As the winter drags on, I find myself dressing as if I can personally will the weather to turn warmer. It’s only after I neglect my winter accessories and am underdressed, that a frigid chill snaps me back to reality. It’s winter, and it will be for a few more long weeks. However, I saw this Fashionista heading to class wearing an outfit composed of layers and topped off with great winter accessories that create a practical, yet chic ensemble. Her fringed poncho is right on trend and the neutral colors create a great flow with her David Lerner cargo-inspired leggings and Steve Madden combat boots. Her Free People earmuffs have a cute wintery design on the headband and are the perfect accessory to keep your ears warm in the harsh chill!

Name: Sarah Friedman

Year: Sophomore

Major: Marketing, with a minor in Psychology

CollegeFashionista: What’s your favorite season to dress for?

Sarah Friedman: My favorite season to dress for is spring because it’s the perfect temperature. You don’t need to wear a heavy coat and you can mix and match any thing in your closet and still be comfortable with the weather.

CF: What’s your favorite and least favorite part of dressing for the winter?

SF: My favorite part of dressing for the winter is definitely wearing comfy sweaters! I get really annoyed wearing gloves though, because it’s so cold but I have an iPhone, so if I wear them I can’t type.

CF: What’s your best advice for dressing for the winter and still looking cute?

SF: Accessorize with soft, fuzzy things because then it’s cute, comfy and warm! You can find fun scarves and hats that will look good and keep you warm too.

How To: To create a stylish and warm outfit like this Fashionista, start with neutral colors so that you can add lots of layers. Try a stylish poncho that you can throw on over a long-sleeved T-shirt. If you’re feeling bold play into another trend like this Fashionista did with fringes. Combat boots are great to wear because you can wear warm, thick socks under them and even let a little bit of the top peek out from over the boots. Add some earmuffs and you’re ready for the cold!

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