Style Advice of the Week

As the semester is winding down and the winds are getting brisk, campus fashion is toned down with dark hues and lots of layers. These days, it’s tough to spot a Fashionista that isn’t bundled from head to toe in warm coats and pretty winter accessories. If you’re in search for the perfect winter layering piece, you can find it in this trend report—the beloved down vest. During this cold season, puffer vests are a hot commodity on campus.

This Fashionista combines two of my favorite trends: puffer vests and the color maroon. She is wearing a chambray button-down with a navy vest for added warmth. Colored denim has been a popular alternative to basic blue jeans that have survived multiple seasons, and I love her take on the trend with maroon colored jeans. She is, of course, prepared for the snowfall at any point with her black rain boots.

Instead of the classic puffer vest, this Fashionista opts for the quilted variety. I like this choice because it adds more of a fashion feel to the garment than the more classic, athletic look. If classic is your style, Gap and UNIQLO have some great options and J.Crew has beautiful choices for the quilted variety. A down vest is a great addition to any wardrobe because it can be worn as a light jacket in the fall or for more active outdoor use in the winter. In search of the perfect hat to go with a vest? Look no further than this cozy maroon pom hat. It’s time to get down with the vest of them.


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