WHAT TO WEAR: Merry and Bright

Notecards, study guides and drowning yourself with coffee is what finals week is all about. With the holidays just around the corner, this Fashionista and I decided to put the textbooks aside and treat ourselves to well-deserved lunch date downtown. For a day out on the town, it’s essential to dress warm and trendy. A black, snug turtleneck sweater will do just the trick! This traditional black turtleneck can never do you wrong. It’s the perfect top for those chilly winter seasons that adds another elegant detail to any look. Pair it with leggings, a skirt and tights or some thrifted mom jeans like this daring Fashionista!

Scarves are another holiday season must-have. They keep you toasty and add texture to any outfit. You can use any knitted scarf as a neck wrap or a classic knitted shawl. Scarves are so universal and there are plenty of ways to wear them! Log into Pinterest or Instagram, and scope out the latest scarf crazes. When it comes to finding the perfect boots for the winter, you can’t go wrong with some edgy, black Dr. Martens. They catch everyone’s eye because of their shiny and sleek appearance.

Since it’s the most wonderful time of the year, why not coat your lips with the most wonderful lip color of the season? Red and berry lips are any passionate Fashionista’s go-to color during the winter. It adds color and brightness to the face and always is a head turner. So this holiday season, grab a sweet peppermint mocha, slip on a cozy turtle neck sweater, paint on some lustrous berry lips and celebrate weeks of no stress and fabulous outfit opportunities!