- Category: Volume 85 (Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)
- Published: 29 January 2014
The cold weather is not coming to an end anytime soon, which means dressing warm and layering are an absolute must. These five winter accessories will be sure to keep you toasty and fashionable at the same time during the below zero degree temperatures.
The first winter essential for the winter months is a winter coat. This sounds like a no-brainer but there are so many different types of winter coats, it is hard to make a decision on just one. Some of the styles include: puffer, pea coat, fur, military, slouchy, biker and more. Which style you choose ultimately depends on what look you are going for and how heavy of a coat you want. For extra warmth a puffer coat or a fur coat are recommended. For a trendier look, but a lighter feel, a biker coat or a pea coat is the way to go.
Every woman out there loves shoes and every woman is sure to own a good pair of boots. Boots can be worn with almost everything during the winter. They can be paired with a slouchy sweater and leggings, a blazer and skinny jeans or a dress and stockings. Select boots can even change the look of your whole outfit, making it look formal or casual. Elisabeth Medino, a senior social work major, has several pairs of boots. “I have combat boots, booties and tall riding boots,” she said. “I love wearing them because they are comfortable and they look great with any outfit.”
The third winter essential is a pair of gloves. There are gloves that are fingerless but with the recent cold, fingerless gloves are not the best option. With all the touch screen phones, sometimes people get nervous to wear gloves because they think they won’t be able to use their phones. No need to panic because there are many gloves created with special fabric on the thumb and pointer fingers that allow you to text, make a call, and do absolutely anything on your phone while never taking off your gloves.
Scarves are accessories that are not only worn during the wintertime. However, they are perfect for giving you extra warmth when layering. They come in all different colors which allow anyone to add that extra pop of color to their ensemble. Alex D’Errico, a senior social work major, said that her favorite winter accessory is a scarf. “… I refuse to get my collarbone cold and it always makes the outfit better,” she said.
The fifth and final winter essential is a hat. There are all different types and a lot of people wear hats for fashion purposes, but in weather like this, hats are worn to keep your ears and your head warm. A popular style of hat this year is the beanie. They add a little bit of a hipster feel to outfits. “I don’t do hats, but I love those knit beanies, young girls with straight Marsha Brady hair can get away with them,” said Kristine Simoes, specialist professor of communication.
Other clothing items that are a necessity in the winter are sweaters, cardigans and earmuffs. All of these clothing pieces and accessories make anyone look cute and fashionable in freezing temperatures. So even though we are all counting down the days until we can wear our leather shorts we got for Christmas or that adorable floral pattern dress you for your birthday, just wait a little longer. Be sure to bundle up and soon enough spring fashion will be in full swing.
PHOTO TAKEN by Alyssa Gray