Campus Style

As the temperature continues to drop, we find ourselves disregarding our fashion sense and throwing on anything to keep ourselves from freezing. What was once a

Vests make a good transition accessory for cooler weather. (thecollegeprepster.com)

season of light sweaters draped over flowing dresses and high boots has now transformed itself into the bitter reality that staying warm and looking chic are on two opposite ends of the spectrum.     But fear not, because a great way to stay warm in the colder months without looking frumpy is to incorporate this season’s vest trend into your ensemble. The best thing about it is that there are so many different types of vests — all giving you the ability to create versatile styles with one simple staple piece.

1. A puffed or fleece vest. This can be paired with leggings and a crew neck sweatshirt or a long-sleeved shirt to create a classical sporty look when you’re short on time and looking for something that can fit your active lifestyle.

2. A brown leather vest. This is a great fall accent to throw on over a cream or neutral-colored sweater with a pair of dark-wash jeans. This look incorporates a little edge into an outfit that would otherwise be plain and boring.

3. A structured olive- or camo-print vest. Combined with a flannel shirt and chunky combat boots, this is a must-have for this season. This look can also be done with all black underneath to bring a little more grunge into the colder months.

4. A dramatic vest. You can adorn a simple, chic outfit with a fur vest of your choice. This is a more prominent statement piece, so it is usually a good idea to keep the outfit underneath simple and one-toned.