WHAT TO WEAR: Winter Break

What to Wear

This week in Edinburgh the weather has forced the timid student to retreat to their flat and snuggle up in front of Netflix with a cup of soup. Thankfully however, I spotted this brave fashionista battling the cold and windy streets of Scotland. Her retro styling and sensible coat make this look a Winter Break winner.

Her look has a ’60s mod feel which I love (I am continually inspired by the era) and gets bonus points for being bang on trend for s/s 13. This Fashionista craftily makes the look work for a chilly Scottish day by throwing this weather appropriate sheepskin coat on top of her plaid minidress. Its easy to lose what might be a fashion forward sensation underneath a shapeless puffy jacket of duvet-like resemblance come winter time which in the world of fashion is simply unacceptable – unless said duvet coat is Margeila for H&M’s witty masterpiece from their recent collaboration of course. The slim cut and cropped length of this coat creates a slimline silhouette and shows off the hem of her cute shift dress adding a pop off colour. Pick a mini dress in a heavy weight wool or tweed fabric and pair with black opaques to keep you cozy in the winter months. For inspiration on all things ’60s look to Marc Jacobs’ checkered extravaganza at Louis Vuitton and Moschino’s monochrome masterpieces on the s/s ’13 catwalks.

This Fashionista has chosen to keep her accessories simple, opting just for small chandelier style earrings to add a little bit of glamour and even a hint Edie Sedgewick cool to her simple dress and coat combo, but don’t be afraid to be a bit more daring and go for an attention grabbing statement pair to ramp up the 60′s vibe.

One Simple Change: Swap the black sheepskin coat for a chunky turtleneck jumper to make this look work for classes and study group meetings, while still channeling that Factory Girl look.


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