According to Groundhog Phil, spring is finally underway. According to our radar in the Midwest though, Phil is deceiving us. As we prepare for a second winter storm here in Kansas, students state-wide are desperately wishing for just one more snow day. Or two. Unfortunately for us at K-State though, it’s never going to happen. Which means only one thing–It’s time for us to bundle up in style! This Fashionista is nice and toasty in her oversized, fur hood parka. She’s added a pop of color with her bright red scarf, which happens to complement the color in her snow boots quite nicely. Also complementing her snowshoes well, is her short cream-colored boot socks.
Name: Kasey Dassel
Major: Apparel Marketing
CollegeFashionista: What kind of outerwear do you have on today?
Kasey Dassel: I’m wearing a parka, which is from the Gap, a scarf, also from the Gap, and my snow boots are from Sorel.
CF: What’s your favorite thing to wear during the winter season?
KD: My favorite things to wear are winter accessories, like scarves hats and headbands.
CF: Do you have any fashion essentials for staying warm during these chaotic snow storms?
KD: Oversized sweaters, my parka, snow boots and scarves, scarves and more scarves!
CF: It seems as though many college students forget about their overall appearance when dressing for winter weather. Any advice for staying classy when dressing yourself in preparation for those cold walks to class?
KD: A good coat and winter weather boots have been great for me this winter especially with all of this snow. Adding a scarf to your outfit can definitely add some spice too!
How To: Although it’s not as exciting as slipping into a fun summer dress, styling your wardrobe for winter can still be enjoyable and simple. All you need are layers and layers of layers (have I lost you yet?) Like this Fashionista said, oversized sweaters are a must have for winter. You can layer them over skinny jeans or leggings and pair them with a good snow boot or just regular leather boots. It’s also a good idea to invest in a durable, trendy coat, especially if your weather conditions are even half as bad as those in Kansas at the moment. Last, top off your look by adding a little color with your scarf. You can even add a pair of corresponding mittens to the ensemble.