On cold, rainy days, it is not only difficult to get out of bed, but it is also difficult to pick out clothing that is anything other than a set of pajamas. Yet despite both of these things, Barnard student Ashley shows us how to be comfortable yet extremely stylish in nasty weather. Although I don’t own one myself, this Fashionista’s look has definitely convinced me to invest in monochromatic knit sweater dress. Unlike some versions which are more form fitting (and therefore usually uncomfortable), this one allows for additional layering underneath, be it a long or short sleeve tissue shirt or a pair of leggings or tights, all of which would add extra warmth. The thick cowl neck is also a great addition to this piece and perhaps something to keep an eye out for if you are looking to buy one. If you already have a sweater dress, but envy this neckline, try wearing it with an infinity scarf of a similar color or shade as the dress.
The cozy, knit dress is perfectly balanced by polished, heeled motorcycle boots of a mesmerizingly slick texture. Although a similar effect could have been created with the more traditional flat motorcycle boot, the heel in this case makes the ensemble more striking and showcases her legs, which seemingly go on for days. Perhaps another key as to why this outfit stands out is that Ashley has not overdone her accessories, but chooses to highlight the stark difference between the opposing textures of the dress and the boots. Hopefully with this image of clean simplicity in mind, New York City Fashionistas will be inspired on upcoming wintery mornings to choose stylishly bulky knit instead of bulky sweatpants.