I remember my first snow day in Boston. There was enough snow to have classes cancelled, make snow angels, throw snowballs and build snowmen. Unfortunately, how to dress for the snow was a bit of a mystery. Being from the south, these were not weather conditions that I had much experience with. Consequently, staying warm was the only thing on my mind and looking stylish was of no concern. It’s safe to say that I was making no fashion statement when I wore bright red sweatpants tucked into plaid snow boots. You, however, do not have to be a victim of this same crime. After seeing plenty of well-dressed students in Boston over our blizzard weekend, I know that we can all look stylish while trekking through piles of snow.
Today’s Fashionista shows that blizzards are no excuse to look sloppy. With the help of some practical and cute accessories, she is managing to keep warm. On the top half, she is sporting a practical and stylish jacket with a great fur-trimmed hood. She is also bundled up under a long scarf and grey knit cap.
Even though the weather is dismal, it is still bright enough to need sunglasses. This Fashionista is donning the perfect sized pair of tortoiseshell shades. She has also brightened her look up with a lovely shade of lipstick. Even if there is a snow storm, you can still wear your favorite shade of lipstick. If the weather is bringing you down, then brighten your mood with a fun color, like this Funny Face Semi-Matte Lipstick from NARS.
This Fashionista’s layering continued to the base of her outfit. She is wearing a great pair of buff colored snow boots with her thick gray socks sticking out. The socks make her jeans and shoes look less muddled together and provide more visual interest.
Dealing with the aftermath of a blizzard (which is basically large piles of snow everywhere and some slush puddles) can definitely be done in style. Take some hints from today’s Fashionista and layer an extra long scarf over your go-to jacket. If you’ve got a solid knit hat, throw that on with a pair of oversized sunglasses. Snow boots might not be necessary anymore, but try letting some thick socks stick out of a pair of ankle booties. Finally, finish off your winter-chic outfit with a fun shade of lipstick that will stand out amongst the snow.
Spotted: In BCBGMAXAZRIA’s fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection, the models are donning chic winter looks that include both fur and knit caps.