February 22nd, 2016 at 2:00am

Class is in session and a significant drop in temperature calls for a lesson in layering. Looking around on campus, it’s easy to differentiate between the two particular types of students. On one hand, we have the MVP’s who maintain an exquisite aesthetic for style on a daily basis. On the other hand, there’s the rest of us.

Figuring out the perfect combination of color, proportion and texture while staying warm is quite challenging. As a college student, I can vouch that typically our coziest, oversized sweatshirt is our most worn item every winter. It’s human nature to lean towards the most comfortable options in our closets. So it’s time to break the habit and seek outfits that demonstrate both comfort and style!

This Fashionisto captures the cool weather vibes in a few understated, yet stylish pieces. Starting from the bottom, he kept it relaxed with a classic pair of Vans and a set of high socks. Then, he paired navy joggers with a thermal flannel atop of a simple cotton T-shirt. It’s important to grasp the basics of layering and always wear the thinnest layer closest to your body. Also, reach for more refined staple pieces in order to keep things looking posh while remaining chill. To top it all off, he rocked a padded H&M parka with a faux fur trim. The shades of beige, navy and maroon leave the color palette warm regardless of how frigid the conditions.

One Simple Change: This outfit allows for flawless transitions from class to errands in the city. Go from casual to sophisticated in seconds, by swapping your parka for a trench coat and your sneakers for a pair of oxfords.