Unlike the OC where it never rains (bonus points if you got my reference in the title), students at the University of Alabama have yet to see the sun since returning from Christmas break. When it’s freezing and raining outside it can be hard to muster up any effort to get out from under the covers, much less put together an outfit that is cute and functional for braving inclement weather. However, it doesn’t have to be as hard as you think. The easiest way to elevate a cozy outfit is, you guessed it, accessories.
If you’re not one for jewelry, then take advantage of the cooler months by making statements with pieces that keep you warm and fashionable, like a scarf or a hat. This Fashionista did just that. Her scarf, from Urban Outfitters, is keeping her warm and the light floral pattern brightens her face on this drab day. Scarves are a great way to infuse bright color or pattern to an outfit in the winter when people tend to dress in darker colors.
This Fashionista is also showing her individuality through her footwear. Opting out of rain boots, she is wearing the Steve Madden Troopa boot in brown leather. These boots keep her feet warm and dry, but most importantly round out her outfit. So if you feel like you’re in a tennis shoe or rain boot slump give combat boots a try! They’re versatile throughout all the seasons and, if you find some in a nice quality, will last you forever.
She paired these accessories with an army green sweater and skinny jeans from Forever 21.
Spotted: Chanel featured high-fashion combat boots in their grunge inspired fall 2011 ready-to-wear collection.