Local and not-so-local fashion, beauty, and design trends
Feb 3, 2012
03:00 AMStyle Council
Spree Style with Erin Habes: Syllabus 101
Class is in session and students have returned to their respective cathedrals of learning in our Queen City. The winter break was smooth and easy, with mild weather and sun-filled days. Sure enough, leave it to Mother Nature to envelope the new semester with an Arctic tundra affect. It's hard enough managing a new schedule and waking up early for those 8:00 a.m. classes. The students must bus it or park miles away from campus. They schlep between dorms and classroom buildings, constantly exposed to the elements. Many are clueless as to how to stay warm while remaning stylish (and on budget).
Ramen noodles or a winter jacket?
How about both. With warm winter woes, retailers are in a serious sale mode. Take advantage of the good deals and build your wardrobe with some smart cold weather basics that will keep you warm and "with it".
Liven your leg-wear selection with fleece leggings. Subtle print details take a boring pair to a whole other level. Please make note ... a proper legging topper covers your rear, this isn't the gym ladies.
Spiewak Down Coat from Modern/Nostalgia
A legendary Brooklyn uniform company, Spiewak branched into the fashion industry many years ago, offering the best of both worlds with both warmth and style. The quilted down silhouette is flattering on every body type, accentuating the waist and curves with contoured lines.
Winter Boots from Shoefly
Change up your winter footwear. There is nothing like a soggy sock to send you dashing into nearest shoe store in search of a waterproof boots. Solve your footwear faux pas with a electrically charged pair. Plug them in, warm 'em up, and hit the campus!