It’s beginning to get rather chilly on campus, and the students are being forced out of those horrible, tiny, all-baring shorts, and into something even more horrible – Ugg boots (occasionally paired with shorts, which means you have absolutely no stylistic integrity in my book). It’s getting cold, after all!
But you still want to look cute, and jackets that have the feel of a Hazmat suit don’t exactly fit that ticket. So what’s a poor girl to do? Well, there are fairly simply ways to add warmth to any outfit, and some are even invisible.
- Thermals – Yeah, I kick it old school sometimes. Wearing long thermals (I used to deer hunt in mine) adds warmth to any outfit, but they can be hidden under pants and leggings. You’ll be toasty and warm in tights! Go figure. And no one can see them, so it’s very convenient. You can purchase packs of them at Walmart for around $8.
- Gloves – Gloves are a great way to keep your hands warm and look cute. You can try leather gloves, riding gloves, fingerless (albeit a little less cozy)…and, of course, there are many different materials. Leather gloves are often lined with faux fur or fabric, and you can choose from knit, cotton, etc. when purchasing them and other types of gloves.
- Scarves – Again, a simple way to add warmth. But here’s the thing: scarves don’t just keep your neck warm. You can pull them up around your ears like a hood if you’re out in the wind! Just be sure to pick a thick, cozy one.
- Tights – Add tights under thick shorts or skirts to make them season-appropriate! You can choose vivid patterns or solid colors.
- Collared shirts – Adding collared shirts underneath sweaters is a great way to work in an extra layer, and can bring so much to your outfit: the sexy nerd look, the hipster look, the preppy look…you can make it all work with collars!
- Thick socks – Look, flats are cute and usually flattering, but you can’t really wear socks with them. Sure, the no-show socks work, fine, but they don’t really add warmth. On really cold days, cover those toes up with boots and thick wool socks! I wear my dad’s hunting socks a lot because they work with my brown boots and keep my toes toasty.
I hope you find these tips helpful, and stay warm!
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