WHAT TO WEAR: Cold Weather

What to Wear

For Syracuse students, spring break can’t come soon enough—especially for those lucky enough to escape to somewhere tropical. The bitter cold days seem endless with each step against the whipping wind, and staying warm becomes an impossible task. Days like this call for an ensemble that traps in the heat and guards you from Mother Nature’s chill. While a puffy jacket may seem like the perfect go-to (and sometimes it is!), there are other options that will keep you warm and chic.

This Fashionista battles the tundra in a long, sleek peacoat. The coat’s length not only helps trap in more heat, but also provides extra warmth for her legs. To accentuate her figure, she accessorizes with a skinny black belt. Belting your coat enhances your style and eliminates the extra bulk, resulting in a polished and sophisticated look. To contrast the darker colors, she keeps her head toasty with a vanilla cream knit hat. The lighter color brightens her overall ensemble and complements her chocolate brown ankle boots. She finishes off the look with leather shoulder bag that plays up her braided skinny belt.

You need two essentials to emulate this look: a long peacoat and a hat. Both of these pieces help keep your warm when temperatures barely reach double digits. For extra warmth, add gloves/mittens and a scarf. While neutral colors look professional, experiment with prints and bright colors to liven up your ensemble. Choose a brightly knitted scarf or a patterned beanie to add a playful touch.

Whether you go chic and professional in neutrals like this Fashionista, or add a fun twist with patterns and prints, ensure that you have all your winter accessories and necessities before braving the outside. While windburn applies permanent blush to your cheekbones and you constantly rock a messy bed head hairstyle, daydream about your approaching sunny getaway.

One Simple Change: To make this look interview-ready, swap the ankle boots for a pair of chic, calf-high black boots. Just make sure they are free from salt stains!

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