Hello 2015. With fireworks and celebrations, we have rung in the new year, and along with it a chillier weather here in the Northeast. New season also means new gear, and a pair of cool, sturdy boots can revitalize your winter wardrobe in meaningful ways and go a long way.

I found this Fashionista near her dorm, staying cozy in a wool-blend overcoat and sleek black leather trousers. She accessorized the outfit with a slouchy black beanie and a marled grey infinity scarf, both of which kept her warm and also looking quite chic. The simple color palette of the black and grey with a pop of ocean blue of the sweater gives the look a perfect blend of sophistication and fun. She tops her outfit with these black leather motorcycle boots with strappy-buckle embellishments that make her outfit a triple-threat–functional, comfortable and stylish. Yet the juxtaposition of the tough boots and soft scarf creates a unique balance in her look. The boots keep her looking edgy all while staying dry and warm in this chilly weather. Rain or shine, a pair of motorcycle boots is a must-have staple for your closet. Whether you’re going to class during the week or meeting a friend over the weekend, walk around in style.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Before moving out East from California, I had never owned any winter weather shoes. I discovered that biker boots are perfect for the cold weather and a winter staple that will keep you looking trendy and staying warm.”