WHAT TO WEAR: Let’s Get Cozy

It’s winter break my fashion friends! For some of you that means jetting off to a tropical getaway and living in pure bliss for some much needed finals recuperation. But for those who are staying home this holiday season, stay warm and embrace the cold with some killer style! My favorite trend probably ever to exist has been athleisure because it’s just so easy. Holiday shopping, cooking with family, or grabbing lunch with old high school friends: just throw on a pair of leggings, sneakers, and outerwear of some kind and you’re good to go! I don’t know why this hasn’t always been considered stylish, but now that it is I am never letting go of it.

On the other hand, sometimes you gotta dress it up a bit. Holidays with family and nights out usually require a bit more effort than leggings and a hoodie (unfortunately). But dressing up can be so fun, and if it proves not to be, at least you can get some quality Instagram pictures to make it worthwhile. Hopefully the outfit this Fashionista is wearing will spark some inspiration when dressing up over break!

To create an outfit that is appropriate for both holiday events and bracing the cold weather, we combined some items for a cozy yet structured look. Starting from the bottom, this Fashionista has got on some sleek, leather Steve Madden boots that you could either dress up or down. She kept the look streamlined with dark wash jeans and a warm, black turtleneck sweater. The statement piece of this look is a tan, shearling coat that is just so fluffy that you’d think you’re wearing a cloud. This coat is such an easy way to make an otherwise plain outfit into an interesting (and warm!) ensemble.

Enjoy winter break, you fine people. Dress up when you want, and dress down when you can! Enjoy the days when you can lounge on your couch in your sweats and no one will say anything about it, and also enjoy the evenings when you can go all out and showcase some style. Stay cozy!