STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Bold Coats For Gray Days

Style Advice of the Week

It is 7:00 am and the dreaded alarm starts beeping. You drag yourself out of your cozy bed and feel your feet touch the cold floor. As your body slowly warms up to the idea of class at this hour, the last of your concerns is how to look stylish for your 8:00 am lecture. We’ve all been there—or at least I know I have. Fashion in the winter can be a challenge for even the most savvy of Fashionistas and Fashionistos. It can be hard not to let the gray days permeate your wardrobe, and sometimes, even the cutest of outfits is masked by the comfort of the ubiquitous, black puffer coat. But just when I think I can’t possibly stomach another pair of UGGs paired with leggings, I find a gem like today’s Fashionista.

The star of this ensemble is without a doubt her plaid coat. The shape of this piece has the feel of a cape but with the much-needed utility of sleeves. Also notice the red lining that peeks out from underneath, adding visual interest and a touch of the unexpected. With this bold foundation, it makes sense that this Fashionista keeps the rest of her outfit pared down. Her oversized, crocodile tote matches her black, lace-up booties perfectly while also picking up on the black present in her coat. All in all, this classic Fashionista gives me hope for the winter months to come.

A bold coat is all you need to keep the winter fashion doldrums at bay. Today’s Fashionista opted for a classic, plaid print that is very reminiscent of a Burberry style. Try your hand at plaid or go with a bold hue, like this orange number. With this eye-catching staple, the rest of your outfit will be cake. A pair of skinny jeans tucked into boots is the ultimate complement. To add a bit more excitement to your look, invest in a classic yet flashy tote rather than the typical backpack. And just like that, you are ready to go. With a few key pieces, your style will fight off those winter blues while also brightening the fashion landscape at your campus.

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