STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Peacoats Are The Pathway

The first snowfall is upon us. Oddly enough, I am saying this in the midst of January (instead of the middle of November, when snow usually begins to fall). If any of you are like I am in the winter, you are probably going to be reading this during a break of binge-watching Netflix while you are snuggled up in your most comfortable pajamas and with a cup of hot chocolate in arm’s reach.

I am sure all of you, at some point during the month of December, had the movie A Christmas Story on repeat. If so, you will know exactly what I am talking about when I say that no one wants to be like Randy after his mother dresses him up to play in the snow. The words, “I can’t put my arms down,” should never be a phrase said during the winter season. Trust me, living in Ohio myself, I know how brutal the weather can get, especially when walking over 20 minutes to get from each of your classes. Luckily, the fashion industry has made coat shopping more exhilarating with the variation of coat designs it has to choose from.

This Fashionista embraced the treacherous weather in style. Layering is essential this time of year, which she does seamlessly with her dark pants, sweater, wool socks and most importantly—her flared peacoat.  A peacoat is perfect for wearing to class and being able to tuck it behind your seat without the hassle of taking up too much room. It can be worn for multiple occasions and not only during winter, but in the spring and fall seasons as well.

Always remember, just because the weather is dull, does not mean that you have to be. The fashion world has evolved tremendously, allowing us to choose from a variety of hats, gloves and scarves to keep warm. As I walked past this Fashionista, my attention was immediately drawn to her hat and gloves. The white hat is so simple, but adds just the right touch, complementing her bar collar necklace.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I usually wear this outfit for a typical day to class, but if I wanted to change the style of it for a different occasion, I would switch out the pants for more fitted jeans or leggings. Being comfortable, yet trendy, is a must during this time of year.”