This week in fashion: Cool coats

Photos and article by Tristin Marshall 

We all know that the winter time in Illinois can be brutal, but that doesn’t mean we have to wear big, bulky clothing! So don’t be like Randy from A Christmas Story.

Winter does not equal ugly. These ladies set a great example by showing that fabulous winter coats do exist in this bitter cold state.

I catch junior Kyra Jackson wearing her black and white textured Pea Coat before she goes out in the cold. The matching black belt along with the bold black buttons lined in silver compliment the textured pattern of the coat. The black-lined pleats at the bottom of this coat also add an extra flair to an already absolutely adorable coat. It hits mid-thigh, adding extra warmth for her bottom and thighs, and it gives her a very cute baby doll look.

Sophomore Christine La compliments the wintery-white snow with her dark blue Michael Kors puffer coat. This wonderful winter must-have is completed with gold detailing on the zipper and pockets, and the Michael Kors stamp of approval on the sleeve. Christine said her coat is thick enough to stand up to the blistering winter winds, yet light enough so it doesn’t give her that bulky winter coat feeling.

Doctoral student Andrea Duntz wears her black and white herringbone jacket that hits just below the hips. The herringbone pattern can also be known as chevron, a new trend that can be incorporated into any style. Andrea wears this coat very well with the matching belt and the thick high collar that really takes the coat to another level of fabulous.

Keep your eye on the look out for any campus fashion trends and styles next week. Send your suggestions to

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