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WHAT TO WEAR: Cold Weather

East Coast, it’s cold. With blizzard after blizzard, New York streets have become permanently cold and slushy—not exactly the most inspiring backdrop for fashion. But bitter temperatures don’t have to equal boring outfits. This Fashionista proves that it is possible to look chic but feel cozy in the cold.

This Fashionista has perfected the art of layering, beautifully bundling from head to toe. She keeps it basic with a simple black sweater and cuffed black skinny jeans. The minimalistic look is perfect for when the outer layers come undone, revealing an understated and chic outfit. Minimalism is a trend that keeps cycling and for good reason. Black on black outfits are easy to throw on and difficult to get wrong, the perfect mix for the busy Fashionista in all of us. She continues her all black look with a heavy down jacket. When it’s this cold, trendy duster jackets don’t cut it. The oversized buttons and fur hood make this jacket both stylish and snug. To me, there’s no better shoe than a Chelsea boot this winter; they’re trendy but have a classic and worn look. This Fashionista perfected this trend by breaking out Chelsea snow boots for functional and fashionable footwear.

I love the way this Fashionista chose to accessorize her look. It takes this cold weather look from simple to stunning. Her light, off-white scarf plays off the heaviness of the look; the elegant and flowing nature adds femininity and softness to the outfit. The color of her gloves matches the brown leather of her bag and plays off her boots for a tough and street cool edge. My favorite accessories start at the top. Her chunky purple beanie again plays with texture working harmoniously with the feminine scarf and masculine brown elements. The hat is perfectly on trend, having a sweater-like quality that has me wanting to buy one of these for everyone I know. Her round and tortoiseshell sunglasses finish off the look battling the tricky snow shine while continuing her cool girl chic vibe.

One Simple Change: Headed to the library? Swap out the jeans for classic joggers to keep you stylishly snug for long hours of studying.