Happy winter break, Fashionistas! Although all of us were ready to part ways with our fall semester classes, many of us are definitely not ready to face the brunt of winter weather at home in the North. Elon’s characteristically mild weather has spoiled many northern students and has made returning home to snowstorms, hail and temperatures in single digits very difficult.
This winter steer clear of your stereotypical high school look, featuring your The North Face fleece, black leggings and UGGs. Trade-up for a more styled, collegiate look. The key to looking fierce in the cold is layering and smart accessories, like this Fashionista, who rocks a navy J.Crew canvas jacket, a heather gray cotton sweater, dark denim skinny jeans, Roxy combat boots and a printed scarf.
Layering could be your best friend or your worst enemy. Each added layer gives Fashionistas the opportunity to style their outfits differently every time, mixing prints, textures and color schemes. However, layering can also add unnecessary heaviness and can restrict your movements if not done properly. Decrease the heaviness from layered outfits by alternating thicker and thinner pieces. Doing this will give you ease in transitioning from indoors to outdoors in cold weather and make either temperature comfortable. This Fashionista achieves this by wearing a thicker cotton sweater under a thinner canvas jacket.
Smart accessory choices can also help you face the cold. This Fashionista choose combat boots lined with fleece, a perfect option for keeping your feet warm but also keeping the outfit more chic than other winter boot options. Scarves are an essential winter accessory. Pulling colors from your outfit when selecting prints and patterns will help pull the whole look together.
She completes her look with a monogrammed silver ring, a David Yurman bracelet and a native St. Croix hook bracelet.
One Simple Change: Swap the canvas jacket for a burgundy leather jacket like this for a night of holiday party hopping. The touch of leather will take your outfit from day to night while keeping you warm on your walk in from the car.