Fashion in the Freezing: It’s Better than it Sounds

Fashion in the Freezing: Its Better than it Sounds

Victoria Kellogg, Assistant Arts and Leisure Editor

Living in Central New York can be a struggle. Especially when it is freezing outside and you are trying to plan your outfit.

Not only does the weather put a damper on your mood, but in some ways, you feel it may put stress on your fashion taste. The boots and the big puffy coat, like yuck, who feels glamorous in that!

By growing up in the Syracuse area I’ve had to adapt to this chilly weather while trying to stay fashionable.

It has taken years of research, planning, and of course those outfit moments you wish you’d just toss in the trash altogether. Especially on campus being both a procrastinator and having the CNY winter air, it can be hard to put your best foot forward in your fashion taste.

As you all are very aware of, we all have those Monday Mornings when you snooze your alarm about 100 times and have to be at your 8 a.m. in-person class.

This causes you to wake up approximately 30 minutes before rushing to make it just on time. The natural go-to is obviously a hoodie and sweatpants.

So, as a new and reliable fashion tip provider…I have put together some fun, comfy, and chic daily outfits you can feel confident in; especially in this frigid weather on campus. Not to mention you might already have it in your closet!

In this first fashion look, you will see how to add a more put-together outfit than just some old sweatshirt that you borrowed from a friend. This will help you stay warm and cute that takes only five minutes to throw on.

All of these products you can find on Amazon for under 30 dollars! Affordable and Chic… how can you not!

Hanes Men’s Ecosmart Fleece Sweatshirt

Hanes Sweatpants

HZMAN Men Women 24k Real Gold Plated Figaro Chain Stainless Steel Necklace, Wide 5mm 7mm 9mm 13mm

PAVOI 14K Gold Colored Lightweight Chunky Open Hoops | Gold Hoop Earrings for Women

You can style this outfit with a pair of your favorite chunky sneakers along with a pop of color jacket you’ve been eager to wear. If you are feeling extra stylish add your favorite jean jacket underneath your coat.

I tend to wear my jackets open so my outfit is presented. For the days where the snow is falling extra hard add your favorite winter hat with your messy undone hair. I’m telling you no one will even notice you just combed your hair only once!

This next look is for when you seem your life is starting to finally get into a routine during the week. For me, this is about around Wednesday when my sleep schedule is finally starting to fall into place… literally. Most love a great crop-top but how can you wear it when it’s only 20 degrees. The key is…layering!

Both of these pieces are again under 30 dollars from Amazon.

 Women PU Leather Blazer Casual Faux Leather Coat Open Front Cardigan Office Jacket with Pocket


Meladyan Women’s Round Neck Basic Racerback Camisole Rib-Knit Solid Sleeveless Crop Tank Tops


Faux Leather is the new statement that must stay with us in 2021. This will keep you warmer than you think. To add to your outfit-of-the-day put on your favorite mom jeans and boots to keep away from the wet slush.

As college may be a stretch for money it is always great to reuse the items that you have. In this case, add the same jewelry from the previous outfit to make that final touch to your look. Most importantly don’t forget your long winter coat to ensure you that you will not catch any sort of chill while walking from class to class, or during Covid-19… logging onto Zoom.

This look will show your professors that you dress to impress!

As the weekend approaches getting ready isn’t always such a hassle to look your best. Stress levels seem to lower and being social with your friends makes life so much better. The only worry you have is…  what should I wear? Please, there is no need to look presentable in something that will make you shiver.

The top shown on the model is from Nasty Gal: Do You Be- Sleeve Satin One Shoulder Top only pricing for 11 dollars. This is perfect for catching dinner with your friends at your favorite local restaurant near campus.

To add with it, your favorite denim and black booties for the perfect fit. This is definitely flattering for all. Pair with your stylish puffer coat and you’re ready to take on the night. Oh, and you must not forget the jewelry that you’ve been wearing throughout the week! To ensure that you are Covid safe add your favorite fun mask for some spice to your face.

These outfits are basic everyday fashion essentials to make sure your style doesn’t seem to disappear once the snow starts falling and the temperature drops drastically.

No need to let the cold take over your closet when all you must do is add layers, find the perfect boot, and of course… put on your favorite accessories.