WHAT TO WEAR: Color to Combat the Cold

In the winter time, when everything from our complexions to environment is pale, a pop of color is refreshing. As we drudge through February and it’s famously dreary weather, it’s hard to resist wearing dark colors seven days a week. However, fashion is all about taking risks, and finding new ways to express yourself and your personal style, no matter the weather. This Fashionista did just that with this look, specifically, with her vintage Rossignol windbreaker.

The Fashionista pictured was on her way to class when sporting this look. She caught my eye because her bold jacket stuck out amid a sea of dark coats. It can be challenging to take a step out of our comfort zones and take a leap of faith when it comes to fashion choices, even though in reality this is the true essence of fashion. The reason that icons such as Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid continuously attract the attention of the fashion world is not because they wear pieces that we regularly see on the street, it’s because they take chances and opt for originality. This Fashionista did the same, and when asked why she chose to wear this look to class, she replied, “It’s cool to have an original piece that no one else has. It definitely keeps the compliments rolling in.” It seems to always be the case that one receives the most compliments on outfits that are unique, because this is what others notice and appreciate more than anything else; something to certainly keep in mind the next time you feel like choosing the “safer” option.

The reason why this look is perfect for heading to class is because it’s simple yet unique and functional yet fashionable. With a statement piece such as this jacket, it’s easy to just throw on to complete a variety of looks. In this example, she paired her bold winter staple with ripped jeans, Adidas sneakers, and round sunglasses. This look works on a fashion level because she perfectly incorporates her vintage piece with current trends, such as overlapping jeans and fishnet tights. It also works on a functional level because it is comfortable, which even though we all try to deny the importance of this from time to time, it is definitely essential for long days of bouncing from class to the library. This look is a perfect example of how comfort doesn’t always have to come at the cost of style.

So as you dress for class the next couple of weeks, follow this Fashionista’s lead, and instead of letting the cold put a damper on your days, add a pop of color to bring the heat.