It officially reached -12 degrees this week in Syracuse. Everyone and their brother posted screenshots of the gloomy forecasts, sent selfies in giant fur hoods (guilty) and tweeted about falling face-first on black ice (also guilty). And while this is nothing new, it sure is exciting to see how creative people get bundling up. I’ve seen it all this week — from floor-length coats, to snow pants and even rumors of ski masks, we like to keep it interesting when the weather makes it hard to get out of bed.
Take tips from this Fashionista, who kept her Polar Vortex getup particularly simple. With sorority recruitment in full swing, she decided to proudly display her letters while still staying warm in a crewneck sweatshirt from Something Greek. A pair of classic blue jeans, puffy parka from The North Face and thick Sorel boots make sure our Fashionista is warm and on-trend even below freezing temperatures.
Just because it’s the season where we can’t feel our fingers doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice our personal style! Add something extra to your outfit to show winter who’s boss. In a minty green infinity scarf with gold-flecked details from Urban Outfitters, our Fashionista does double duty in this season’s popular style. a pair of Ray-Ban aviators makes sure you’re prepared for the bright winter sun and reminds us that summer is just a few, snowy months away. In the meantime, we’re just fine walking in a winter wonderland!
Spotted: Undercover, the sought-after label spearheaded by the elusive designer Jun Takahashi, featured the occasional yet essential scarf in its knitwear-laden fall 2010 ready-to-wear collection. Inspired by the realistic, anti-glamour lifestyle, Takahashi transformed outerwear into something we actually want to wear.