February 2nd, 2016 at 2:00am

Winter in Michigan usually means a couple of things: you’re cold, and you’re cranky from having to shovel yourself out of your driveway that morning. Thankfully, despite all of those stresses, dressing for the weather and still looking stylish is effortless.

The look this Fashionista was sporting happens to encompass most of my favorite cold weather trends because they’re so easy  to pair together. The accessorizing possibilities are seemingly endless.

Oversized knit sweaters are such an easy staple piece to keep on hand during the colder months, and this olive brown shade is such a good neutral that pairs well with a wide range of other colors . The simplicity of the sweater makes it comparable to a blank canvas and the muted gold of the braided, beaded, bib necklace complements the tone of the outfit perfectly, making it an ideal statement piece.

The tall, lace-up boots in all black also fall under my ‘essentials’ category. It’s very rare that we can get away with not wearing some kind of boot here during this time of year, and the subtle flair of lacing on a pair with some good height dresses up any outfit.

Staying on trend and being cozy can be one in the same when it comes to the world of winter wear. If there’s one thing you should take from my featured Fashionista, it should be to never underestimate the usefulness of  a simple sweater and a good accessory.

One Simple Change: When the winter weather is over, don’t pack up your oversized sweater right away. Not every spring day is going bring T-shirt temperatures. Trade your black leggings for a pair of black high-waisted shorts and loosely tuck in the front of the sweater for an equally ‘cute-but-casual’ look. If it’s still too cold for shorts alone, throw a pair of sheer, black tights underneath to give you a little more coverage!