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WHAT TO WEAR: Cold Weather

When the weather outside takes a frosty turn, selecting an outfit that keeps you sufficiently warm while not making you look like Randy from A Christmas Story can be challenging. Here in Wisconsin, temperatures recently have been freezing consistently and even gotten to single digits, which creates many obstacles. Keeping balance in the outfit’s proportions can be a struggle when a majority of cold weather apparel is designed to be bulky. This Fashionista combats this by wearing more form-fitting pants that retain her shape. It is definitely important to stay warm during the cold weather, but it is still possible to accomplish this while not getting drowned in layers.

Outerwear is the center piece of frozen fashion making it a necessity to find a couple to fitting your practical and style desires. Luckily, designers are starting to pay more attention to outerwear and they are crafting jackets that are able to insulate heat without being puffy. There has also been a surge of outerwear designed featuring colors outside of the black and white scheme. Owning a bold colored jacket, in addition to your neutral one, is a huge help for staying stylish during the arctic months. Adding this visual variety helps spice up the mundane winter.

Matching your winter accessories, such as hats and gloves, to complement specific pieces of outerwear also brings the whole ensemble together. This way, when you are scrambling to leave the house, everything is all matched and ready to go. This Fashionista literally ties her outfit together with a plaid scarf possessing colors that accent her jacket and backpack. In the cold weather, it is essential to properly equip your feet especially if you need to trek through the snow. This Fashionista’s Sorel boots provide warmth and durability while keeping consistency with the rest of the look. The key to mastering cold weather is to prep your wardrobe before the temperature drops.

One Simple Change: Switch this look up for class by swapping in a pair of over-the-knee boots. This twist will have you looking more polished for jotting down lecture notes or meeting study groups.