STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Skirting The Topic

Style Advice of the Week

As Valentine’s Day looms on the calendar and temperatures yo-yo up and down, Carolina girls are capitalizing on every possible opportunity to strut their stuff. They wisely exile their hoodies, sweatpants and other flagrant articles of indifference to the backs of their closets in lieu of more modish combos, like oversized sweaters and skinny jeans or A-line dresses and tights. As women peacock around the cobblestone catwalks, one thing is clear: the spirit of sartorial effort is resurrecting here on campus.

In fact, this Fashionista constituted a revival in herself. While scouting campus, I caught a glimpse of her skirt in my periphery and immediately fell in love. The high-waisted piece is the highlight of her outfit and gushes femininity. Yet, the modest knee-length hemline precludes this Fashionista’s clothing from coming across as too brazen for the season. Her flyaway cardigan also lends a layer of warmth and practicality, with the wool texture providing a complementary contrast to the rich hue of her skirt.

A sheer, eggplant-colored blouse enhances the cardigan and makes for a smart pairing. The button-down front creates a cool, casual look whereas sweet, minimalist accessories add charm. This Fashionista’s silver key necklace and pearl studs are absolutely adorable and don’t detract from the focal point of her attire, or from those lovely stems, which are coolly planted in lace-up platforms. Of note, cognac-colored Oxford heels would function as a chic alternative.

While winter tends to raise the stakes for Fashionistas, this fashion maven hit the jackpot. So, if you want to up the ante this week, roll the dice with her look: a bold skirt, textured cardigan and simple accessories.

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