Style Advice of the Week

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is: “how do you survive the freezing Maine winters?” The funny thing, and perhaps even somewhat dangerous to my health, is that I actually rotate a lot of clothes that I have from the fall into the winter. That’s right, folks; you can still find me sporting a tank top in the dead of winter. The trick is to layer! I think it’s much easier than transporting three separate seasons of clothing to and from school. My wardrobe has considerably condensed (although it’s still pretty large). The deceiving thing about layering, though, is that it’s tougher than it looks. I’ll be focusing this post as a how-to in order to start you off.

This Fashionisto does an excellent job layering. His sweater is a perfect basic. I love that his flannel collar pokes out a little. Flipping the sleeves of the flannel over the sweater sleeves shows off the print more and in a perfectly preppy way. The pattern adds a great touch in both places! The colors match perfectly–the blue of the sweater is one of the basic colors in the flannel, but the Fashionisto has incorporated other colors in wearing the patterned shirt. The dark shade is also a great color for the winter.

In keeping with dark colors, for a similar look, match this J.Crew sweater and flannel together! The pine green is perfect for the holidays. If you’re feeling bolder, try a patterned sweater and a plain button-down shirt, like this sweater and this button-down from Topman. The denim shirt will downplay the pattern significantly. Don’t think this look is just for the boys; girls can do it too! Pair this Madewell sweater with a Madewell flannel. Since the red stripes in the flannel are somewhat thin, there isn’t too much red-hot heat in the outfit. The sweater gives an awesome pop, but the dark colors of the flannel tone it down a little.

Whatever your style is, make sure you bundle up and stay warm!


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