As my university lays plastered with a thin blanket of snow, I’m beginning to see a trend in my clothes as I march into the freezing weather.
For the most part, college students walk through sleet, snow and rain to fearlessly fight for their grades.
I never thought of the cold before coming to college. During winter, I would run the quick twenty yardsfrom car to building without a jacket. Armed with only a thin turtleneck and pair of chelsea boots, I realized that at university, this simply wouldn’t cut it.
So, from me to you, I’m offering you cheap ways to stay stylish while you absolutely freeze to death.
A Beanie (Preferably with two pom-poms)
While it’s already likely I’ll hide my hair by a ballcap before running to class, I opt for this beanie when the temperatures drop below freezing. My favorite brand of beanie is C.C. The thickness of the yarn keeps my ears warm and hides my bedhead.
I like the two pom-poms, because it gives the hat personality. Although it first reminded me of Mickey Mouse, I grew fond of this style after watching the hat bounce back and forth as my fellow classmates frantically run to class.
Also, these beanies are the most customizable. I usually match them with my school’s colors or, I buy a trendy color that mixes well with all of my outfits.
Smart Touch Gloves
For some reason, people usually believe Smart Touch Gloves to be expensive when compared to the usual run-of-the-mill mittens. I’m here to disprove that lie.
Smart Touch Gloves are the most pragmatic choice for busy college students. I’m on my phone countless times while I walk through campus to my next class.
These gloves in particular give an outfit a fun pop of pattern, while also being touch-screen friendly.
A casual coat for on-the-go students comes in the affordable form of this puffer jacket. Old Navy always has deals, and I’m constantly pulled in by them.
This coat manages to fight off frigid wind while looking effortlessly stylish. It has become a staple in my wardrobe for chilly days.
I like to pair this with anything from oversized sweatshirts to flannels. Accessorize with beanies, a fun pair of gloves, and a scarf to create an entirely new look.
A Staple Coat
Everyone needs a staple coat in their wardrobe, and this piece happens to be one of them. This fun jacket can be paired with anything from a pair of casual leggings, sweater and low-boot combo, to a classy out-on-the-town look.
This is my own personal favorite piece in my closet, and it definitely gets the most use. I usually pair it with anything from a baseball cap and Adidas running shoes, to a high-waisted skirt with thigh-high boots.
What makes this piece stand out is its versatility in and out of the closet during winter.
No one truly understands how a pair of trusty, comfortable boots are needed for the pragmatic college student. These Target boots happen to be one of my favorite items in my closet.
As someone who loves shoes, these are easily my most-worn pair this winter season. They are shaped like a chelsea boot, but the wedged bottom allows me to walk through campus with ease.
I pair these with long socks to show my personality. They’re fun to wear with denim boyfriend jeans or a pair of fleece, black leggings. They can be either dressed up or down. And for college students, versatility is always appreciated.