ACCESSORIES REPORT: Be Bold When Skies Are Gray

Accessories Report

With subzero temperatures affecting most of the country recently, venturing into the arctic tundra seemed nearly impossible snuggled in our beds over break. But now that classes have resumed, it’s time to get out from under our covers and dive head first onto campus, even if that means braving the cold weather. Bundling up doesn’t mean sacrificing style. Every Fashionista or Fashionisto needs their winter accessories for warmth, which is essential during these upcoming winter months.

This Fashionista caught my eye walking through campus with her vibrant scarf and chunky sweater guarding against the chill. Cheetah print is everywhere and sporting it on her scarf balances out the other neutral colors she is wearing. The mustard yellow of her sweater also gives her a pop of color and transitions well from fall and into the spring season.

Give a chance to bolder tops and accessories in these gray times and keep the rest of your outfit neutral by pairing it with tall, brown riding boots or a minimalistic, camel shoulder bag like this Fashionista. For a jacket, try something besides the basic winter puff, such as an unexpected color, graphic print or the military style, like this Fashionista chose. The fur collar and longer length does double duty by keeping her warm and chic.

If you want some jewelry to add some detail to your outfits, try a pair of big studded earrings or a simple watch or ring that won’t get in the way of all your extra clothing this season.

While winter may bring cold weather, it also brings a chance to switch up your wardrobe. So hold on, keep warm and stay stylish because it will be spring before you can break in those new pieces you got over the holidays!

Spotted: Sleek, neutral color bags were seen on 3.1 Phillip Lim’s spring 2014 collection, and equalize the bigger prints and textures seen on the runways.

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