When I walk around the freezing MU campus in the winter and notice some students still sporting shorts or dresses without tights I cringe. I shiver just at the thought of it. I am always freezing. When I get dressed in the mornings I think about what I can wear to keep warm while staying stylish. The temperatures dropped to single digits this week on our Dallas campus, forcing everyone to finally bundle up.
I love when I run into other students dressed as wintery as I tend to do. Decked out from head to toe in hats, scarves, gloves and boots, it’s nice to know I’m not the only one fighting off the bitter winds. This Fashionista saw the piles of snow on the ground and embraced it with her wardrobe. Her deep green military jacket and blush pink accessories definitely kept her warm walking from class to class. Paired with simple black jeans and strappy booties she makes staying warm look effortless.
This Fashionista is the perfect inspiration when it comes to dressing to impress while battling the winter temps. Trust me, I know how hard it is to find something fabulous to wear when it seems impossible to make it to math class at the crack of dawn, let alone in a chic ensemble. Her thick military coat is what attracted my attention the most. If you’re interested in trying out this trend for yourself check out the Vintage Military Jacket from Madewell. The olive color will allow you to break up your usual black and brown options. American Eagle Outfitters also offers a military jacket featuring a cinched waist. The hood would also be a great addition for when snow or rain attack. If a more sophisticated piece is what you had in mind, check out Zara’s Woollen Military Coat. The charcoal color would make for a great staple piece.
So, before you think style has to be sacrificed in order to keep warm this season, ditch the go-to hoodie and sweats and style on in military threads.
Spotted: Emilio Pucci gives a big emphasis to military pieces in his resort 2013 collection. I think that speaks for itself: military staples are here to stay.