WHAT TO WEAR: Date Night

The winter chills are finally hitting us in the city and with the cold air comes new challenges for getting dressed. It’s always stressful for Fashionistas to find cute date night looks even when it’s warm out. We spend forever trying on everything in our closets to look perfect. But when it feels like you’ve ventured into the Arctic Circle, all you want to do is bundle up. So what’s the secret to looking date appropriate, while staying toasty all night long- layering sleek pieces?

This Fashionista wore a long, sleek coat which kept her warm in New York’s icy wind tunnels without making her look like she walked outside wrapped in a down comforter (though that does sounds tempting). She chose to add a pop of color with her contrasting white turtleneck. I’m so glad to see that these are on trend. You get to stay snugly in your cashmere without worrying about the hassle of a scarf. Be sure to add some fun jewelry like this Fashionista to spice up the look and add a subtle pop of metallic. Clutches are perfect for dates, because they hold the bare essentials-phone, MetroCard, cash and lip balm-without being too bulky.

This look is perfect to take on a date. Whether you’re headed to the movies or your favorite restaurant, this look is very tasteful and versatile so you won’t feel over or under dressed. You’ll be comfortable all night long in your skinny jeans and thankful that you aren’t fidgeting with a dress or getting frostbite through a pair of tights!

One Simple Change: You can very easily take this look to class by swapping out your booties for a stylish pair of slip-on sneakers. Remember beauty may be pain, but when it comes to class time comfort is key. So throw your laptop into a cute leather tote bag and you’ll be on your way to an A!