January 29th, 2015 at 2:00am

In the frigid times of the long winter months, there is no room for heavy coats and fur linings to not be in season. We are left with no choice other than to take extreme temperatures by storm, finding ways to create new trends with our transitioning closets. With every student wearing the generic boots and a coat this time of year, how will you trademark your style from the rest?

I saw this Fashionista flaunting fur linings to class, wearing her fitted black parka and UGGs. The fur around her hood was thicker than most linings and fashionably draped around her shoulders. To complement the fur collar, this Fashionista rolled her boots down to get a fur trimming around the top.

When I think of the fur trend, I think of my childhood watching 101 Dalmatians, with Cruella de Vil’s monochromatic fur coat and deranged obsession with spots. However, in the fashion world of today, there are many different ways to wear fur, none including the hunting down of innocent, spotted puppies. From Karl Lagerfeld himself, “You cannot fake chic but you can be chic and fake fur.” The origination of winter fur has a completely different representation in the fashion industry, dating all the way back to the Vikings on their conquering voyages across seas, then making its comeback in the ‘50s. The fur movement has completely evolved into one of the most popular fashion statements of winter season, bringing the Fashionista I met to merge her distinct style with the trends of the tundra.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Warmth, but still dressed to kill. I always wear my aviators and rings out to add some flare to my winter wardrobe.”