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November 15, 2007

Cold Weather Fashion without the Uggs

Walking around campus in the winter gets a little boring sometimes- especially because everywhere I look, there’s a girl wearing leggings that are stuffed into her “Classic Tall” Ugg boots, which so conveniently match her North Face Denali fleece, which is suffering under the weight of her Long Champ shoulder bag. I Googled cold weather fashion and found a site about the celebrity fashions seen at the Sundance Film Festival last year, and it addressed my question of why cold weather fashion has to be so monotonous- and the answer was that it doesn’t have to be.

If you’re a Midwest native like I am, you’ll know that cold weather and fashion don’t always agree. But thankfully, there are other alternatives to marching in the never-ending Ugg / North Face / Long Champ procession on campus- and you don’t have to go out looking like the Michelin man either!

The down jacket is a classic piece not only for the ski slopes, but also the every-day walk to class as well. The best part is, when I have to get up at the crack of dawn for your Accounting 271 discussion section, it easily slips over the baggy sweatshirt that I’m pulling over my head as I’m running out the door to get to class on time. Lucy Liu, a favorite celebrity icon of mine, pulls the look together perfectly without a single ounce of blah in sight:

And let’s also not forget that what goes under the coat is important too. Gloves and scarves don’t only keep you warm and dry, but also can help pull a whole outfit together. They are also timeless pieces that can be used during the warmer months as well. Take advantage of that and find a cute, versatile set in a color that pops or in a pattern that will never go out of season. Eve brings the outdoor look, indoors, as shown below:

Posted by lwtse at November 15, 2007 05:16 PM


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