February 23rd, 2016 at 2:00am

In freezing cold temperatures, it’s easy to let style take a backseat. Most people pull out all of their layers and bundle up, not caring what they look like, just as long as they stay warm. But this Fashionista is keeping cozy without compromising her overall look.

This Fashionista’s outfit is all about the jacket. She took a simple look consisting of a patterned sweater, black ankle jeans and played it up with this deep hunter green jacket with zippered details. She adds patent leather, ankle boots and a pop of color with her bag to complete the look. This simple, somewhat monochromatic look will look great with or without the coat, but when it’s on, it’s the perfect finishing touch of sophistication. Whether she’s going to class or to meet friends for coffee, this is a fabulous winter look to keep her looking chic all day without her turning into an icicle.

A great coat is the perfect cold weather staple to add to anyone’s wardrobe. Outerwear has been a huge trend lately, with outfits being built around gorgeous jackets and coats, rather than just using them as a way to bundle up when temperatures drop. Adding a structured coat has the ability to make a simple outfit become more than just an outfit, turning it into a look instead.

So, next time you’re stepping out into the arctic tundra outside your door, don’t compromise your personal style with a bunch of heavy mismatched layers. Find a warm coat that doubles as a staple piece and never risk looking like the abominable snowman again.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “You can still look cute when you’re cold!”