WHAT TO WEAR: Girls’ Night Out

What to Wear

There is nothing more annoying than hearing girls scream, “I’m cold!” when they’re headed out in tight skirts in the winter. As winter inches slowly towards spring, I see more and more girls torturing their bare legs. I am all for dressing up and looking good on a night out but especially in the Chicago cold, less is absolutely not more. Less is wind burned legs. Sexy purpose defeated. And who really wants to shave their legs when they don’t have to? Jeans solve everything. Let’s stick together on this, girls!

This Fashionista has a perfect combination of coverage and style for these brutal months. To take this outfit from day to night, simply add a fur vest to a sweater and jeans combo. Faux fur, please. Have you ever seen how cute a chinchilla is? I’m still working on convincing my roommate to let me have one. I love casual looks with a little bit of glam. For another perfect day to night look, try a casual button-up and jeans with a great statement necklace or fancy earrings, like these from charming charlie. By mixing the casual and the glam, one perfect look is created.

She kept the rest of her outfit clean and classy. Flattering skinny jeans with a riding boot is a go-to for any college girl. Going out for the night in these boots is comfortable and way warmer than high heels. Nothing is worse than standing on the El platform in heels after a winter night out. I wouldn’t advise anyone to wear a tight short skirt and heels on the public transportation in Chicago unless you are using that stiletto as a weapon of self-defense. Okay, the CTA isn’t that horrible. It’s only bad on days that end in “y”.

One Simple Change: This outfit would be perfect for a trip to the mall. Ditch the winter parka in the car so you won’t have to lug it around the whole day with your bags. The fur vest will keep you warm enough for the walk in from the car if you add a wool scarf to the ensemble. The vest is not bulky like a jacket so you’ll feel comfortable and a scarf is easy to leave on for the day or throw it in one of your many shopping bags.


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