By Jayla Hall
Being fashion forward in Florida during winter can be quite difficult, as the warm temperatures often make it challenging for people to be trendy while also trying not to overheat.
Still, Fighting Knights should not fret when picking their outfit, instead opting for creativity in their attire.
“My favorite winter outfit to wear is my blue jeans, tan sweater and ankle boots combo,” said Claire McCabe, freshman.
Winter is meant to bring out all sweaters, no matter the shape, size or color. With that being said, a little warm weather cannot stop the presence of sweaters here in the south. While fashionistas in the northern states will be showing off oversized turtleneck sweaters, Floridians will be rocking cropped turtleneck sweaters or sweaters with ruffles, ribbing and eyelet detail.
“My first winter in Florida taught me two very important things,” said Paige Garrison, sophomore. “First off, not every state has the same definition of winter. Second, I learned to have great creativity and adaptability skills.”
Fur coats are the go-to trend this winter. Still, there is just one problem for locals — fur in Florida is sure to make individuals melt. A simple way to solve this problem is by wearing a fur vest instead of a coat. This allows individuals to participate in the furry trend without having to worry about the warm temperatures.
“The only winter item from New Hampshire that I can wear without getting hot from the weather here in Florida is my lightweight fur jacket,” said Magda Bol, freshman.
There are other ways to be trendy besides wearing certain clothing items. Colors play a big role in the fall and winter seasons as well. Individuals could opt to swap their bright colors and incorporate muted tones.
For example, this year’s winter colors are silver, pink, klein blue, red, yellow, orange, army green and beige. Wearing a klein blue vest or lightweight jacket will not only look stylish but will also help the adjustment to warm weather.
All it takes is a little creativity and thinking outside-of-the-box to be trendy during the faux winter season in Florida, and the entire Lynn community can embrace that.