While the weather outside may be cold and gray, that doesn’t mean that wearing color isn’t appropriate. During the winter months, I see a lot of students on campus trudging to class in dark clothing and sweats. I used to be like that, but I’ve found that when I put in even the tiniest bit of effort, I pay more attention in class and it’s easier to stay awake during those long, grueling lectures.
With an all-black outfit, I’d usually turn to a gray turtleneck or white blouse. Here, I swapped out the usual dull sweater for a pop of color with a pink sweater for a more playful take on winter wear. Whenever I wear a crew neck sweater, I always see how it looks with a collar popping out from underneath. A simple white blouse fits perfectly underneath. As for bottoms and shoes, I went with a classic black jean tucked into my Kate Spade Taley booties. The bow on the backs of these boots ties the outfit all together, giving off the perfect girly vibe. As for outerwear, I opted for a structured black coat. This one is perfect because of the shape and it’s lined with insulating material, keeping me warm and stylish throughout these cold, snowy days. My mother gifted the coat to me for Christmas and it’s safe to say that it’s definitely one of my favorite pieces in the wardrobe.
I’ve found that it’s so, so easy to throw on an oversize sweater and go during the winter months, but layering is the easiest trick of the trade. Adding one piece on top of another (a blouse and sweater, in this case) can keep you looking warm and chic despite it being deathly cold outside. So, this winter be bold and step out of your comfort zone! Don’t be afraid to try something new.