“It’s too cold for you here… so let me hold both your hands in the holes of my sweater.” And with those misplaced, pop lyrics I introduce to you sweater weather. With the freezing, near zero temperatures here in New York, the spring semester has finally started at Stony Brook University. One of the biggest problems that college students face is how to dress to deal with the extreme weather as they travel from class to class. You have to wear just enough layers to last you through the freezing journey, but not too many or you’ll be sweating through lecture. In a season full of puffy outwear, it was therefore a shock to see this Fashionisto roaming campus without a coat. But with a layering job well done, he caught my eye from afar.
On top, this Fashionisto chose to rock a thick, navy blue sweater. Being that this sweater was made out of wool, it protected him from the cold without being too bulky of a piece. Peeking from underneath his knit sweater was a plaid button-down that not only provided extra warmth but also a great contrast. I enjoyed how the different, vibrant colors of the plaid shirt provided for a convergent piece of the outfit. This Fashionisto cleverly styled his outfit around his button-down and that gave him leeway to experiment with many colors such as those of his bottoms.
For his bottoms, this Fashionisto wore a pair of brown corduroy pants that were folded over his boots. These bottoms fit perfectly into the color theme of his outfit, as did his accessories. He chose a pair of magenta boots and also a navy blue and dark green scarf. I also loved his tote bag, a beautiful gray and sky blue color!
Hint: In extreme cold temperatures, it is essential that we dress in not only a stylish way, but also to protect ourselves. Make sure to wear lots of layers and accessories such as gloves, scarves and hats. Also make sure to wear fabrics, such as wool, that retain your heat and keep out the cold. It is freezing outside, so choose your fabrics wisely!