Street Smart: Skulls and Shearling

by Emily Weiss, Contributing Writer

ChloeGood clothes are hard to come by, especially with temperatures dropping and bulky parkas covering your look from head to toe. However Chloe, a freshman from Essex Falls, New Jersey, proves that it is possible to combat the cold in style. Wearing a gorgeous shearling coat with military boots, a cream sweater, a skull-patterned chiffon scarf, and a pair of dark jeans, Chloe created an edgy look that avoided typical freezing weather fashion faux pas.

Upon first noticing Chloe, it was her jacket that immediately caught my eye. Form-fitting with real fur accents, it stood out from the sea of typical North Faces that can be seen all over campus. Offering warmth and style, a shearling coat is a great alternative to the rather mundane “puffy coat.” Represented in multiple designer collections such as Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Stella McCartney and Prada, shearling’s dominance on the runway makes it a must-have for a winter wardrobe. However, if you’re not a fan of shearling, there are other fantastic alternatives, like trenches and pea coats, which will allow you to fend off the cold in style.

Focusing on the rest of her outfit, Chloe’s overall look was alternative and edgy. Though black-on-black ensembles present a possibility of dullness, Chloe’s version made a statement that was fierce, refreshing, and appropriate for winter style. Incorporating hues from her sweater and jacket, Chloe’s skull scarf added the finishing touch to her ensemble, pulling together her chic yet winter-ready look that allowed her to rock the streets of Madison.

Here’s the Breakdown:

Name: Chloe Butler

Year in School: Freshman

Major: Undecided

Wearing: Shearling Jacket, Aqua; Sweater, Top Shop; Jeans, Urban Outfitters; Boots, Jeffrey Campbell; Scarf, Alexander McQueen

Favorite Stores: “I think I would have to say Aritzia. It has trendy pieces for a good price.”

Sense of Style: “I love mixing patterns and textures. Today I am in fur, wool, and chiffon and it adds complexity to my outfit.”

Spotted: October 18, 2013, College Library

 

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