Cozy up to layers this winter


With the weather outside being too cold for comfort, many students wonder how does one still dress warmly and look good when the outdoors are this harsh? Well, have no fear Radford University there is hope for the stylish during the long days of winter. The number one thing that I recommend is LAYERS. Now, there are some who dread the word “layers,” but it’s not as bad as you might think. Layers are not only essential when the temperature drops from 35 to 15 degrees between class periods, but they allow you to mix and match patterns to fit your comfort level and your needs. The main thing to remember is to layer smart. So when layering smart, here are a few tips that I recommend:


1. Start with a neutral color. Working with a color that’s basic allows you a little more freedom and far more possibilities into what the other layers can look like.


2. Don’t be afraid to try different patterns and colors. Although I say work with a neutral color first, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and bring out some pops of color. Honestly, I think adding color just makes a person feel better, especially in this crazy Radford weather.


3. Accessories are awesome layering tools. Scarves, large necklaces and bracelets, and hats (buy yourself a trapper hat now, thank me later.) These kinds of accessories can add more to your look, and some of these can even add warmth. They make your layered look more appealing, but be careful not to overdo these; you don’t want to end up looking like a fashionable version of Ralphie’s brother Randy from The Christmas Story (that coat he wore…priceless.)


I hope these help you to not only stay warm and cozy this winter at Radford, but to turn some heads as well! So go out and don’t be afraid to layer; layering is your friend!