STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Fashionable And Functional Fur

Style Advice of the Week

Finals are over, but the winter weather is still in full swing. This means that Fashionista/os must pull out his or her coat, wool socks, cute gloves and scarves. Body warmth is of the utmost importance during these chilly months because there is nothing worse than numb hands and toes. One warming feature that has been making appearances on winter coats all over campus is the fur-trimmed hood. This is a great addition to any outerwear piece because it helps keep the wind and snow from completely bombarding your face.

The fur-trimmed hood is also a great bonus because it looks good with basically every color coat. Since they are extremely trendy right now, they are also extremely easy to find. If you like to keep your look sleek and want a classic black coat, look at this versatile Fairbanks parka from Madewell. For more colorful options, take a look at this well insulated Kensington parka from Canada Goose.

Today’s Fashionista is decked out in all of the necessary winter accessories, from her adorable gray gloves to her lace-up brown shoes and yellow scarf. She is also sporting a trendy fur-trimmed hood coat from Urban Outfitters and a vintage red leather Dooney & Bourke bag that she found at a great thrift store called Second Time Around. I love the fact that she is actually wearing her hood up in all of its glory since the fur trim is such a fun aspect to the coat.

For a great winter ensemble like this Fashionista’s, start off with your favorite pair of jeans. A simple, but noticeable touch would be to cuff them like she does. This way you can show off a pair of lace-up booties with some warm socks underneath. On top of a cute blouse, layer a neutral or bold colored fur-trimmed hood coat. Add some solid colored gloves with a feminine touch and a cozy scarf to keep warm.

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