STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Bundle Up

Lately there has been a gloom setting over La Jolla, covering UCSD with a blanket of clouds and chilly winds. That’s why it is all the more reason to bundle up fashionably while staying warm. Our Fashionisto this week dresses comfortably in this gradual transition to colder temperatures. The simplistic look of his outfit fits the mood on campus as midterms set in for the fall quarter. Study lounges are mostly filled with students getting work done over hot cups of coffee set on tables here and there. This Fashionisto’s outfit fits the part of a studious college student. The sweater and denim match-up is perfect during this time of the school year.

Despite looking like a Levis model himself, this Fashionisto is dressed modestly. With a sweater from H&M and 1969 Standard Fit denim jeans from Gap, this is an outfit that doesn’t require an arm or leg. The jeans were on sale for under $30 with a price that was originally marked close to $100. This just proves that it is very possible to dress fashionably and affordably. The two might seem impossible together sometimes but this Fashionisto shatters that stereotype. He shows that it is all about dressing practical rather than costly.

Another store that markets their brand off of classic comfort is Banana Republic.  The Landen Chucka Boot from Banana Republic is seen on this Fashionisto. The boot is rugged and goes really well with the rest of the outfit. Colors like beige dresses down any outfit but you can still count on it to make any outfit look classy. More importantly outfits like this reflect so much about the person wearing it. Our Fashionisto looks like the perfect A student if I do say so myself.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Bundle Up!

As someone who has lived in the Northeast their whole life, if I had to pick one winter essential it would probably be a puffy coat. Combating the cold and wind in all one swift move, it is every Fashionista’s own personal superhero. I am going abroad next semester to Ireland and, when previous students told me I did not need a puffy coat, I looked at them in awe. No layers of multiple marshmallow-like padding in January? I think I would feel lost.

Despite our recent heat wave in Boston, it finally feels as though December has settled in making this essential even more relevant. This week’s Fashionista is not only rocking an extremely comfy-looking puffer but paired it the right way as well. The key to working such a high-volume piece into your wardrobe is to slim it out with the rest of your outfit. That usually entails skinny jeans or tights and boots on the bottom and a slim fitting sweater or shirt on the top. If you go too baggy, the whole outfit will look like a slightly sloppy '90s rapper.

For a great puffer jacket, check out this one from J.Crew. I personally own it and not only is it warm, but its slim fit won’t make you feel like you gained 20 pounds overnight. Looking for something a little more sturdy? Although it might have the stigma of being associated with your childhood multi-colored snowsuit, L.L. Bean puffers are probably some of the most comfy and warm coats out there. Just don’t forget your gloves.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Bundle Up

Brrrrrrrr, it's cold out there! It seems like these days I find myself wishing for that summer humidity! Since when is summer over, and since when is it actually cold? Fall is fast approaching, so get those coats ready, Fashionistas/os!

This week’s Fashionista didn’t seem to mind the chilly breeze wrapped up in her fitted tweed jacket and colorful scarf. I love how her scarf adds some color to the darker tones of her jacket and boots, overall creating an outfit that is perfect for fall but still has some summer fun to it as well. Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you can’t still be cute — get inspired by this week’s Fashionista!

I love fall mostly for the jackets. Don’t you love the feeling when you find one that goes with everything? This Fashionista’s tweed H&M jacket is super cute and paired with some brown boots basically encompasses the fall look.

If tweed isn’t really your thing, try a jacket like this. A great substitution for a jacket on a chilly day is a heavier blazer like this. Add a scarf with a little color like this or a classic circle scarf like this one and your look will be complete. It’s definitely not shorts and T-shirt season anymore, so do yourself a favor and bundle up like this Fashionista!

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Bundle Up

Bundling up for class can be such a drag. It is hard to be warm and comfortable while walking to class as the winter weather begins to be upon us. This Fashionista stood out to be because of her comfortable fall-to-winter style. Skinny jeans and Converse sneakers are staple items that can be paired with almost any outfit. But what I really liked about her outfit is her white North Face vest paired with a black American Apparel zip-up. A winter vest is a great alternative to a plain coat and a lot more flattering than a fleece zip-up. This particular women's vest comes in a variety of different colors including louie-blue and black high shine. This Fashionista’s layering style allows her to stay warm while at the same time mix up her winter look.

While the North Face vest is a classic version of a winter vest, Michael Kors makes puffer vests in vibrant metallic colors such as lipstick red. This puffer vest takes the original North Face vest to a trendier level. Opposed to the everyday street-style of the North Face vest, the Michael Kohrs vest gives a pop of color and a upscale urban feel. This week look out for new puffer vest styles to give your winter wardrobe a new head turning style.

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