‘Tis the season for chunky knits, cozy cardigans and layers on layers on layers. When the weather cools down, I love seeing how Fashionistas/os around campus style their winter wardrobe staples. Playing with different lines, colors and textures can create endless outfit options for the chilly months ahead.

When I saw this Fashionista walking around campus in her neutral colored ensemble, I had to document the simple yet sophisticated look. With its oversize silhouette, calf-grazing length and soft, gray shade, this sweater is the perfect layering piece for winter. Try one in a similar style with a pair of boyfriend jeans, a white tee and a felt hat for a laid back vibe.

I am completely obsessed with all the button-down denim skirts I’ve been seeing lately. In a sophisticated silhouette and a classic dark wash, this piece is a nod to ’70s-chic and completely fall-appropriate. Wear this one under a cropped turtleneck sweater with warm tights and tall boots for winter. The short length of the skirt balances the long sweater, and keeps the look from being too covered up.

This Fashionista tops off her look with a chunky scarf that pulls the whole outfit together. In a slate gray shade and a thick knit, this piece keeps up with the minimalistic vibe while giving the outfit a bit of texture at the same time. Try pairing a similar scarf with skinnies, sneakers and a big sweater for a cute but casual look. She keeps her accessories minimal, sporting a sleek, oversize tote to fit all the weekday essentials. Matte black Dr. Martens finish the look and add a slightly grunge factor to the minimalistic ensemble.

How To: Don’t be afraid to play with different lengths this season, and use accessories to your advantage! Try longer length outerwear pieces with mini dresses, or structured skirts. Or, throw on a chunky scarf like this stylish student for an instant, effortless-cool look.