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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Printed Winter Puffer

It’s not an easy feat to look put together in sub-zero weather. The east coast, especially the windy campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, is causing some students to forego style in the pursuit of warmth (rightfully so, frostbite is no joke!). So how can you avoid the black puffy coat syndrome? Choose a printed coat this season.

This Fashionista’s outfit rings urban north east tried and true. From the puffer jacket down to the classic Timberland boots, she’s ready for a hard winter. Even though UConn is located in a rural community, the campus itself is its own city, so taking tips from populated regions is a good idea year round. The camouflage pattern of this coat is particularly fitting for rural Connecticut, but it gets a modern twist with the maroon and black color combination. This mutes the country uniform and allows for this Fashionista to wear it daily without looking like she’s ready for hunting season.

If you’re nervous about wearing a printed coat, make an effort to keep the rest of your outfit solid to avoid clashing colors and designs. This Fashionista wore classic black skinny jeans and all black boots to streamline her look. Her furry scarf is light enough to be a pop of color, but not a distraction from the rest of her outfit. Plus, it’s too cold to go without a layer that doubles as a face mask. Overall, this Fashionista showcases an updated winter uniform that we can all learn from.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Layers. And don’t just go for the basic North Face coat. Wear something that you like that’s fun.”