STYLE ADVICE: Practical Layers

STYLE ADVICE: Practical Layers

Sometimes weather can be unpredictable, especially when you live in Ohio. Everyone has been there—you get ready in the morning, bundled up to face the cold in the morning, and by mid afternoon you are sweating and carrying around a bulky winter coat.

All it takes to avoid this issue is the knowledge and tools to successfully layer, and you can stay the perfect temperature throughout the day. By optimizing the benefit of several thin layers, it is easier to adjust to the changing weather without having to carry around extremely impractical and burdensome winter gear.

Starting with a crew neck sweatshirt, like the pink one in the pictures, is always a great idea because not only is it a comfortable base layer, it can definitely keep you warm. Next, a light neutral jacket is great to add an extra layer of insulation, as well as provide a hood in the event of an unexpected shower. The neutral color of the jacket allows you to still keep it classy and not clash with the rest of the outfit, maintaining style and function. The look is completed with a dark denim jacket on top that adds significantly more warmth and pairs well with all the other components. All of these pieces can be paired with a basic pair of denim jeans or you can mix it up, like in this look, with a pair of dark olive green pants. Lastly, a pair of Converse is a stylish and practical option for walking around campus, and with small details like the Comme de Garçons logo, they can add a little bit of personality too. As far as accessories go, glasses can serve as both a functional and a decorative piece.

Needless to say, it is by no means impossible to be fashion forward while also being practical and comfortable throughout the day. By effortlessly combining many neutral layers, this Fashionisto has created a look that will allow him to adjust to the inevitably unpredictable weather while still making a fashion statement, and so can you!