With the return of a February snowfall, the students of Washington State University continue to brave the fashions of an early spring. Although cold weather often leads to a multi-layer ensemble, there are those who maintain hope for the first signs of the upcoming season. Without a doubt, common winter hues such as black, navy and charcoal gray will forever stand as the customary staples. Though despite the simplistic ease of the standard dark shades, I find a pop of color is necessary to brighten the harshest of Pullman’s winter weather. Despite the chic and effortless capabilities of a traditional black ensemble, a cozy, colorful sweater rarely fails to warm your fashion forecast.
Although I stand as a faithful fan of the structured cardigan and turtleneck pullover, I feel a flowing, roomy sweater is a wardrobe necessity. In particular, this week’s Fashionista dons a rich tangerine sweater displaying how a mixture of textures, accessories and colors can create a standout look. Upon spotting this week’s Fashionista, I was instantly surprised by her lack of layers. Although I later learned she was heading straight to the warmth of her car, I remained impressed by the confidence shown of her on-the-go efforts.
Alongside her fluid sweater from Free People, this Fashionista wears her vintage blue jeans and a pair of distressed Frye boots. My favorite aspect of this Fashionista is her ability to coordinate an aesthetically balanced look. The mixture of orange, the blue denim and the worn brown leather portrays a subtle take on a modern yet bohemian look. In regards to accessories, this Fashionista dons a beaded necklace from none other than Forever 21 as well as a leather satchel from a small boutique outside of Seattle. With the assistance of accessories, this Fashionista enhances the understated poise of this relaxed ensemble. Clearly, this Fashionista demonstrates how weather holds no limits upon fashion’s endless fervor.