ACCESSORIES REPORT: Colorful Accents In A Winter Wonderland

Accessories Report

While some campuses across the country are entering their spring semester, here at Midd, we’re halfway through our winter term, which means more fresh snow and subzero temperatures. Most college students will pull on their heavy winter coats and leave stylish outfits in their closet, but not this Fashionista. I was drawn to her by her bright green headphones, but realized that all the colors of her outfit were so bright and cheerful that a photo had to be taken.

Some college students may, when snow blankets the entire campus, keep their outfits looking neutral, with standard gray or black coats to keep them warm in this cold weather. This Fashionista decided to go all out with pops of color in a winter wonderland, and she rocked it.

When you’re walking in the cold from class back to the dorms or the dining hall, you want to walk to your own beat and your own song, and what better way to do that than with some quality, colorful headphones to give life to the white wonderland around you? The green Panasonic headphones that this Fashionista owns does just that, and it’s hard not to be drawn to that pop of color. The more color, the more life your style has, especially when it comes to wintertime in Vermont.

Infinity scarves are very trendy, and the mustard yellow of this Fashionista’s scarf complements both her headphones and her coat. In cold temperatures, infinity scarves can save both your neck and your style, keeping fashion and function together in one great accessory. This is a must-have item, whether or not you go to school in colder climates, because having a scarf like this can add the finishing touch to your look.

This Fashionista’s Anthropologie coat (similar to this coat) is also vibrant with its colors, and the pattern stays true to the Vermont college student style (we’re fans of the plaid and flannel). Her coat essentially draws the eye and becomes the centerpiece of the whole look, again using color to complete her outfit.

Using pops of color to tie a whole look together is a very stylish (and brave) way of combatting the subzero temperatures. If you too find yourself longing for the bright colors of warmer temps, don’t be afraid to pull those colorful clothes out of the closet and wear them with confidence in the cold!

Spotted: The rings that this Fashionista wears are one of a kind – the turquoise ring is from a one-room shop in Mexico, and the silver one has been passed on in the family for decades (how cool is that?), but dazzling cousins of her turquoise ring were featured in the Alexis Bittar spring 2014 accessories show, and in the Lele Sadoughi spring 2014 accessories runway show. Plaid coats appeared at the 10 Crosby Derek Lam fall 2013 ready to wear fashion show.


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