Vermont (in all four seasons) is a beautiful state. The winter, with its pristine snow, cold weather sports and outdoors culture, all combine to make a veritable winter wonderland. While the winter can be a great time to enjoy the outdoors, one wrong outfit choice can turn an outdoor adventure into a freezing nightmare. With college friends, these types of adventures tend to be spontaneous, which can add to the challenge of getting dressed in the morning.
This week’s Fashionisto is wearing a great outfit both for class and fun in the snow. First and foremost, he is wearing a weatherproof gray jacket to keep him warm. This is a no-nonsense jacket made for cold weather. When preparing for weather that changes at the drop of a dime, a hood and multiple pockets can be lifesavers. He partners this coat with a pair of khakis, a great neutral alternative to jeans. While khakis aren’t the best for cold, wet weather, they can add a touch of class to an outfit. His accessories also exude style without being over the top. His L.L.Bean boots are left untied to provide ventilation to his feet in warm classrooms or buildings, but can be laced up all the way to guard against deep snow. Finally, he adds a pair of classic Wayfarer sunglasses. With all the snow we’ve been getting recently, snow glare can be blinding. These wayfarers help to protect his eyes without compromising any of his style.
Hint: Sometimes when choosing an outfit it can be all too easy to only focus on the style. When dressing for extreme weather, make sure all the elements are able to perform double duty; protecting you from the elements and maintain your cool. Classic silhouettes, like a wayfarer, are a great way to stay fashionable while guarding against whatever nature might throw at you.