STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Layer Up

February 24th, 2015 at 2:00am
STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Layer Up

When the temperature plummets suddenly, it can be hard not to freak out. Honestly, there are days where it’s hard to want to leave your room, let alone pick out something stylish to wear. The fashion-forward solution is to layer, layer, layer. This Fashionista braves the elements in a chunky pullover sweater layered over a chambray button-down. Oh, and don’t forget the stylish coat.

Not only is the sweater/button-down combo very on trend right now, but it gives an extra layer of warmth. It’s a styling trick that can freshen up your look, using items you probably already have in your closet. This look can take you from class to dinner, or even to work (if you work in a more creative environment). This Fashionista was, in fact, headed straight from class to her internship.

The whole look is just basics remixed. These basics, however, are anything but boring. Start with what you already own and find ways to make it look new. This goes back to the idea of shopping your closet. With a little creativity, you can rework what you already have to make it look fresh. Black leggings, a button-down and a pullover sweater are probably already in the back of your closet. It’s time to pull them out.

This Fashionista accessorizes the look to perfection. Her heeled booties dress up her outfit for work, but are still appropriate for the daytime as well. They’re trendy but still wearable. Silver dangly earrings make a statement yet are quite delicate. Lastly, oversized glasses are the perfect geek-chic accessory to spice up the look (if you do wear glasses that is).

What is your style advice of the week? “My advice to people about what they wear is to be themselves. If you go to GW and want to be preppy, be preppy, but if that’s not your style, there’s no need to conform. Fashion is for your own personal satisfaction, not the satisfaction of what other people think. Be you, be comfortable and express yourself through what you wear.”