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Hot looks for cold temps


It’s cold, but you still want to look good.

With the freezing temperatures and snow covering the ground, autumn fashion has frozen into round, puffy outfits looking more like lumps of blankets than fashion. While keeping warm in this frigid weather is paramount, here’s how to look good simultaneously.



  • Layers


Don’t be branded by your one outer layer – work from the inside out. Save your parka for outside in-between classes and peel back layers as indoor temperatures warm up. The more layers you have, the nicer you’ll look.

Make sure each layer is visible to provide an organically wintery style.

  1. Base layer: long sleeve
  2. Cardigan, sweater, or vest
  3. Pants or leggings
  4. Tall socks and boots, snow boots, or waterproof tennis shoes
  5. Accessorize: scarf, jewelry, hat, gloves, knit headband
  1. Accessories

Emphasize those accessories to accent thick, heavy winter wear. If you never peel off your outer layers, adding jewelry, scarves, headbands, ties, and hats can help keep you warm while breaking up the monotony of a sweatshirt.


  1. Go Thick

It’s tempting to break out thin, flimsy layers after months of cold, but without thick layers, you’ll freeze and spend the whole day sporting a coat on top of your layers, covering everything. An outfit is only good if you can see it, therefore strategically choose thicker layers.

  • Thick denim pants
  • Fleece lined leggings
  • Thick, tall socks or boot toppers


  1. Dry Jacket

Once you’re wet, everything is over. While you can look cute and warm, you can’t look cute and be miserable. Selecting a flattering and waterproof jacket will preserve your layers and boost your outdoors style.

Recommended Jackets:

  • Wool peacoat
  • Parka
  • Winter wool flannel
  • Boarding jacket

Steer Clear From:

  • uninsulated leather
  • cotton
  • untreated natural fabrics


  1. Base Layer

If everything else comes off, be confident with your base layer. Don’t shed your jacket to a white t-shirt and some jeans, be creative. A base layer can be basic but not bland.


  • Patterned long sleeves
  • Fitted t-shirt
  • Graphic top
  • Graphic t-shirt


Elliot Hansell and Abigail Stevens | The Broadside

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[Edited by Erika]

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