WHAT TO WEAR: Cold Weather

Don’t get me wrong, I love living in the South. Nothing compares to the yes ma’am’s and no sir’s and hot summer days, but once we hit “winter time”, the weather gets a little crazy. One day it’s sunny, 55 degrees, and you haven’t seen rain in three months, and then the next thing you know, you have a tornado warning and it’s 75 degrees at the end of November. This can make dressing for class, or really any function, unbelievably difficult.

The easiest way to combat the wild, changing weather is with a warm, cardigan and some layers. This Fashionista opted for a black speckled Madewell cardigan layered over a black Madewell bodysuit with an exposed rock Kendra Scott necklace. One look that will never go out of style is black skinny jeans, and this Fashionista lives in hers. These Urban Outfitters skinnies have the perfect amount of distressing to add a little something to the outfit, without making the cardigan look too dressy or out of place. In order to break up the monotony of all black, this Fashionista opted to add a gold belt to complement her gold accessories and add a little depth to the middle of her look. Her olive clutch also adds just a little bit of color to her outfit without being too drastic. Because temperatures can unexpectedly rise, and no one wants to be trapped in 70-degree weather, opting for a short ankle bootie helps her avoid having a look that is too warm. They also pair perfectly with her black bodysuit if she were to remove the cardigan. Nowadays, everyone loves the small details. That’s why these gold, slim knuckle rings are perfect to add to an outfit without being too distracting. The subtly of the rings allows the chic, sleek Apple Watch to demand attention.

In order to get the most use out of your layers, consider throwing them on when running errands or when opting for a more casual look. By swapping the black skinnies for a pair of leggings and the booties for some sneakers, this cardigan can be utilized for a day on the go.