Moving into colder weather doesn’t have to be brutal when you can always count on your winter wardrobe to keep you warm and stylish. With days shortening and the sun setting early on campus, layering is a must at Montclair State University.
In the blink of an eye, the students went from slowly incorporating an extra layer of clothing to dressing now for cold weather. Be prepared to see lots of faux fur, bold colors, leather jackets, and puffer jackets. Ugg boots may be making a comeback.
However, it is important to have basic pairs of both faux leather pants and a classic pair of jeans. My favorites are both from Abercrombie & Fitch. Solid or plaid turtlenecks and sweaters are also essential for layering.
When I want to feel comfortable but also at the same time, my favorite outfit is a matching tracksuit in a fun color. As for shoes, my primary pairs are Steve Madden shoes or a simple pair from Converse.
Kelly Pickart, a fashion studies student, loves to keep her casual style, but she also loves to make it look trendy. Pickart says that wearing a black winter jacket is a must.
A winter item that everyone needs is the black spray [jacket]Pickart said.
If you spot Pikaart on campus, you’ll likely see that she’s wearing a black SKIMS mask, matching leggings, jacket, puffer coat and shoes. Not only is the SKIMS mask comfortable, it’s also versatile to suit her neutral aesthetic.
Naila Jones, a fashion studies senior student, enjoys wearing chic streetwear inspired by “Sex and the City”. She has a distinct winter style.
“For outerwear, anything from faux fur coats to ankle-length puffer coats,” Jones said. “The clothing should be shorts or boots paired with a crew neck and long sleeves underneath. For shoes, my primary shoes are often black Doc Marten boots, or something else [sold by] Clarks because [their shoes] Very warm and comfortable.”
Layering, Jones said, is not only essential for leaving the house on a cold day, but it also adds extra flair to an outfit. After walking from Car Parc Diem to campus, one can simply take off a few layers and end up wearing completely new clothes.
Nia Singer, a fashion studies senior student, is seen wearing a stylish all-black outfit. It has a classic and neutral look on the go.
“[Basics] It can be casual and relaxed, and I can just wear a long coat that goes with it,” Singer said.
Singer winter essentials are over-the-knee boots.
“They go with everything, and to make the shoes look even better, pair them with a long raincoat,” Singer said.
Hafez Williams, a fashion novice who studies fashion, lives and breathes fashion. If you see Williams on campus, he’s always together.
This winter, Williams will be showing off his bouffant coat and blanket scarf, along with his winter staple: a hat.
“[My winter essential is a] Williams said. “It makes you feel really warm and is easy to mix and match with your outfits.”
No matter your style, it’s important to keep it simple and warm this holiday season. The best way to feel confident is by wearing something that you feel comfortable in. Whether it’s a crew neck t-shirt with a crew neck or your new leather leggings and catwalk, fashion is a great way to express who you are to the rest. From the world.