November can be drastic when it comes to temperature changes in Madison. One day it can be 60 degrees while the next it can drop to freezing — cue warm jacket. Throughout the cold months, I will be winter jacket's biggest advocate. There are plenty of fashionable alternatives to staying warm on campus that differ from the typical North Face fleece and UGGs. This Fashionista demonstrates a first of many warm ways to dress while still being stylish.
A warm outfit sort of has a basic template: a longer coat to cover your legs, boots and a scarf. These three items are a necessity for winter and this Fashionista understands that perfectly. She kept her first layer of clothing black, which kept the focus on the accessories such as the boots and scarf. Then, instead of wearing a plain jacket she threw on a quilted parka made out of slick nylon. Go for a jacket like this parka in darker colors such as navy, brown, green or black for a chic look. The parkas added shine gives the outfit more to look at and stands out nicely against the black base layer. Throw on a colorful scarf to contrast with the dark colors of the outfit and then finally, don’t forget a pair of boots! We all know the pair every girl on campus owns so go for a pair of boots that differ. This Fashionista chose to wear moccasin boots. These boots are great to have because the fringe creates a bolder look but the color still goes with your leggings or jeans.
As the temperature drops, play around with different ways to stay warm while still being fashionable. This Fashionista illustrates one of many great outfits to wear with the basics of winter while maintaining a stylish edge.