STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Nearly Sweater Weather

October 20th, 2015 at 2:10am

October hits and thats it, its over. Gone are the endless days of sun, gone are the days of perfectly balanced temperature; here come brisk winds, short days and running between classrooms to save warmth. Around this time of year we all toe the line; there are some days when a pair of skinny jeans and a white button down is all you need, and others when you have to reach into the back of your closet and pull out your thickest winter sweaters just to keep warm.

A few years back the trends for this time of year were tight sweaters, light scarves and jackets. Now however, just the opposite is on trend; chunky cable knit sweaters and thick scarves are reigning supreme. There is just one thing to keep in mind before piling on all the comfy sweaters you can manage. You don’t even have to worry about matching knits or color tones because contrasting knits, plaids and general fabrics is on trend as well!

I don’t know about where you all go to school, but here at Pratt, all of our buildings are old brick so temperature can be a challenge. The late summer is spent boiling in the non air conditioned brick ovens and the winter is spent just as hot, with the heaters having been turned up on full blast. Long story short, layering is key.  Scarves, sweaters and jackets are great, but try to remember to wear some sort of T-shirt or tank top so if you are boiling in your brick oven of a classroom, you can just strip down to your base layer.

This Fashionista is epitomizing this look perfectly. She is boldly donning a chunky knit sweater along with a thick scarf of another fabric, which gives her the opportunity to take off a layer in the warm classrooms. Pulling her look together are her adorable black and gold watch and black booties, which add the perfect structure to her otherwise cozy look.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Try to be warm and comfortable since it’s colder now, pick warm knits for the changing weather.”