February 18th, 2016 at 2:00am

Honestly, I am terrible at layering. When winter comes around and the air starts to get colder I like to hide under a pile of fuzzy blankets. Unfortunately, blankets are not fashion so I turned to a Fashionista for some help.

This Fashionista’s style is always on point and one day I asked her if I could photograph her look. She layered perfectly for a cold day with a bunch of trendy pieces keeping her both warm and in style.

The key in tying this whole look together is her dress. First of all, you have to pick a cute dress and since you’re all fashionable I’m sure you will. Second, you have to pick one that is simple in shape and in color. By picking something more plain you will be able to add detailing as you accessorize with the layers.

As you can see there are no blankets in sight, but there is what is called a blanket scarf. These scarves are huge, often plaid, pieces of fabric that you can wear in multiple ways. You can just let them hang, swing them around your neck or even wear them like a shawl. This Fashionista has knotted hers a few times so it’s more like an infinity scarf, which were the craze of last winter. This winter however, blanket scarves are taking over!

Over-the-knee boots are completely on trend this winter, because they spice up any look. Since they cover up more of your legs than regular boots, they also help in blocking out the cold. Suede over-the-knee boots are a particular favorite of mine as I have seen several big name fashion bloggers wearing Stuart Weitzman’s classic boots. Since we college girls we probably cannot afford that $800 pair of booties, so check out these ASOS boots instead.

So there you have it Fashionistas- layering in the winter is as easy as starting with something basic and building on top of it. Take out your favorite simple dress, add a scarf and voila! Stick to one color palette as you go. The most important thing to remember is to have fun with your fashion.

One Simple Change: Remove those layers to let your cute dress speak for itself in the spring!