WHAT TO WEAR: From Cold to Classroom

As someone who is nowhere near a morning person, I am forever struggling with that little voice in my head that tells me I can stay bundled under my warm comforter for just five more minutes. The problem with this scenario is that it’s tempting just to throw on whatever you can put together as you rush out the door at the last second. I’ve come to the realization that, as nice as it would be to stay in bed forever, you’ll feel significantly better for the rest of the day if you just take those few extra minutes to think about how you want to dress. Not just for the weather, but so you can confidently express your own style.

This Fashionista definitely dressed in a way that would prepare her for the chill outside, but keep her looking fashionable. This gray long-sleeved dress is a perfect way to start an outfit on a cool day. As it is extremely versatile, you have tons of options when it comes to layering. Adding a scarf is always a good idea to keep warm in winter, and this particular scarf ties the outfit together by sticking to the neutral tones. In addition to these pieces, choosing some type of boot is usually the most practical option for making your way around campus in the cold. These black combat boots are sure to make walking to class that much more bearable. Finally, this Fashionista decided to accessorize with a simple, yet feminine gold bracelet. This winter outfit is the perfect example of how a few simple pieces can come together to create an effortlessly polished look.

Dressing for the cold may seem overwhelming, especially when you live in a place where you’re sweating 90% of the time. However, it’s as simple as layering a few pieces that will keep you warm, and that look well together. Start with one basic piece, and add on from there.

At the end of the (cold) day, all that matters is that you take the time to keep yourself comfortably warm, and that you feel good walking around campus in an outfit that shows off your personal taste in winter clothes.