LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Fleece, Flannel And Everything In Between

Let's Hear it for the Boys

Unlike Elsa From Disney’s Frozen the cold REALLY bothers me and it doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. The bipolar March weather has led students to yet again break out their winter gear that a week ago was pushed far into the depths of closets everywhere. With spring break right around the corner, I will be saying my prayers for warmer weather ahead, because let’s be honest I need a serious tan. While I wait for my prayers to come true, I spotted my neighbor and winter Fashionisto layering flannel and fleece to absolute perfection.

He starts off his warm outfit with a classic gray Hanes thermal shirt. A thermal or flannel shirt is a great base to keep in as much heat has possible while walking in between classes. The material is also just thin enough for you to not be too overheated while listening to those daunting lecture classes with 300 of your closest friends. He continues his layering with a fleece Columbia vest. In my closet, I personally own more vests than I can count because vests make for the perfect ‘in between’ accessory. Vests can be worn under heavy jackets like this Fashionisto, or paired with a simple T-shirt depending on the conditions. Finally, he tops his comfy look with a huge forest green Carhartt jacket. Carhartt jackets are the bulkiest jackets to ever be produced by mankind, but provide wearers with ultimate protection from the cold. Whether you are more of a peacoat guy or prefer the warmth of a sporty North Face jacket, just be sure to buddle up with a heavy coat.

On his bottom half this Fashionisto wears a bleached cowboy cut pair of Wrangler jeans. Don’t be ‘that guy’ in shorts in sub-freezing temperatures, be sure to wear a heavy jean or cozy sweat pant to keep out the cold. Finally, he keeps his feet nice and dry in a pair of Ariat cowboy boots. Make sure to keep those toes warm with a pair of thick socks and you will be ready to face the frozen temperatures with ease.

Hint: Take notes from this Fashionisto and utilize your winter jackets, vests and everything in between. Layering will be your key to success when braving the wintery conditions. Plus, we only get to wear these items two out of the twelve months of the year, so show your parents that is was definitely a good idea to buy that hundred dollar coat!


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