STYLE ADVICE: Weathering the Cold

STYLE ADVICE: Weathering the Cold

Jersey has been hit with one of the most confusing winter seasons yet. At one point, I found myself rejoicing at the hint of a possible early spring. Walking around campus in 65- to 70-degree weather was refreshing in contrast to the 20-degree and below weather I expect during the early months of the year. Despite the beautiful days we were teased with for about a week or two, the harsh winter weather came back full force, as expected. Finishing up exams and midterms was bittersweet, as returning home for spring break did not exactly entail a perfect vacation getaway.

Soon enough I was back in my sweaters, sweatpants, and heavy winter jackets. Likewise, this Fashionisto had to resort back to the layers in order to withstand the cold. From going into his spring break in T-shirts and light hoodies, he was sadly back in flannels and heavy jackets. The important thing in this type of weather is staying warm and staying comfortable. Comfort and warmth are two highlights of this Fashionisto’s ensemble as he sports a camel colored jacket, which features an attached gray hoodie layer underneath over a cozy flannel. He paired this with light wash jeans and Vans that complement the tones in his flannel. Accessory wise, simplicity can be found in an everyday watch and a snapback to tie the whole outfit together.

Layering is important, especially in unpredictable weather. The jacket this Fashionisto is wearing is unique in that it has two layers providing extra warmth. For Fashionistas who want to achieve the same layered look, throwing on a jacket over a cardigan and a flannel would be one way to do so. For shoes, if you wanted to make the outfit a bit more stylish or add a little something extra, tall riding boots or combat boots could replace the sneakers. Also, adding a cute beanie or warm headband could be accessories to consider. All in all, for Fashionistos like this one and Fashionistas like me, staying warm is most important, but if you can manage to do so and still put together a stylish outfit, it’s a win-win! Stay warm and stay tuned for coverage on hopefully warmer weather outfits!