana print



These skinnies are my most recent score in a local consignment store. They were brand new, never worn and still had the tags on! Such things often happen in Fairbanks. Someone is out of state and buys something for someone else and it does not fit. Then to cut their losses people sell them in a local consignment store. Needless to say, skinnies are an Alaskan classic.

What’s a mirage?

The Tee shows mirages. Mirages are often visible in spring and fall over the Alaska Range. They form when the surface heats strongly and so does the air in a thin layer above the surface. This process leads to a density inversion with a layer of lower density being underneath an air layer with higher density (the colder air). Of course such conditions are highly unstable and do not stay long. However, under these conditions the sun rays get deflected at the layers of different density. Consequently, one sees the objects, in this case the mountains, mirrored upside down.

What’s a Conveyor Belt?

The cardigan in the look below is also a great conseignment score. The color called my name. It’s perfect with the scarf and this college shirt that shows a  conveyor belt. Conveyor belt is not a new brand’s newest and hottest spring trend, and not the name of the it belt of the season. It even has only indirectly something to do with Henry Ford‘s genius idea of producing cars. In meteorology, the term conveyor belt refers to how air masses of different temperature and moisture state move in an extra-tropical cyclone, i.e. a mid-latitude low pressure system, in its maturing state. In such a system, typically three distinct large air streams exist called the warm, cold, and dry conveyor belts.


stylist in college Tee cardigan and jeans
London Jeans BF jeans, Christian Louboutain pumps, Ethnic belt, college T-shirt with graphic print, cashmere cardigan, Festina watch, statement bangle, Ray Ban sunglasses and printed silk scarf (all own)


The conveyor belts transport air horizontally and vertically. In the northern hemisphere, the warm conveyor belt transports subtropical warm, moist air northward. As warm, moist air is lighter than cold air, the warm conveyor belt gradually lifts the warm, moist air over the cold air north of the low toward the 300hPa level. There, the warm conveyor belt turns east and joins the upper level jet stream. Concurrently, the movement of air around the upper level low pulls the warm conveyor belt to the west. Thus, the warm conveyor belt looks like a S, which often is visible in satellite imagery in the high level clouds. The cold conveyor belt moves form north of the warm front clockwise into the upper level west winds. Note that observations are counter-dictionary regarding the existence of the cold conveyor belt. The dry conveyor belt exists for continuity reasons. When air is lifted, air must sink elsewhere. Since the upper levels of the troposphere are usually dry and cold, this sinking air produces the cloud-free area behind the low that one also can see in satellite imagery.

Looking posh in a graphic Tee and BF jeans

What does the conveyor belt have to do with my outfit? The graphic Tee I am wearing in this post visualizes this movement of air schematically in a 3D illustration. Here I am wearing the “conveyor belt” T-shirt with my BF jeans, white pumps, and fuchsia cashmere cardigan. Y The silk scarf picks up the fuchsia of the cardigan, and the black, and turquoise of the print. Thus, it plays an elemental role in pulls the look together. Interested in the history of the graphic Tees?


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Photos: G. Kramm

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