December 14th, 2016 at 2:00am

“Oh the weather outside is frightful,” but your outfit can be delightful, despite the harsh winter weather.  With the decrease in temperature comes the perfect opportunity to increase your occasion to try a new trend.  I’m here to prevent you from having to push your way through the busy malls and to help you find a chic outfit from basic clothing that most Fashionistas already have in their closet.

Winter in State College, Pennsylvania can be rather difficult for showing off your personal style because we are forced to bundle up for the blistery weather.  With that being said, my number one tip for the winter is: LAYERS! This doesn’t mean you have to look like a ginormous polar bear waddling around campus. This Fashionista dressed in layers on her night out on the town and looks like she is cozy and fashionable at the same time.

Let’s start from the bottom up. High boots are a must have during the slushy winter months. These boots are chic and will make it seem like you put in minimal effort to get a stylish look.  Jeans or leggings? Jeans win by a long shot. Ultimately, jeans will help you stay warmer while fighting the harsh winter wind on your way to class.

Time for the layers! Start off with a light sweater or long sleeve shirt.  As my friend always says, it is better to be “comfy cozy.” On top of the chic top, throw on a fleece flannel for even more warmth during this breezy winter time.  To finish the layers, sport a vest or jacket depending on how low the temperature is that day.  Fortunately, the day these photos were taken, the weather was not super chilly.  Throw on a huge statement necklace and a few small bracelets to bring the wintertime outfit together.

As someone who hates the cold, I understand the desire to dress yourself in a hoodie and sweatpants to combat the cold.  However, there is a better solution to dress for the weather without looking frumpy. Layering…it’s the perfect solution to stay warm AND maintain style during the brutal winter season!