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SilverStyle: What not to wear this winter

By Temi Ibirogba, Online Managing Editor
November 7, 2012
SilverStyle is a weekly blog focusing on fashion and beauty both in and outside of Blair. Come back next Wednesday for the next edition of SilverStyle.

During the winter time, most people's main concern is staying warm. The cold morning walks to the bus stops for most Blair students are not enjoyable, but here are some things people should rethink before leaving the house these next coming months.

Shorts and Uggs
Some people love the combination of shorts and Uggs and thatís totally fine but when it's 30 degrees outside, itís not as sensible. Instead, go for a skirt with tights and combat boots. And if combat boots arenít for you, try leggings with the shorts and Uggs. At
The black and white color combination is perfect for winter. Courtesy of Golestaneh-Street
The black and white color combination is perfect for winter.
least thatís a little warmer.

Fingerless gloves
Itís understandable that touch screens and gloves donít always go well together but fingerless gloves are not warm. Try touch gloves which are meant for touch screens and have a special padding on the some of the fingers so that users can stay warm and text. Just make sure they
Touch gloves keep you warm and allow you to use your phone. Courtesy of Grifties
Touch gloves keep you warm and allow you to use your phone.
work with which ever phone you have.

Flesh colored leggings
Even if you know youíre wearing leggings, other people might not. Stay away from ones that match your skin tone. Stick with solid blacks and grays for the most part and fun colors are always cool if worn right. Remember that crop tops and leggings are not an acceptable outfit especially in these cold months.

Huge fur jackets
I'm not going to lie, (fake) fur vests can be cute despite the popular opinion that they are hideous. A little white one with a simple long sleeves shirt, jeans and boots can work for tall girls especially. But if the sleeves go past tank top length, maybe rethink it. Overall, itís a trend that mainly the Upper East Side can make work but if you have a Serena van der Woodsen or Blake Lively build, you might be able to pull it off.

Neutral Tones with a Pop
Magazines and fashions blogs have been pushing the pop of color trend forever. People might be able to get away with wearing hot pinks and oranges combined in the summertime but once winter rolls around, itís time for neutrals. Try a white baggy sweater, black or grey leggings, light brown boots and blue headband or scarf to finish it off. The blue makes the outfit stand out more while the other colors are more winter appropriate. But a pop of color isnít always necessary; sometimes itís nice to go with the classic blacks and whites for a perfect look.

Those are all the tips for now but remember that these are just recommendations, if one of these pieces are your thing then go for it. No one can tell you that youíre wrong if something is your signature look.

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