Syracuse University is an amazing place… literally the only bad part about it is the weather. In fact, today I woke to a huge snow storm and found out that we already got over 100 inches of snow this winter. Love to see it!! Anyways, with the weather we get, it’s hard enough to force yourself to brave the cold and head to class, let alone look cute too. So what’s a girl to do?
I’ve found that the best outfits for walking around campus and going to class at Syracuse are those that are comfortable, trendy and warm. Here’s one of my go-to outfits for class!
The Jacket. In upstate New York, you’re basically going to need to wear a jacket from October to April, so you might as well invest in some cute ones. Although for the super cold days I always opt for a warmer jacket like a parka or a puffer jacket, I’m a sucker for a good leather jacket. A leather jacket instantly dresses up a really causal outfit and makes it so much trendier. My favorite leather jacket (pictured above) is by the brand AQUA, but it’s from a few seasons ago. The shearling collar and lining makes it significantly warmer, which is always a plus. You can find a similar jacket by the same brand from bloomingdales. I also found some other cute options that are slightly more affordable from Express and Forever 21!
The Top. Who doesn’t like to wear cozy sweatshirts? I mean come onnnnn. The key to making sweatshirts cuter is to strategically buy them, not just wear your favorite one from high school. Two sweatshirts I’ve had my eye on recently are from Champion and Adidas. The sweatshirt I’m wearing in the picture is no longer available, but I got it from Forever 21. Forever 21 has some really cute and affordable sweatshirts; I’d really encourage you to just browse the site!
The Pants. I’m not even being dramatic when I say that I can’t remember the last time I wore jeans to class. I live in leggings. I know Lululemon is on the pricier side, but I swear by their brand and have never regretted a single purchase. Their customer service is also amazing; they hem all their leggings for free and also make repairs, such holes or rips, for free! I love their darker grey, patterned leggings, like in the picture. They’re still simple yet they spice up your outfit a little bit. But, my favorite style of their leggings is their plain black wunder unders, because they’re super high rise and go with everything.
The Shoes. Campus is huge and I’m a busy girl. If I’ve learned anything, it’s that the key to making it though a long day is comfy shoes! Obviously, if it’s the middle of a snowstorm I normally opt for snow boots, but once it clears up, I always sport a sneaker. Brands have been really on point lately and have been designing some dope sneakers. The ones I’m wearing in the picture are Adidas, but I also love these other sneakers from Nike and Adidas.
The Hat. You always have to top off an outfit with a cute hat. Beanies are super popular, but right now I’m loving pom pom hats. Fur adds some much needed texture to an outfit, however since it’s a statement, I would recommend sticking to simpler colors! I got my black fur hat during a ski vacation in Colorado, so I’m not exactly sure of the brand. Here’s a very similar faux-fur option!
Lastly, don’t forget to top off your outfit with your favorite accessories! I always go for simple sunglasses and my everyday jewelry. Dress cute n’ comfy, but please stay warm!!