Campus Style

As we come face-to-face with the icy essence of late fall fashion, some adjustments to our wardrobe are more than necessary. One of the hardest parts of dressing for the cold weather is finding a balance between fashion-forward and staying warm. Often an underestimated accesory, a scarf can be one of the best statement pieces

A recycled sweater-scarf adds a nice touch to winter apparel.

during the colder months.

Luckily for the broke college student, a scarf is also an extremely easy DIY candidate:

For this project, grab a large sweater, scissors and a needle and thread or sewing machine (only needed if the fabric ravels).

Step 1: Cut a straight line through both sides of the sweater from armpit to armpit.

Step 2: Fold over the cut-edge and stitch a seam to keep the fabric from unraveling. Stitch both ends of the scarf to make an infinity scarf.

Step 3: Fold the scarf  under to form a double-layering look.

Step 4: Flaunt it! Double it up around your neck and stay warm while looking fierce at the same time.

A few words of advice: Don’t be afraid to get creative! Patch different fabrics together, braid pieces of the scarf to craft a different texture, or even drape it over your shoulders as a warm shawl to create a cold-weather look that will carry you all the way into the winter season.