WEEKEND FORECAST: Baby, it’s Cold Outside

With D.C. temperatures now disturbingly close to the single-digits, Fashionistas and Fashionistos throughout campus are sporting their warmest attire. Cold temperatures don't necessarily require an oversized, down coat; I've found that, with layers worn underneath, peacoats can be equally as warm. That being said, I've been keeping my eyes peeled for those students who fashionably wear cold-weather coats that aren't puffy and filled with down feathers.

I spotted this Fashionisto when I was leaving one of my exams this week. This Fashionisto is sporting cuffed, khaki pants, a really cool pair of ankle boots and an amazing double-breasted peacoat. Beneath his coat, he's wearing a crisp oxford shirt with a warm cashmere cardigan layered over it. To his outfit, he's added a cozy, long, thickly-knitted, charcoal-colored scarf with fringe. His peacoat and multiple layers keep him comfortably warm in the now-freezing D.C. temperatures without the use of down feathers. This Fashionisto's effortlessly chic look transitions perfectly from day-to-night and he can easily go out to dinner or a bar and not be weighed down by an extremely bulky winter coat.

Hint: For many, this is the last weekend of the fall semester. Therefore, while you're celebrating with dinner outings or bar crawls this weekend, don't hesitate to sport a stylish peacoat instead of a large down coat. Also, don't forget to add some layers underneath to ensure warmth in these extremely cold temperatures. Peacoats are a winter staple for both Fashionistos and Fashionistas and, with layers underneath, are a warm, fashion-forward alternative to the typical, puffy winter coat. These great coats are sure to please and will add an effortlessly chic element to your weekend look!

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WEEKEND FORECAST: Baby, It’s Cold Outside

During this winter break, don’t be afraid to show your style even if it is freezing outside. Being cozy by the fire and listening to N’SYNC Christmas songs does sound tempting BUT there are so many great holiday activities in downtown Chicago. After being surrounded by cornfields in Urbana-Champaign, take the opportunity to travel to the beautiful city. This Fashionista shows how you can still look adorable all bundled up. I know Uggs are way over used and practically the entire female population at U of I has a pair, but really…UGGs are arguably the warmest boot ever. They are basically an essential. Also, her sophisticated pea coat shows she knows how to keep lookin’ hot even in this cold weather.

Hint: If you want to still be comfy and warm, but stand out a little – try these uGGs.

Style On,

Gina Chinino

 

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