The old adage “dress smart, look smart” couldn’t be truer when you’re looking for an outfit that’s both college-appropriate and winter-proof. From walking through mounds of snow to peeling off layers in class, finding the right look can seem next to impossible.
However, these style bloggers have figured out how to thread that needle between fashionable and practical! These are six perfect winter outfits for college you should try out yourself.
Finding the perfect winter coat is essential when you make college walkways your runways. Investing in a coat that can be combined with multiple looks, both casual and chill, is a great way to put it to work. We suggest picking a striking color, such as a lipstick red or indigo blue, so that you could wear it anywhere it looks like a part of your style.
Tis the season for sweater weather! We are loving old school chunky cable knits and far out designs like this mix of rainbow polka dots and stripes. It adds a much-needed touch of color without being overwhelming or falling into the dreaded “ugly sweater” category. But what really makes this outfit perfect for hanging out with friends on a quad is the matching knit hat as the perfect accessory.
We all have that comfy plaid button-down we break out on lazy days or for when we’re running late to class. But plaid doesn’t have to be for last resorts or when you know you’re not going to be seen. Plaid is the perfect winter weather fabric for pieces like skirts, leggings, and coats. We especially love how vintage dressy it looks here when added to a cute sweater and pair of black tights.
That boho, west coast style doesn’t just disappear when the summer concert season is over. You can pull this chic, laid back look off no matter where you’re located. The trick is to find muted colors like creams or pale pinks and then add a 70’s twist. Here, this sweater is rocking the bell sleeve look that is taking over our style feeds.
The Right Accessories
Winter outfits live and die on what you add to them. For this look, it’s all about the extra long, thick sweater in a pop of color the turns heads. She adds another element by utilizing leather gloves and leather moccasins — both practical and a contrasting texture. Finally, there’s the purse. It totally hits the vintage, Parisian theme while also still staying in the natural pastel color scheme of the rest of her outfit.
Extra Layers, Thicker Pants
While fashion is important, warmth is absolutely essential. This style blogger gets it down with the multiple layers of a flannel base, sweater top, and comfy flannel jacket. Where it really wins is actually in the pants. It’s easy to stick to skinny leggings or jeans when fitting in boots, but when you need to kick it up a notch for a more formal look, thicker fabrics in a flare or a wide leg is much more winter approved. Have at least one well-tailored pair in your closet for interviews, date nights, and presentations.