STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Winter Wonderland

Finally the winter has actually turned into winter! This weekend was a snowy wonderland in New England, but that does not mean Fashionistas were not looking their best. Even when the weather is dreary, you can still put together a cute outfit by incorporating weather appropriate accessories.

This Fashionista stayed styling by pairing rain boots, a down parka and a knit headband. She looks particularly cute because all of her colors complement each other. Having a down parka is a must if you live in an area where the weather gets nippy; her parka is from Calvin Klein and is a beige tone. It features a full hood with fur to keep her head warm while walking to class and is also weather resistant so she doesn’t have to worry about staying snowy while sitting at her desk. This Fashionista is also wearing Burberry rain boots in the traditional print; these rain boots are an investment, but you can get similar ones at Bakers or even Target that are super cute if you don’t want to splurge. I love that she wore a knit headband, which acts as a cute accessory and also keeps her ears warm. Forever 21 has great knit headbands, and matching scarves for under $10. Also, sunglasses are not just for when the sun is shining in the summer. It is very bright out when it snows — so put on your shades, it will also cover up running eye make up if the snow is in full force.

Another tip for the snow is not to wear jeans; leggings or knit pants are much more comfortable and, in case your coat isn’t as long as this Fashionistas, you don’t have to worry about your pants getting as heavy as jeans do when they get wet.

So, if you are about to brace the white weather, be sure to bundle up with accessories and stay cute.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Winter Wonderland

As the semester comes to end it is often hard to keep our lives in order. Endless nights in the library, professor’s office hours and, of course, holiday shopping but the last thing we need is bad weather! Try and make it through finals and this winter weather by dressing in warm layers and waterproof attire. Despite the dirty traffic slush, slippery sidewalks and heavy book bags, this Fashionista is cool, calm and collected.

It is easy to let yourself go when your life revolves around studying, sleeping and test taking. And it is even easier to do so when the weather is frightening. This Fashionista looks like she could take on a blizzard and still look great! Her boots are winter weather appropriate and her jacket is stunning. Fir trimmed waterproof jackets are a great subtle way of staying trendy staying comfortable. The firm trimmed collar is not only adorable but it also covers your face from the cold harsh D.C. winds. The Fashionista opted for leggings to make this outfit library and test taking appropriate.

For a more festive look try layering with a bright red sweater and throw in a patterned pair of over the knee wool socks too. 

Remember: A true Fashionista can look good anytime and in any weather! 

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Winter Wonderland

As the snow starts to fall in Bloomington, Fashionistas should be prepared. Finding a winter hat you really love that looks good and doesn't mess up your curls can be a struggle. And pairing a hat with an outfit can always be challenging. But as finals week approaches, your body temperature may affect your studying abilities so make sure you're staying as warm as possible! This Fashionista was spotted on her way out of the Union to battle the cold. Her light pink metallic puffer vest works well with her dark blue jeans and solid gray flowered hat. IU Fashionistas, don't resist cute winter accessories found at Cactus Flower or Pitaya. Pull one of these beenies or berets over your head like the Fashionista here. This slouchy bobble hat is perfect for a trip to the library, while this crisp gleam beanie may be better for a date to The Nutcracker.

To stay cozy outdoors, try this Brixton Portman felt cloche. And if you're thinking about shopping for a funky vest in Bloomington, check upstairs at local vintage shop Cactus Flower.

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