Style Advice of the Week

We all know how gloomy some of these winter days here in Bloomington can be. When the skies are gray and the temperature is blah, it can be tempting to match your outfit to the weather. Days like this make it easy to blend in with the crowd of black leggings and dark puffy coats (don’t worry, we’re all guilty). So imagine my delight when I spotted a bright cobalt blue coat amidst the crowd of neutrals.

This Fashionista rocked the bright pop of color over tights, lace up boots and metallic gray shorts with a lighter gray top. She kept her outfit relatively simple and monotone underneath, letting the color of the coat really shine.

When it gets cold here, I often forget how helpful tights can be in putting together an outfit.  Tights can be crazy versatile in the winter; wear them with dresses, skirts or as this stylish student shows off, shorts! The metallic fabric in a dark slate shade adds a little shimmer to the ensemble without overdoing it. To imitate her style, try shorts like these in metallic, with added embossing to mix it up a little. This Fashionista’s shoe choice also completes the outfit; showcasing black, pointed-toe lace up boots to top off the look.

Now can we talk about that bag? To. Die. For. Our Fashionista sports a Louis Vuitton tote with gorgeously painted florals around the bag. This purse is the perfect size for carrying class essentials around campus.

The bright colors of the flowers on the purse compliment the blue coat so perfectly. Cobalt is the perfect transition color into spring; it still works for those snow-clad winter days, but looks so bright and fresh on the sunnier days leading up to spring. Wear a coat like hers in the bright hue with darker shades underneath, to make the coat pop. Or try one in another fresh spring color like this oversized coat in a lighter pink shade.

Seeing these pops of color on campus are getting me so excited for spring fashion! I can’t wait to start seeing the floaty dresses and floral everything popping up on stylish students.  For now, we’ll just have to settle for the subtle pops of color, which, hey, we’re OK with!


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