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STYLE GURU STYLE: Wool for the Win

Unfortunately, with the amount of snowfall we have been recently experiencing across the country and with the famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil seeing his shadow, it seems that we are nowhere near the end of winter (at least not for another six weeks, according to Phil).

However, looking on the bright side, there are so many cute ways to dress for the cold weather that it almost makes up for the brutal temperatures we have to face. Looking back on the fall 2014 ready-to-wear shows, Christian Dior’s collection showcased one of my favorite cold weather trends: long tailored coats.

These coats are perfect for every day because you can dress them up or down. For this look in particular, I decided to go for a more casual, edgy look by pairing my coat over a classic white V-neck T-shirt, a pair of black leggings and some high-top Converse. When I’m feeling a little preppy, I love to pair this coat over some dark washed jeans, an oxford button-down and some cognac leather riding boots. The light camel color of this coat really helps it remain versatile and easy to pair with any color palette!

Not only is this coat extremely versatile—with it being a neutral color, as well as having option to wear it with many different looks—it is also quite practical, seeing as the wool material keeps me very warm. My favorite aspect about this coat is that it isn’t as bulky as my other winter wear. Sometimes I feel like a marshmallow walking around campus, being all bundled up in my puffy gear, however, this coat is just a thin layer of wool that is tailored to be fitted. So not only does it make me feel like I’ve shed 10 pounds of material, but it also keeps me just as warm, if not warmer, than all my other winter gear. It’s a total win-win.

I would definitely recommend investing in your own wool coat for this season. Not only will it keep you extremely warm, but you will also get a lot of wear out of it, seeing as it can go with just about any outfit! From edgy, to minimalistic or preppy, whatever you are feeling for the day, this coat will be a perfect addition.

Get My Look: 1. A wool coat. 2. A graphic V-neck. 3. A pair of high-top Converse.