Ways to Stay Fashionable this Winter

It’s that time of year again where only two thoughts are racing through our minds: 1) “How do I get as much sleep as possible?” and 2) “How do I dress so as to not turn into an ice sculpture while walking to class?” Unfortunately, this is what makes winter so unappealing to us, since dressing up and looking cute is Baldwin aesthetic. Luckily, we are here to bless you with easy tips to keep you stylish and warm this winter. Whether your style icon is Kim Kardashian or Adam Levine, there’s a piece of advice here for you.

First, let's start with clothing.

Wool and Flannel: These are a fashion essential for both genders. Simply layer a flannel button-up under a comfy sweater, and you’re basically eligible to model for a Ralph Lauren catalog. The best thing about this is you can layer up to 3 shirts and still wear a jacket.

Chunky sweaters: The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time, but the best time to wear a chunky sweater is in the winter. When you don’t have much time or energy to put effort into an outfit, this fashion staple is on your side. Whether you’re pairing it with leggings or a skirt, it’s going to look good and it’s going to keep you warm. 

Shoes: When your feet are warm, your whole body is much more likely to be warm as well. Boots are the best way to achieve this goal, but boots aren’t a sensible option for every day, so consider athletic sneakers (they're in this season!). Rather than packing an entirely new outfit to wear after your workout at the PAC, match those sneakers with a plain white tee and some comfy skinnies.

Next, accessories. 

Jewelry: A sleek bracelet or watch can complement any boring outfit. Wearing a plain shirt? Spice it up by layering a few dainty necklaces. Add some rings and you’re good to go! Silver is particularly fashionable in the winter, but gold is still high up there.

Nail polish: Your nails can make or break an outfit. In the winter, when bright colors are usually kept at a minimum, your nails are a good way to add a pop of color. Smooth, dark colors are a sure thing!

Scarves: These are one of the simplest ways to keep your neck warm and add something to your outfit. There are knit scarves, chiffon scarves, cotton scarves… it's up to you to choose. All of them come in a variety of colors, patterns, and sizes.

Last, let's talk about makeup. 

Bold brows: These seem to have been at the top of the to-do list for women since 2012. It seems pretty difficult, but I’ll break it down. Only tweeze the thin hairs around your eyebrows, then comb them with a brow comb. Fill them in with a gel or pencil liner, focusing on the ends closer to your outer eye, and go over them with a brown powder. Voila! Just make sure you choose a shade of makeup that best matches your brow color. (Don’t use black if you have blonde hair!)

Luscious lips: These goes well with nail polish. Dark lipstick is an essential this winter. Specifically, deep shades of purple and red. This is a great way to add color to your outfit, especially if you’re one of those people whose wardrobe consists mainly of black.

Rosy cheeks: We all get a little washed-out in the winter. Pink or red blush can solve that problem in a jiffy. For most of us, dry skin is also a problem, so trying a cream blush can help your skin retain some moisture.