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Winter fashion in Louisiana

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Kevin Thomas
Natchitoches resident, Jonathan Sepulvado, wearing a cardigan, jeans and Birkenstocks to counter act the Louisiana fall weather.

From the beginning of the week, with temperatures at 40 degrees, to the end of the week reaching 70 degrees, it can be challenging to decide when to dress accordingly for winter. This especially seems to be an issue when someone may want to achieve the fall or winter aesthetic and feel.

Dressing in layers is not an option for Louisiana’s weather. Many people may not choose a puffer jacket and a turtleneck sweater when leaving the house. Instead, they might leave the house with a long sleeve shirt and a lightweight overcoat that is promised to keep them warm.

When dressing for winter, it is important to dress in light layers, allowing for easy and accessible ways to take your clothes on and off when it is warmer at midday and chilly at night.

A fleece jacket is a good option for an overcoat that is easy to take off and put back on. With the ability to keep you warm during those chilly nights, it will also allow for the extra element your outfit may need. Fleece jackets come in many colors and patterns that will allow for pop in one’s outfit. But while you may not be in need of that fleece jacket during that midday heat, it will be quite easy to take it off and on when needed.

If the option of a fleece jacket does not seem like one’s style or they are afraid of the heat it may conduct, cardigans or thin cover ups are also fine picks. Oversized cardigans are a great choice for layering and adding dimension to an outfit.

Pairing these options with a skirt or shorts allows your body to have that access to cool weather. This would be better than picking out a pair of pants, avoiding the trapping of heat that can occur.

To set the outfit off and add a final touch will be sensible footwear. Chunky boots, new sneakers or comfortable sandals would be good choices. The choice of shoes can also be someone’s best option when wanting to build an outfit, because the shoe is often what makes or breaks the outfit.

To achieve the winter and fall aesthetic, choose darker and warmer colored clothing opposed to bright clothing. Fall colors typically include oranges and creams with a hint of black, that will allow a sense of comfort and warmth. For a winter feel, picking colors like white, powder blues and cool gray tones can help establish that winter feel.

Natchitoches boasts several stores catering to many styles while remaining affordable, ensuring outfits that are ready for the fall and winter weather.

Clothing stores like Brenda’s Clothing and Accessory have a wide variety of options for women who are looking to shop local and find cute ways to stay stylish yet cool during winter. If you are on a budget but still want to expand your closet, Goodwill Industries or Rolling Hills Ministries Thrift Store can have many hidden pieces that one may find to best fit their style or something they have been wanting to achieve.

While Louisiana’s weather may be challenging to work around, making it frustrating, it is also a great time to work on creating and establishing a new wardrobe or style for yourself.

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Kevin Thomas, Current Sauce - Copy Editor
Kevin Thomas is a senior communication major. This is his third year on The Current Sauce staff and first and final semester working as Copy Editor. He hopes to continue his journey of writing as he hopes to fulfill his dreams of writing for magazines after graduation. He cannot wait for what this semester has in store and what’s next.

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