After waking up from a satisfactory slumber, you check your handy dandy weather app only to discover that it is basically Antarctica outside. Everyone knows that although winter mornings are frigid, there’s no telling what Mother Nature might bring once the sun hits and the clock strikes noon. Some southern schools don’t realize that even we dress for blizzard-like weather in the morning, so we walk into class already stripping down to our thinnest layer to accommodate for the sudden temperature change. So the vital question is; how can you look fashionable both layered up and layered down?
Attending a university in Florida, I have seen many subtly layered looks, all unique in their own way. While the simple jeans, sweater and jacket combination is always a classic, people have modified this idea of layering to suit their own personal style. Ripped jeans look even edgier with patterned tights peeking through, and collared button-ups make a great accessory when worn under a crewneck sweater. Because there are so many options to choose from, each individual can put their own spin on a trendy layered look.
This Fashionista decided to get creative when layering her outfit. Instead of a skirt, she chose to show off her legs with a bright tie-dye dress and top it off with a neutral sweater. Because of an earlier schedule, her army green jacket creates extra warmth during her walk around campus. She shows that layering is not limited to clothing as she pairs three very different necklaces together to create a fun yet cohesive accent. Leather boots keep this winter ensemble weather appropriate while her glasses are the perfect touch to complete her hipster look. I believe that creativity is important when deciding how to perfectly layer your outfit. Almost every Fashionista wants to make their style distinct from others, so playing around with diverse combinations of tops and tiers is a great way to stray away from the norm.
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Don’t stress about how to layer your outfit: it’s easy to start with the pattern and then pick a neutral color that looks good with it and throw it on!”