If you’re like me, the plummeting temperatures are just the beginning to being afraid of venturing outdoors. Here in Chicago, or as we like to call it “Chiberia,” seeing weather reports with temperatures on the positive side are rare. But being Fashionista/os, we find ways to stay warm while still being incredibly trendy.

Harsh weather conditions can take a toll on styling an outfit no matter where you live. Whether it is sunny and in the 60s in California or negative thirty in Michigan, dressing for the occasion is essential. By throwing on a parka-esque coat on top of a chic sweater, not only are you preparing for the weather, but you also won’t be sweating when you have to spend time inside. This attire is ideal for strolling through campus on your way to class, meeting some friends for tea, or even adventuring around to different boutiques.

This Fashionista has the perfect mindset for this season’s frightful weather—bundle up in a fabulous parka and rock some killer boots! Not only is she sporting a classic black coat, but her boots also add a spice of edge to a casual outfit. Hitting just at the knee, this coat displays a feminist aesthetic, and the fur trim along the hood keeps her outfit from looking plain. Along with the reappearance of classic black, this Fashionista’s relaxed and cuffed jeans relay an effortless ensemble. No one should have to sacrifice tasteful apparel for chilly weather, and this Fashionista sure doesn’t.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Fashionable coats! The cold is no match for a Fashionista/o who is stylishly prepared!”