Classes have ended, final exams are here and the most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner! Heading home for the holidays is always full of excitement as we look forward to all the Christmas festivities with family and friends. These are the wonderful times that give Fashionistas the opportunity to dress up in their favorite holiday apparel while going to family events and other social gatherings. My advice is not to just focus your style eye on your festive dress, and then cover it up with that big winter jacket that doesn’t go with anything. Outerwear is one of the best things about winter fashion that can be easily overlooked as you rush out of the house and grab the same puffy coat everyday. So what exactly is one thing that you should have on your Christmas list this year? The perfect winter jacket!
A winter coat is often the first and last thing others see you in, so it pays to choose wisely. When looking for a coat, it is important to keep in mind how versatile it can be in transitioning from daytime to evening plans. One tip that today’s Fashionista demonstrates in her outerwear ensemble is focusing on the fit of the jacket. She wears the classic black and white tweed print in a button-down coat from 344. The style of the jacket accentuates the pattern with a high-waisted fit. The cinched in waist adds a chic appeal to her appearance that can be worn to a family Christmas gathering, and easily transformed into a night on town with friends from home. Along with the defined waist, the loose mid-thigh cut delivers elegance to her look that is perfect for pairing with your favorite skinny pants and tall boots.
If you want to Christmas shop for a winter jacket similar to this Fashionista’s, try this alice + olivia high-waisted coat found on Polyvore. For a loose fitted look, you can try this swing coat with a flare from ASOS. Or if you are looking for the classic peacoat, check out this grey toned jacket from Forever 21. This is the best style to find in a variety of colors that you can bring back on campus with you.
So Fashionistas, ‘tis the season to find the perfect jacket that’s the right fit for you!