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Natty Nittany: Winter Fashion Edition

Ah, winter in State College: a time to seriously debate leaving your room for classes, meetings, or just about anything else in fear of the frigid winds that will almost certainly await you upon your departure. It’s hard to look fashionable when you’re sincerely worried about keeping your appendages from freezing off, but some ambitious students use the cold weather to their advantage, accessorizing with warm scarves, hats, gloves, and stylish jackets. Check out a few examples of winter wardrobe ambition below:

Natty Nittany Winter 2014

Meet Alexa Zuckerman. This junior looked cozy as hell in her army green, leather-shouldered parka, which she purchased at a boutique near her home in Maryland. Her scarf and hat both came from Urban Outfitters, so you can definitely stop by the store on College Ave. and buy yourselves some similar cold weather accessories to steal her style.

Natty Nittany Winter 2014

Doesn’t Victoria Marwick look surprisingly happy to be out and about in the icy cold heart of downtown State College? This girl was hyper-prepared for whatever Mother Nature had to throw at her, which is a good quality for any Penn State student to have. Her Northface hat and coat kept her warm, along with the cranberry-colored scarf she borrowed from her roommate (who purchased it at a boutique). You can’t see them, but she’s also rocking black Hunter boots in case there’s freezing rain like on Tuesday. But hands down, the best part of this outfit is definitely that big ol’ grin!

Natty Nittany Winter 2014
Speaking of smiles, Michael Ramsey is looking pretty happy despite this cloudy and dismal day! This grad student sports a water-resistant Nautica jacket, boots he bought “somewhere back home in North Carolina,” and some stellar light grey jeans. To keep warm, he purchased the heathered blue fingerless gloves and burgundy cable-knit infinity scarf at H&M. Top it all off with well-styled hair and the thick-framed glasses, and I give this guy a 10.

Natty Nittany Winter 2014

In case you haven’t noticed, parkas are the “in” outerwear of winter 2014. That said, freshman Emily Davis is perfectly on point with this army green parka, a piece by Hawk & Co. A bargain shopper (and a damn good one), she got her cheetah print scarf at Charlotte Russe and her cozy black sweater at Target. Four for you, Emily Davis. You go, Emily Davis.

Natty Nittany Winter 2014

Finally, we come to Alex Moss, whose outfit was my favorite of the day. This junior is rocking one of the less popular (but more attractive) Northface jackets I’ve seen on campus. The outfit underneath is comprised of American Eagle jeans, a Forever 21 silver foiled t-shirt, and a light grey open cardigan from Gap. The Long Island native finished off her outfit with tan suede Sam Edelman booties and a statement necklace from Francesca’s. The wavy, I-woke-up-like-this curls pull the whole look together.

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Alicia Thomas

Alicia is a senior with majors in Print Journalism and Spanish and a minor in International Studies. Chances are that she's somewhere talking about her semester abroad or ranting about sexual assault prevention right now. She can be reached via Twitter (@aliciarthomas) or email ([email protected]).


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