Accessories Report

Don’t let the cold bring you down! Although the temperature here in Waltham has seemed to reach what we would like to call an all-time low, it doesn’t mean that all colors from our outfits need to fade away. Just as this week’s Fashionista has done, bright colors can be incorporated into our wardrobes, no matter how cold the weather gets. As seen here, not only can bright colors be incorporated through clothing items, but they can also be incorporated through accessories to add an additional level of interest to your outfit.

The absolute foundation of any warm-weather outfit lies in the sweater. This week, our Fashionista wore a brightly-colored, long-sleeve sweater as her base. She chose a bright blue primary color as the focus of her outfit, which is an instant hit. But to add on to such a great color, her sweater covets elbow pads, a complete must for anyone who is trying to stand out in their warm clothes this winter.

If you like this week’s Fashionista’s sweater, then try this one from ASOS. The fun heart-shaped elbow pads will add that seemingly lost sense of fun from anyone’s wardrobe, without being too out-there. That way, it still remains very easy pair without absolutely anything without being too similar with what everyone else on campus is wearing.
If you like the buckle look that this Fashionista is wearing, then check out these boots by Steve Madden and this oversized tote from Urban Outfitters. Buckles are a great way to update any outfit without hitting the bank too hard. Lastly, finish off your outfit with some bright arm candy. If you like this Fashionista’s use of the evil eye, be sure to look at this bracelet by Jennifer Zeuner. If it’s unexpected pops of color you’re after, this cuff by DANNIJO or Chan Luu might be exactly what you’re looking for.

No matter what you’re look is this winter, just remember: buckles go a long way. And if you’re trying to make your outfit stand out among others in the cold, metallics and color are the way to go!

Spotted: Marc Jacobs incorporated rhinestone buckles in his fall 2012 runway show.


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