During these blustery, winter days a mere walk to the supermarket can send involuntary tears streaming down any student's face. But blink one too many times and you might miss the day's few squalid rays of sunlight. That is why it is so important to guard your eyes with shades; the accessory most lovingly associated with the beaming hot rays of summer days is (believe it or not) still useful in these sunless stretches.
This Fashionista is dressed for the winter, especially with her Ray Ban aviator shades. These sunglasses translate from summer to winter, flawlessly: their golden rims swallow the heat of the sun and reflect it onto this student's face, giving her a warm glow. This sartorial student is smart enough to shielf her body, and not just her eyes, from the cold and windy blasts. She swaths herself in a T-shirt by Alexander Wang, an oversized sweater, a BB Dakota faux fur vest and a Sandro jacket. The multi-textural aspect of her outfit leads the eye from one garment to the next — the faux fur of her vest greatly contrasts the smoother lining of her jacket and comfortable texture of her T-shirt.
Layers, when worn like this fashion enthusiast, achieve a much sleeker silhouette than that of a puffer jacket. In the cold of winter many of my peers and I morph into an army of Michellin men clomping sullenly from class to class, but this fashionista does it right. Her layers keep her warm, if not warmer, than a down jacket could, and also allow her to do a little climate control. No, this Fashionista is not saving the world from environmental catastrophy, rather she is saving herself from bouts of discomfort associated with finnicky heating systems. The wind-whipped hill that leads to West End is a different universe entirely than the heat incubators we sometimes call lecture halls.
So, Fashionistas, whether you are struggling to defend yourself from the climate, or just from exams, shield yourself with shades, layers and a smile.