Battling the bitter cold that Northeast winters bring is no easy feat on its own, let alone trying to look good at the same time. But this native upstate New Yorker knows just how to do it. Whether she’s at home for break in New York or in Massachusetts where she attends Bentley University, she must face the cold! She has mastered the art of layering and proves that style doesn’t have to be sacrificed because of dreary weather.
Name: Emily LeBarron
CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing today, Emily?
Emily LeBarron: A black bodycon dress from Urban Outfitters underneath a sheer floral slip from H&M and a jacket that is also from H&M. The boots are by Chinese Laundry and the bag is from Target.
CF: How would you describe your style?
EL: I don’t really have a specific style, I just put on whatever I like and think would be appropriate for the day.
CF: Where do you find inspiration?
EL: I look at Pinterest and Wanelo a lot, and like to look at those looks and then replicate them with less expensive pieces, since I am a college student!
CF: If you could trade closets with anyone, who would it be and why?
EL: Miley Cyrus, because her style has so much variety. She can go from hipster to preppy to edgy, and it always looks good.
CF: What’s one key piece you can’t live without?
EL: Boots! Black and brown tall ones. It’s practically all I wear.
How To: To get Emily’s cold weather, layered look, try layering a sheer dress you probably already have hanging in your closet over a fitted or bodycon dress in a neutral or corresponding color. The fitted dress will give you that extra layer of warmth while still allowing you to wear your favorite warm weather dresses! Throw on a pair of tights or leggings, and don’t forget your shoes! Emily has on a classic pair of tall leather boots, but any type of boot you have will work. From booties to combat boots, you have plenty of options! To complete the look, put a peacoat on over your dresses and don’t forget a simple yet structured leather bag. Remember, every piece of clothing can be worn at any time of the year, just as long as you know how to make it appropriate for the current season.