WHAT TO WEAR: Fifteen Degrees

Don’t let the absence of gloves or lack of a scarf on this Fashionista fool you–it’s cold in Wisconsin. The best way to get through a breezy winter day on campus? Dress your best. This Fashionista shows us just how simple it is to conquer those back-to-back lectures, study in style, and how to cope with undesirable weather.

Braving the frigid winter air, this Fashionista keeps things minimal with a camel Zara coat, a bishop sleeve blouse, dark wash denim, and black heeled booties. A subtle nod to the bell sleeve trend, her bishop sleeve blouse adds a soft feminine touch to the look. This Fashionista mixes things up by leaving her denim untouched; no frays or embellishments here! She lets the hems rest on top of her boots, to keep the ensemble looking modern and fresh, with a single ring and an extra swipe of lipstick to finish.

It’s extremely easy to fall into a pattern, especially with days like these, rolling out of bed and throwing on the pieces closest to you (i.e. yesterday’s leggings and a sweatshirt) out of convenience. Why fall into the trap of the same old same old? With these staple pieces being in most closets, this polished look can easily be recreated! Start off with a blouse and go-to denim, choose your footwear, toss on your coat of choice, et voilà! The pattern is broken, and you’re ready for anything.

There’s a certain power that comes from the right outfit that goes beyond an extra “pep in your step.” A confidence boost, no matter how big or small, has the ability to completely turn around your day. Suddenly the back-to-back lectures, meetings, and current temperatures don’t seem too bad, and the impossible seems possible. It’s true what they say, “when you’re wearing something you love, you can never go wrong.”