Classes have officially ended and DePaul University’s highly anticipated six-week winter break has begun. The barren campuses are a result of wind and weather that forces students into hiding and hibernation. Amid the stark Loop campus, I spotted today’s Fashionista whose outerwear and accessories caused commotion and halted traffic.
Everyone is familiar with the dreadful “sleeping bag” coat. Large, puffy and unforgiving, the jacket can even dwarf and fatten a Fashionista with a model bod. The trick to staying warm and stylish in a long puffy coat? Belt it and accessorize accordingly. Today’s Fashionista avoids the employable snowman look by selecting a slim jacket with a fur trim hood and a tight, high waisted belt. The puffer jacket is the perfect way to stay warm and look hot during Chicago’s infamously cold winters. Wrap yourself in a warm puffer and complement the look with bold accessories. I love the collaboration of multiple winter trends into one unique look; countryside class meets urban street chic. Today’s Fashionista freshens the city and inspires those to explore their inner hunter/fisherman/equestrian, while remaining practical in a winter worthy black jacket.
The fashion maven sports masculine trends by pairing a plaid scarf and trooper style hat with matching riding boots. The lovely lady's cat eye shades add femininity to the look and contrast against her dark locks flowing from under her trendy cap. The trooper hat is a definite favorite and the fur trim adds to the appeal by corresponding with the Fashionista’s belted puffer coat's fur collar, her Ralph Lauren wool plaid fringe scarf and DSW’s Unisa Terena riding boots.
Any Fashionista can get this look by selecting the proper outwear and extras. This season, do not say no to the puffer jacket in fear of looking like the oversized Michelin Man. There are many stylish options such as the Juicy Couture nylon puffer coat, Neiman Marcus faux fur puffer coat or the affordable Ivanka Trump faux fur, collared puffer coat. Interested in a trooper style hat? Visit here, for a variety of stylish aviator and trooper caps. Select a hat with fur trim like today’s Fashionista or further embrace the countryside style by choosing the tweed sherpa lined trooper hat, both under $30!
Don’t let the winter winds challenge your sense of style, instead take the cold by storm in a fitted puffer and trendy hat, scarf and gloves!