ALL IN THE DETAILS: Anoraks For The Win

When it’s not too hot yet not too cold, finding that perfect in-between outerwear can be a difficult task. That’s when anoraks come to the rescue.

I saw this Fashionista on campus—her floral dress is what first caught my attention, but her awesome jacket is what kept it. It was a mild day in the usually bitter State College, so this Fashionista’s outerwear was on-point. Her mixed media olive and black anorak is the perfect addition to any outfit, no matter what the season.

Besides the practicality of the piece, anoraks are classic closet staples that no one can have enough of. I mean, people have been wearing these for ages and they’re still not going anywhere any time soon. The color-blocking on this specific jacket adds definition to the Fashionista’s arms and contrasts with her black and pink floral dress. The leather sleeves dress up the jacket, while the olive twill fabric over the rest of it keeps the piece casual and dynamic.

Her choice to wear the green and pink, which are contrasting colors, was definitely a bold move, but one that paid off. This Fashionista knows how to incorporate her own unique style with modern trends and fun patterns. Her jacket pulled the look together and kept the entire ensemble casual enough for everything from class to studying at the library. Also, major props to this Fashionista for wearing a bold floral print in the wintertime and totally rocking it.

How To: If you don’t own a jacket like this Fashionista’s, go invest in one pronto. You won’t regret the decision. They’re incredibly versatile, working with a variety of pieces in your closet for multiple occasions. I’d recommend throwing an anorak over something super feminine, like a lace tank or dress. They add edginess to looks, so pairing them with an ultra feminine piece is a refreshing contrast that looks good on anyone.