By Victoria Thornton – Collegiate Staff
During the winter months we strive to look our best, but it becomes difficult with the overabundance of winter accessories. Don’t fret. We’ve got you covered. This guide will give you some basic ideas on dressing for winter without becoming the puffy marshmallow that your mom made you look like as a kid.
1. Don’t put your summer clothes in storage. There is a swift transition between wearing summer attire and dragging out the winter boots and heavy scarves. Keep them out and mix them with your winter clothes. This can create a revamped wardrobe and save you an expensive trip to the department stores.
2. Wear your jean shorts all winter long. Have you ever had a hard time parting with those favorite jean shorts that were glued to you all summer? No worries just throw some black knit leggings underneath and team them with a pair of combat boots. You’ve now created a stylish new outfit and can stay in those beloved distressed cutoffs.
3. Wear bulky scarves. Just because some scarves are colossal and huge, doesn’t mean you have to look the same. Match your scarf with some knee high boots, skinny jeans, and a classic cardigan. This will give you an elongated look, while your immense scarf keeps you warm.
4. Dresses are permitted. Did you think that little black dress was going to hibernate for the cold months? No need. Put it on along with some printed tights and those heel booties you’ve been dying to be seen in. Voila, you’re ready for a night out with your girlfriends.
5. The leather jacket comeback. When you were a kid did you make fun of your parents for their tacky leather jacket? Most people did. Well bite your tongue and admit that its comeback is in positive form. Most leather jackets can be worn with any sort of outfit and they are also exceptionally warm.
These are just a few tips on how to stay warm this winter and look good while doing it. Don’t rule out anything in your wardrobe because layering is in right now and is an easy way to repurpose clothing for any season.