This Fashionista is taking a cue from Ellen Degeneres with a sporty layered look perfect for a below-freezing hike to class. With a mod podge of textures and a neutral palette, this outfit marries effortless and inspired. Denim, knit and leather function dually for warmth and style. Her Justin Bieber-esque kicks scream easygoing risk taker, but pragamist.

Underneath her gradient color-blocked sweater, this Fashionista is wearing a light wash denim dress. The idea of a dress is successful when wearing leggings, because it allows for optimal coverage; dresses or cover-ups that get too short make a case as the perfect layering item for underneath sweaters and vests. Moving down, these leather leggings are the coolest way to animate a Monday morning. This boot cut pair is complete with small, complementary slits for wearing over boots or sneakers.

The Kim Kardashian of this outfit is the sneakers. These leopard-laced high-tops are the epitome of functional fashion. This Fashionista also accessorized with asymmetrical copper hoops, and an embroidered boho bag revealing the bohemian side she so easily disguised with her sporty look. This fur-lined denim coat is the vintage-lovers way to keep cozy on a rare day of ice in North Carolina. Mr & Mrs Italy and Yves Salomon have made coats like this a high fashion commodity this winter.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Comfort is my motivating factor when I get dressed in the morning. I obviously want to look cute, but my thought process is usually 30% cuteness and 70% comfort. Otherwise, I’ll be miserably yanking at my clothes all day.”