With the holiday season right around the corner, frosty weather is sure to make its way through campus. While it may seem like you’re doomed to wearing nothing but sweats and Uggs to keep warm at the next party, the reality is that there are plenty of options when it comes to dressing up for weekend outings. In fact, Her Campus TCNJ has got you covered with a guide to navigating through party wardrobe during these next few chilly weeks of the semester.
- First, don’t be so quick to part with your favorite mini skirt. Instead of bearing your legs and exposing them to the icy elements, wear tights. If you buy a pair or two in heavy cotten or fleece-lined material, they can serve as a second skin to combat the cold. You’ll still achieve the sleek and sexy look for your legs without having to freeze throughout the night.
- Also, consider trading in your favorite party heels with a chic pair of boots. Since they come in so many styles and colors, its easy to find a perfect pair of boots to stay stylish and keep your feet warm. If you’re wearing skinny jeans, knee high boots will complement them nicely. Look for suede material in a neutral color like black to give your outfit a dressy look. Boots also come in a variety of heel heights. Try a pair of platform or heeled boots for going out.
- If you decide to brave a treacherous snowstorm for a night out, mid-calf rain boots are a trendy solution that will keep your feet dry.
- As far as coats and jackets go, it might be a good idea to leave these items behind if you’re headed to a party since they often are misplaced. Staying warm comes down to the outfit you’re wearing, specifically your top. Consider replacing tank tops with long-sleeved pieces. Layering with a cardigan is another great option because it can cover your arms and keep you protected against chilly weather outside, without being too heavy to wear inside an overcrowded basement.
- Are you’re really looking to add an extra pop to your outfit? Invest in a sequined cardigan that can really
help pull the party look together. During occasions that call for something a bit more formal, there are dress options that have sleeves to combat against the cold.
- Even if you do decide to wear a shirt that may expose your shoulders, keep warm by accessorizing with a scarf. Depending on the material, the scarf can be as light or thick as you want it to be making it one of the most useful items in your closet this season.
Remember--just because the weather is turning frosty doesn’t mean you have to resort to staying in on a Friday night. With a few key pieces, you’ll be able to keep warm at your next event without sacrificing your fabulous sense of style.