February 2nd, 2016 at 2:00am

In the midst of a dark, rainy, cold and mostly miserably January (sorry to be so down on January, but I’m much more of summer, hanging at the beach kind of gal) it can be difficult to find the motivation to skip right past your cozy leggings and long sleeved T-shirts and actually dress to impress. I know half the mornings I wake up I am too overwhelmed by the fact that my weather channel app says it’s 31 degrees outside with the possible chance of sleet to even consider putting on a thoughtful and fashionable outfit. However, this Fashionista perfectly pulls off her year-round preppy and feminine style even in the darkness of winter.

This Fashionista effortlessly shows off her style by pairing a few simple pieces with some head-turning outerwear and accessories. The core of her outfit is a simple white T-shirt and a pair of jeans, but her heeled booties and military style jacket make her look finished and fashionable. The addition of a Dooney & Bourke purse and a small black crystal necklace are the perfect touch to make her look preppy and chic. With her stylish and season appropriate look, this Fashionista is easily ready for a fun shopping trip, lunch with the parents or even a date night.

One Simple Change: Want to take this look from a night out at dinner to class? Try switching from heeled booties to flat oxfords and changing out your purse with a cute leather backpack. This way you will still be able to show off a preppy style but look cute on campus in any weather!