By Ananya Delzom
Winter has come. The time of leggings, sweaters and an endless sea of L.L. Bean boots is upon us. For those days when you want to wear something more than your usual go-to, we have compiled a short list of winter fashion essentials to take your ordinary outfit to the next level.
With the not-so-warm welcome of winter, we can try to spice up the term with trendy winter must-haves. We find ourselves sacrificing the newest styles for comfort in order to keep warm, but comfort is one of the most important things about fashion.
Beanie hats are perfect, whether it’s to brighten up your outfit, hide your bad hair day or keep your ears warm.
Fleece leggings are one thing I always forget about. Most of us are so busy accessorizing our outfits with hats and sweaters in the winter that we forget about the bottom half of our outfit. Fleece leggings are definitely necessary for this winter — they’re your ordinary pair of leggings plus extra warmth. What more could you ask for?
Infinity scarves are another great accessory and this season, fashion is mad for plaid. Go for an infinity scarf, plain or plaid, and you will be perfect!
By pulling together simple items like a cable-knit sweater and a basic (or plaid if you’re feeling brave) collared top or collared cardigan, you can dress your outfit up or down — just add different tops! You can really express yourself by adding flare to the cable-knit sweater. When looking to add the final touches to your perfect outfit, don’t just go for the jewels — try another layer instead.
Stand out in the mass of riding boots with a cute pair of ankle boots. Ankle boots are the perfect finishing touch to a wintry outfit, no matter the color or style. Ankle boots with buckles and leather accents are at the top of my list.
One accessory that I’ve been seeing more around campus are cable-knitt headband ear warmers. Not only are they super trendy, but they keep your ears warm, too! They also keep your hair from flying all over your face – which is exactly what we need with in the campus wind tunnel. Ear warmers are the perfect accessory to spice up your outfit.
Good luck, and stay warm!