Style Advice of the Week

Here at the University of Texas at Austin, wintertime just can’t come any slower. Although we Texans love the high temps, I think we’re all ready to break out into those winter wardrobes. Unfortunately, these 80-degree afternoons tend to put a damper on the typical winter fashions. But don’t worry, just because it’s hot out doesn’t mean we can’t dress for the season! This Fashionista does an excellent job mixing winter essentials with summer basics.

Sweaters have hit the fashion world hard this winter, in just about every shape and form. Whether it’s a thin knit or chunky wool, you can find a sweater to fit any temperature. Fortunately for Texas, there are plenty of thin sweaters to stock up on. As our Fashionista has done so flawlessly, matching a light knit with your favorite denim cut-offs is the perfect warm winter alternative. A jersey knit is the ideal beginning and this one from Zara would make a great basic.

Another trend I have spotted recently is a thin knit with a chiffon layering, chiffon sleeves or back. This trend is a great choice for this weather. A cute of example of this is Zara’s sweater with chiffon detail. This week’s Fashionista layered a precious sheer chemise over her ensemble to give it the extra touch of seasonal fashion. This is another way to get a layered look without all the extra fabric.

The perfect finishing touch to looking warm yet staying cool is the slipper staples. These cute and easy oxfords can be found in just about any shoe store this season. Whether you go for cheetah or a simple black basic, these little oxfords are a great substitute to boiling in your UGG boots. 

So let’s keep dreaming of a cold winter, and maybe we’ll soon be pulling out our downy coats and riding boots!


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