WHAT TO WEAR: Cold Weather

We recently faced the Blizzard of 2015, not-so-affectionately named Juno. Many universities across the Central and Eastern United States even closed buildings, cancelled classes and cautioned their students to stay inside and stock up on necessities. (Nutella, People magazine, and fuzzy socks? Check.) However, as the saying goes, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the…” snowstorm? Inspirational quotes aside, I urge you to follow this Fashionisto’s lead to brave snowy streets of your school in style.

His outfit embodies winter with its various gray, brown and powder blue shades. He looks cool with his shades on and hood up, but his sophisticated cable knit sweater says something along the lines of don’t be fooled by the hoodie; I’m still a professional. The pop of color in his windbreaker and corresponding undershirt elevate the classically casual outfit, taking it to a new level of style. His sturdy brown boots can withstand the slush covered streets. But if winning a snowball fight means getting his shoes a little wet, it’s totally worth it for this Fashionisto.

He perfectly exemplifies the age-old trick of layering up. This is the key strategy to make a cold weather outfit work. Piling on several thin layers can equate wearing one thick sweater. I suggest varying the types of materials, just as this Fashionisto does, for a complete and cozy ensemble.

One Simple Change: Classes start up again, and you have a presentation to ace? Impress your professor with both your smarts and style by swapping the hoodie and undershirt for a printed button-down. The button-down underneath a sweater combination is known on campuses around the country as a comfy yet polished look.