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How to Look Cute When It’s Too Cold to Function

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Hofstra chapter.


Whether or not you love winter and the cold temperatures it brings, it can be pretty hard to muster up the motivation to look cute when you’d rather be in your warm bed. But fear not, collegiettes, it is possible to look put together with the help of these cold weather hacks:


Throw on a bold lip

Never underestimate the power of a bold lip. Winter is the perfect time to experiment with deep berries and bright reds, so throw on a lip to draw attention to the fact that you can manage to look cute when temperatures drop too low for your liking. Also, people tend to be impressed when you rock a fun color on your lips. Blow their minds and look like a boss while you do it.


Make the most out of your scarves

FYI, your scarves are actually really versatile. Mix it up by trying different tying techniques, or drape it over your shoulders and cinch it at the waist with a belt. Not only will you look chic, you’ll get that added warmth that you need when you venture outside.


Invest in a good coat

While it’s true that college students don’t have tons of money to shell out on clothes, investing in a great winter coat is essential. You wear it literally every day, so make sure to get one that’s both stylish and functional. Whether you go for a neutral classic color or a bold print, make sure you love it so that you’ll get your money’s worth. Even if you wear your favorite cozy sweatshirt underneath, your coat will make you look effortlessly chic.


Rock a top knot


You know what’s cute? A top knot. You know what’s not cute? Getting buried alive in your hair as it’s whipped around in the winter winds. Pile your hair on top of your head and you can avoid ~all~ the bad hair days. Dress it up with cute ear muffs or a head wrap, and throw on a scarf to look cute and put together. Pair it with a bold lip and then you’ll really be set to slay the cold weather.


Fleece-lined leggings

If leggings are your ride or die, you don’t have to give them up once it gets cold. Fleece-lined leggings are a thing, and you need them in your life if you refuse to give up your favorite clothing just because the temperature drops. Staying warm doesn’t always mean giving up your favorite pieces!

Sarah Hanlon is a senior at Hofstra University where she is pursuing a major in journalism. She almost always has an iced coffee in her hand, and she's an avid lover of online shopping, reality TV, and New York City. When she’s not researching all things Kate Middleton or reading lifestyle blogs, you can find her binge watching The Bachelor or writing about the latest pop culture, fashion and beauty trends. After college, she hopes to make a career out of her love for TV and style in New York. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram: sarahhanlon_.
Coming from a small town in Connecticut, Hailey is a recent graduate of Hofstra University. She spent her time in school working as the Campus Correspondent for the Hofstra chapter of Her Campus where she led the chapter to a pink level status every semester she oversaw the chapter. She also served as the Personnel Director for Marconi Award Winning station WRHU-FM. While holding multiple positions at Hofstra, she was a communications intern at Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment, the company that oversees Barclays Center and Nassau Veteran's Memorial Coliseum.