March 3rd, 2016 at 2:00am

Contrary to Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of an early spring, the weather in Maryland has left us feeling as if the end of winter is no where in sight. Instead of showing off new spring jackets and bringing dresses back out of retirements, students all over campus are doing everything they can to bundle up without looking like they are going out on an Arctic adventure. From mismatched gloves and puffy winter coats, it’s become difficult to tell the difference between who is who, which is why this Fashionista stuck out to me so much. She was pulling off the effortlessly cool look while still staying warm without blending in with the rest of the crowd.

I love how this Fashionista’s look isn’t too coordinated and how the materials pair well with each other. From the army green button-up layered over a heather gray T-shirt to adding in the classic winter warm-ups, this Fashionista is able to incorporate her own style. The real eye-catcher was how she paired two different colored knits together. I usually see this as a risky move, especially since the green knit beanie is extremely similar to the color of the top, but that is where the cream-colored scarf saves the day.

The layered cable-knit scarf creates a color-block feel to the outfit that really ties it all together. With this look she can go from the library to class to walking around the city in no time and it is also extremely versatile. Add a skirt over the leggings and swap out the combat boots for booties and this is date-ready! As much as I love this combination, it doesn’t stop me from counting down the days until the snow stops falling.

How To: Layering with multiple fabrics and trying to mix and match with winter attire can be challenging, but the key is to use cable knitted accessories. These will not only keep you warm but they are fashionable and reliable.