Style Advice of the Week

As the weather turns frightful, many students complement Mother Nature’s icy mood with dark neutral colors. Temperatures dip down into the teens and students begin to pull out their heaviest, black winter jackets to help battle the frigid winds. Standing out in a swarm of dark puffy marshmallows is easy if you sport a brightly colored coat, but what if you’re one of those dark marshmallows?

This Fashionista caught my eye because her eclectic style transforms the basic black jacket. A burst of color and a wild print bring life to her ensemble without sacrificing warmth. Her hot pink Dr. Martens and matching backpack brighten up her look and pop against her dark jacket. To balance the bold pink accents, she wears a fierce pair of cheetah print leggings, which act as a neutral and give off a fun vibe. She pulls her hair back into a chic sock bun to avoid the hassle with her hood, and finishes off her look with a pair of hoop earrings. This Fashionista defeats Mother Nature’s challenge to dull winter fashion and does so while wearing the stereotypical black winter jacket (take that Mother Nature).

As exemplified by this Fashionista, accessories are great ways to incorporate color and prints into your neutral winter outfits. Strut around in a pair of bright combat boots like this Fashionista, or for a more subtle approach, try wearing brown or black boots with printed socks peeking out from the top. Complement your inevitable red nose and cheeks with a colored knit headband and a scarf for added warmth. If you want to bring a laid back feel to your outfit, throw on a slouchy beanie (bonus, it’ll keep your head and ears warm)! Winter accessories help paint the mundane gray atmosphere while keeping you cozy and stylish. Spice up your cold weather ensemble like coffee shops spice up their steaming holiday beverages and let fashion triumph Mother Nature.

Check out this eBay collection for more cold weather wear inspiration. My eBay collections were curated as part of the CollegeFashionista and eBay collaboration with Style Coalition #FOLLOWITFINDIT


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