Rachel McQuiston, Junior
Typically winter is all big, thick coats and Uggs but, as we all know, they are definitely not be the most fashionable options (with the occasional exception of a really well-made but usually really expensive coat). Look beyond those winter ~basics~ for stylish pieces that make you look like a winter wonder while still staying warm.
I find myself reaching for my favorite oversized sweaters and sweatshirts time and time again. This year, I want to switch it up a bit by wearing fun outerwear instead, like a bold sequin blazer or boho shearling coat. Either option can go with jeans, leggings, skirts, and basically anything else. Yeah, sweaters are functional, comfortable and warm but wouldn’t you rather be sexy than sweaty?
While we’re on the subject of outerwear, one trend that I’ve been seeing a lot lately is something called a utility jacket. Utility jackets are structured jackets constructed by a durable, wax-covered fabric that is typically olive or tan in color. The casual, gender-neutral style makes them perfect to layer with sweaters, scarves, leggings, and so much more. They instantly make any outfit look more trendy for winter but, trust me one this one, this trend isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Convinced? Good. Forever21’s website has a wide selection that is sure to satisfy.
One word: knit scarves. Okay... two words. But seriously though, I don’t think anything is more comfortable than your favorite oversized knit scarf (look out for the Buzz Mag scarf sale at lunch throughout winter, cough, cough). Knit scarves are essential for two reasons: they can go with basically any outfit AND they are probably the warmest and most comfortable thing you will ever wear (unless you’re still not over the whole Snuggie thing).
Winter is about ice skating, baking cookies, and playing out in the snow, so make sure you plan the perfect outfit to wear because, hello, you’ll want pictures to commemorate some of the fun memories you’ll make this holiday season. Besides, no winter outing is complete without some fabulous winter outerwear.