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As the weather gets colder, Blazers get more and more fashionable

By Molly Nicholson, Online Features and Food Editor
December 2, 2011
It's that time of year again. Thanksgiving is over and winter is beginning to let us know that it's here to stay. However, the transition to winter doesn't just mean a change in weather; it also means a change in fashion. Being warm is a given, so it's all about looking fashionable with your favorite boots on and snow up to your ankles.

Junior Gabriela Cruz accessorizes with one Blair's biggest trends, a cute, but comfortable, circle scarf. Molly Ellison
Junior Gabriela Cruz accessorizes with one Blair's biggest trends, a cute, but comfortable, circle scarf.
Head
In:
Scarves are an essential part of the winter months, but it's no longer about the ordinary line scarves. The new hip scarf is the circle scarf, also known as the infinity scarf. These scarves are easy to wear, keep track of and look absolutely fabulous in. They also come in all different shapes, sizes, materials and colors (just look around while walking down Blair Boulevard and you're sure to see at least six different ones).

Out:
Hats are perfect for winter weather, but while knit caps and cute berets are perfect for keeping your head toasty warm, floppy hats are not in. Leave your beach and sun hats at home, or even hidden in a closet (so that they don't taunt you), until next spring. Try something new, like a dark fedora, if you're set on covering your head with something chic.

Shoulders
In:
Coats are obviously a must for winter fashion, but the best way to spice up any outfit (even just jeans and a tee) is with a faux fur jacket. These big coats not only keep you warm, but also give the appearance of a fashion friendly individual. Besides, what else goes so perfectly with your beat-up backpack?

Out:
Winter months are the perfect time to show your style with cute sweaters and jackets, but those trendy choices do not include logo t-shirts. Stay away from Ed Hardy, or any other brand that likes when its name abruptly explodes all over your chest. Winter is a time to be simple and beautiful, there’s no need to go over the top.

Knee-high socks add a unique touch to one of winter's best basics, leather boots. Molly Ellison
Knee-high socks add a unique touch to one of winter's best basics, leather boots.
Knees
In:
The best way to keep your knees and calves warm this year is by adding some knee high socks to your wardrobe. This look, which could even reach over your knees, is a good way to spice up your usual skirt and tights. Feel free to wear the socks over tights and add your favorite ankle boots to make the perfect outfit. Be fearless!

Out:
Something no one wants to do is blend in with the elements (sorry camouflage lovers), so during winter, white pants are not the way to go. Not only do white pants remind most of us of snow, but they also tend to remind people of sailors. Nobody wants the downward spiral of high school students starting to think about summer. Stay away from the white pants until beach week.

Toes
In:
Boots. Any type of boot will do. Short, tall, fury, leathery - everything goes when it comes to this winter fashion-must. Boots are the perfect pair of shoes for any element and they can be paired with nearly any outfit. Just make sure they fit your amazing personality and there's no way you can go wrong!

Out:
The upcoming months are no time for espadrilles, so leave those wonderful spring shoes at home next to your floppy hats until the season has passed. Make sure you also stay away from shoes with holes (Crocs lovers, this one's for you) because they're definitely not a good mix with melting snow.

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