STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Add A Print To Your Winter Wardrobe

As much as we would all love to be walking the runways of Paris and Milan, us Wisconsinites can all agree that there will be many never-ending treks across campus before that’s going to happen. With winter upon us, it is easy to throw style out the window and reach for those sweatpants and sweatshirts. This week’s Fashionisto adds some prints to create a comfortable, modern outfit that he is sure to stand out in.

This look can be easily converted from a fun, everyday outfit to one that provides a classic, mature silhouette that’s great for a night out on the town. Starting with a simple pair of black jeans, the possibilities are endless when choosing a vibrant or printed top to wear. By adding a little design and creativity, you can break up a dark head to toe look while still getting the chance to personalize your outfit through exploring new designs. A leather jacket is the perfect complement; when combined with stark black jeans, it creates a much bolder look. By adding a little “crazy” pattern to your wardrobe and allowing yourself to contrast the boldness with a jacket, you can take an everyday outfit from a casual day in class to a sophisticated night on the town with your friends while still making a statement.

We all know choosing a pair of boots can be a task in itself, but wearing a pair that slightly contrast the black jeans keeps them subtle and fashion-forward without dragging all the attention to your feet. Finally, one of the most important things to always remember when you incorporate vibrant colors and crazy patterns into your outfit is how to accessorize appropriately.

This Fashionisto has done it perfectly by topping of his look with a pair of Warby Parker glasses and a small gold bracelet to keep it simple, yet sophisticated. So for all of you dreading a bleak winter wardrobe, toss the sweatpants aside and add a little color to your outfit. It is sure to help you beat the winter blues!

By adding a little “crazy” pattern to your wardrobe and allowing yourself to contrast the boldness with a jacket, you can take an everyday outfit from a casual day in class to a sophisticated night on the town with your friends while still making a statement.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Try taking a classic silhouette but add a bold, statement piece or try and integrate fabrics that are more modern and unexpected.”