Dressing for the cold is an art form of its own. Trying to weigh style over comfort is a hard decision, but it is something every student at the University of Minnesota must confront during winter.
While it is easy to throw on some joggers and a big jacket and call it good, some students are going above and beyond, serving looks despite freezing temperatures.
Here are five looks that caught our eye:
Senior, psychology major
What they wore: Nubuck Timberlands, light-wash jeans, hoodie and parka from The North Face, Carhartt beanie
Browning busted out a timeless look, putting together neutral tones to create a clean, winter-ready fit. He embodied the idea that it is not about what you wear, but how you wear it.
“I think it was, like, 2017. I was really popping off on streetwear, and, like, vintage Tommy [Hilfiger] and all that … I kind of moved away from streetwear, and now I just do whatever I think looks good on me,” he said.
Senior, psychology major
What they wore: White low-top Nikes, floral pants, white shirt under a denim jacket, multiple necklaces, Michael Kors fanny pack, scarf
Complete with floral patterns, layered chains and a cross-body fanny pack, this look is a great example of how to take a springtime fit and keep it fashionable and functional.
According to Loll, it’s all about the right accessories. “Wearing scarves — it makes any outfit winter-ready,” she said.
Sophomore, economics and mathematics double major
What they wore: Adidas Ultraboost shoes, Dolce & Gabbana joggers, Adidas sweatshirt, Moncler puffer vest, Moncler hat
Malewicz’s fit perfectly captures how to accomplish both comfort and drip all in one outfit. The joggers and a thick base layer keep him warm, while the designer vest and hat keep heads turning.
“I like the look good feel good mentality, but I also don’t want to freeze my ass off,” he said.
Freshman, dance major
What they wore: Thrifted Dr. Martens, Nike sweatpants, thrifted hat, shirt and coat, scarf
To sum up Langmead’s outfit in one word: layers. Layering and looking good is no easy task, but Langmead’s no-frills approach, complete with pops of color from her hat, scarf and socks, comes together to make a unique fit that not only catches your eye, but also reaches peak levels of comfort.
Freshman, political science major
What they wore: Old jungle boots, Levi's jeans, vintage Pendleton wool jacket, thrifted scarf
A great statement piece turns heads without being too in-your-face, and Timmerman’s Pendleton wool coat does just that. Topped off with a thrifted scarf, vintage boots and some skinny Levi’s, Timmerman added a modern twist to a retro look.