Project Runway: College Edition

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With the cold winter weather just around the corner, many college students will soon have to face the dreaded ice and snow. Dealing with the snow, wind and potentially freezing temperatures is grueling and uncomfortable, but by embracing Jack Frost and all he has to offer, fall and winter can be a time of creative fashion. Here are a few stylish girls from the University of Notre Dame to help inspire and give advice on dealing with the crazy winter weather:

Jen Cardinale, sophomore: Tall leather boots are always in style because they offer comfort and more leg coverage, but the coat and scarf combination is what is most interesting. A neutral pea coat paired with a bright pop of pink contrasts with the white scenery of the snow. To tie this outfit together, a pink beret provides subtle warmth and can hide a bad hair day.

“I love using scarves and matching them to other parts of my outfit. They’re also small and easy to bring along with you in case the snow starts falling,” Cardinale said.

Rachel Miceli, sophomore: Pastel was a big trend this spring and summer and can be translated into chunky sweaters for fall and winter. Pairing this with brown leather boots and a gold watch adds a touch of sophistication. This is a perfect outfit to easily throw on to go to class or to run errands around campus. To make it warmer, add a neutral scarf or a large coat to beat the cold.

Therese Germain, sophomore: These three outfits can be worn for nicer events, such as important dinners, meetings and date nights. They incorporate layering, pops of color and tying it all together with a cute bag. The use of pink, turquoise and red as well as different textures helps to break up the monotonous black and gray, which many coats and pants are during the winter. They also all incorporate a little bit of sex appeal, which is hard to come by when everyone is bundled up.

“I love wearing outfits that reflect my personality, and I don’t think that dark colors and boring clothing really does that. I don’t like to go into hiding when winter comes knocking,” Germain said.

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