Campus Style

In the midst of a brutal N.J. winter, it may seem hard to convince yourself to put any effort into your ensemble. Day after disappointing day, the cold wind just seems to laugh at the amount of effort you put into an outfit that remains unseen, unnoticed and unappreciated. However, we’re here to tell you that covering up may not be such a bad thing.

Dress it up: Who ever said that your coat can’t be the main course? This season, coat dresses are appearing all over the fashion scene. You can keep yourself warm and create the same chic look that any cocktail dress could offer you. Consider pulling the look together with a cute pair of textured tights and heeled boots.

A play on patterns: Picking a bold pattern for your winter coat allows you to draw positive attention without really putting in any effort. You can sport a simple, comfortable outfit, such as leggings and a T-shirt underneath, and still receive praise as a trendsetting fashionista with the right standout patterned coat.

Oversized and deep pockets: This season, bigger seems to be better in the fashion world, with celebrities and fashion icons such as Victoria Beckham, Beyoncé and Kanye West all supporting the oversized trend. Wearing an oversized coat gives a high-fashion look while allowing you to bundle up underneath.

Dynamic duo:

Layer your coat for a chic look. (stylebakery.com)
Layer your coat for a chic look. (stylebakery.com)

If one coat just isn’t doing it for you, consider layering two coats to make your statement. Denim jackets are always a cool pair with a hooded sweatshirt poking out from underneath to create an edgier New York Street style look. Mixing jacket combinations allows you to be doubly as warm, as well as have a ton of winter options that will last you throughout the season.

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