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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Skirt-ing Around Campus

Throwback to October, when all our summer clothes took the annual somber march to the bottom of our dresser drawers. We said goodbye to our shorts, crop tops and sandals in preparation of the arctic chill to come. But wait, go back to your dresser and grab those skirts. Yes, even the mini skirts. I am about to make a crazy proposition, ladies. How about skirts as a four season piece? Quick, call the ward and tell them to send the men in the white coats!

Simply saying the word “February” sends waves of fear and depression through the residents of upstate New York. Though it is the shortest month of the year, it is the most treacherous. Temperatures in the negative teens and wind chill like no other send most college students in a whirlwind of sweatpants, fevers and bubble coats, so you can imagine the way my jaw dropped when I saw this Fashionista werking it! She mastered wearing a skirt in the winter by pairing it with a handy-dandy pair of fleece-lined leggings. One can still maintain their warmth wearing a skirt.

Want to know a little secret? The key to avoid catching cold in this weather is covering up four major parts of your body while outside: your head, neck, fingers and toes. So wearing a skirt is completely doable, however you may want to throw on a pair of tights or leggings for comfort. If you read my posts, you know there is one thing I am slightly and unhealthily obsessed with: layering. It is the key to surviving up here. So from top to bottom, use a layering technique to keep yourself comfortable and all day long.

How To: To keep a skirt relevant at this time of year, play with your hemlines and silhouettes. Work a delicate mini skirt with a large, slouchy knit, or try a longer midi with a warm crop top. Opposites attract. Think of the way the Fashionista above wore a fitted heavy turtleneck with a flirty, flared mini skirt. Try to match by using the contrary ties your skirt (which can be your statement piece at this time of year) with your winter ensemble.