CollegeFashionista X Macy’s: mstylelab at The University of Wisconsin

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As the snow trickles down and the roads become icy, all I want to do is bundle up in my fuzzy robe and watch Christmas movies. I want to wrap my hands around a giant mug of hot cocoa and swirl a candy cane in it. I want to look out to the snow as it settles on the mounds of glistening pre-fallen snow. However, that’s not all the Holiday season is about. The winter months are about skiing, snowboarding and making snow angels. The Holidays are about dressing up festively, glitz to glam, head to toe. You want to look elegant without screaming Santa. You want to have a delicate shimmery touch without being a Christmas tree. Heck, even frosty has his own way to be fashionable with his top hat and carrot nose! For my Macy’s inspired looks I brought in the festive feel, with a chic vibe.

Representing your school is always a winner. I’ve overlaid a red blazer on a white Wisconsin V-neck. This one from mstylelab is a perfect essential for grabbing when heading to class. This blazer goes great with anything from the classroom to heading to a presentation for class.

I am all about comfort and yoga pants are my go-to. There are ways to make this staple more fashion forward like I did pairing with a structured blazer. Hue makes a handful of styles that still look like actual pants but are really legging material.

I brought the tan boots in for the pop, because obviously you can never get enough pizzazz. At Wisconsin, I am always looking to stand out and taking fashion risks with footwear and accessories.

For my second look, I have taken a play off of the Christmas tree – the green contrasting the lights. This street sign green contrasts great off of the white snow. This loose-fitting sheer shirt provides comfort in addition to the yoga pants. On the other hand, the subtle heals are in vogue. Throw on a black blazer to make it a bit more like the business casual look or slip on a pair of skinny jeans if you find comfort in those, I know I don’t! I put my bangs back with a twist and a few pins to add to the look in addition to a simple chain wrapping around my neck. Including simple touches like those always completes an outfit. Try a little lip color for a day to night change.

This last look is my favorite. A full-covered dress is always a holiday favorite. Who wants to see skin-slipups at holiday parties? Not me. Furthermore, I picked this coral color (that is huge this season) over a subtle white for some color pop to this polka-dot overlay. The fit of this dress is amazing – a flattering one-size-fits all, draping with elegance and class. This Calvin Klein dual-fabric sweater is essential for this season. A warm look with the leather front bodice gives the whole outfit an edge. Lastly, I threw on a pair of gold-wedged heals for some more holiday shine. The nude snakeskin gives the outfit sophistication with subtleness, perfect to mix and match with any fashion-forward look. You could always throw on a pair of black or nude tights if you’ll be outside, but this works great for a holiday party!

The Holidays are brought upon by a change in weather from fall to winter. Just as that, it only seems fitting to go from snuggling on the couch, to snow boarding, then jumping into a hot bath before a holiday party. While dressing for the weather, let’s not forget that Frosty is out in the cold, yet only wearing a scarf! If style means being a little chilly during the Holidays, so be it, but then again, why not purchase a cute cardigan or a pair of tights to complete any and every look? It’s never too late to dress for the weather, and what better way than to do it with style? ‘Tis the season and Happy Holidays!

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