It's rare to find a girl on campus with the urban edge of this week's Fashionista. People are pulling out their jackets and boots, as we've just had our first flurry of the season, and I'm loving so many of the jackets bustling around. This Fashionista caught my eye, however, because of her asymmetrical wool jacket, sharp black boots and fingerless gloves. Her look screamed punk rock, but the pleats in her jacket and long flowy hair perfectly incorporated feminine touches to her look. To get the lowdown on pulling off a girly yet edgy, I made sure this Fashionista gave me the scoop.
Name: Rosalee MacKinnon
Major: Public Relations and Journalism
CollegeFashionista: What are your favorite accessories for winter time?
Rosalee MacKinnon: I love wearing winter hats and I think it's the perfect time to wear tights. I love patterned tights and solid black is also a must have.
CF: What do you look for in a cold-weather jacket?
RM: I like to look for length; longer usually means warmer! I also really like collars because they always look classy and when it's windy you can just pop them up to help block out the wind.
CF: What's your go-to item for fall/winter time?
RM: Boots of any and every height and style!
How to: To face the dropping temperatures in style, you'll surely need to invest in a practical, yet stylish jacket. Wool is a great option to beat the cold, and countless designers and stores carry a variety of brands. If you want to stick with a black jacket, make sure to stray away from something your grandmother would wear; look for unique zippers, pleats, appliques or waistlines. For our generation, however, I think that color is key. Search for a coat of high quality—just because it's a fun color doesn't mean it's going to go out of style! Pair your amazing new jacket with a dark skinny jean and your favorite pair of tall leather boots that offer just the right amount of protection from the elements without being too rugged. To finish off your look, and ensure maximum warmth, find a pair of cute and cozy fingerless gloves. They're perfect for strolls around campus and darting between classes.