We all remember the scene in A Christmas Story when Ralphie’s little brother, Randy, gets overdressed by his mom for school. “I CAN’T PUT MY ARMS DOWN!” is the phrase that embedded Randy’s chunky silhouette into my head. Although Randy looked extremely warm, his mother disregarded the two key components to any great outfit: aesthetics and comfort. This Fashionista could definitely teach Randy’s mom a thing or two about layering. I would have never thought that any Fashionista would want to wear a skirt in this frigid weather, but this Fashionista proved me wrong. She was able to capture all three components in a single look, which caught my attention.
Name: Molly Hutcherson
Major: Fashion Merchandising
CollegeFashionista: So tell me a little about the outfit you have on today.
Molly Hutcherson: Most of my outfit today is from Forever 21. The leggings, jacket and skirt are all from Forever 21. My watch is Michael Kors, my shirt is from Old Navy and I got my boots from Off Broadway Shoes.
CF: What’s your favorite piece of clothing in your closet?
MH: I’d have to say it would either be my riding boots or one of my peacoats.
CF: What are you looking forward to wearing this summer?
MH: Definitely some loose, surfer tank tops and floral headbands.
CF: If you could shop in any city in the world, where would it be?
MH: I guess I would say Paris, France. I’m sure it’s a fun place to shop for some awesome clothes.
How To: Skirts are not synonymous with snowy weather, but fashion norms are meant to be toyed with. Cable knit tights and a pair of riding boots are what helped this Fashionista bare the subzero temperatures, but that’s only half it. A black peacoat should be one of your best friends in the winter; it will be one of the most versatile pieces you ever own. While I prefer to pop the collar of my coat to protect my neck on a windy day, this Fashionista’s cozy, knit scarf added the subtlest hint of color to top off her outfit. Surrounding the skirt with neutral tones made her skirt the focal point of her ensemble, which was a smart idea. Red is an awesome color for the winter because it really goes against all of the gloomy vibes that tend to fill the sky. A gingham plaid button-down fit in the middle of everything so well that it almost went unnoticed. This was an impressive outfit that was unique and really made a statement. Don’t be afraid to rock something because you don’t see everyone else wearing it. Those tend to be the great looks that help you stick out in the crowd, that is, as long as you can put your arms down.