Winter wear

Megan Kiziah

It’s time for us to trade in the flip-flops for boots and the shorts for leggings. So where do you go to find a hot winter wardrobe when you just spent your last dime on those ratty textbooks?

The only thing worse than starting the new year with last year’s fashion is starting it broke from breaking the bank on a new wardrobe. But let’s be honest — it can be really hard to find cute clothes when you don’t have much to spend.

Freshman undecided major Alexis Wall put it perfectly: “I want to know where I can get quality for a good cost.” And the UP is here to help.

After asking students around campus, the three winter must-haves became clear. Are you ready? Boots, coats, and scarves.

So let’s start with boots. We all love the cozy and cute Ugg boots, but I’m sure you don’t feel like dropping a Benjamin on a pair of boots that you will probably only need three or four days out of the year. It’s okay. Target has the same look for less. Their Xhilaration Kendra Suede boots look almost the same as Uggs and come in identical colors.

The difference? These cozy shoes are only $30.00 — which is a nice change from the expensive price tag usually attached to boots. Freshman communication major Samantha Lincoln said, “They’re [boots] comfy and cute, definitely my weakness.”

Next on the list are coats. Everyone needs a coat for the winter, whether you’re a jeans-and-T-shirt gal or more of a fashionista. For the comfy sweater lover, Aeropostale has sporty hoodies for as low as $14.99.

If you are feeling more New Yorker and want to go for the peacoat, head over to Forever 21. There you can find adorable short and long peacoats in a variety of colors for less than $50.00.

Lastly, scarves come in every color and can be paired with most outfits to add a bit of spice. Elementary education major Gabriella Rivera, 19, said, “Scarves are very cute — they come in so many colors and you can put them with anything.”

Forever 21 has plenty of scarves, which can be found for $10 or less. And H&M also has a variety of scarves for a few dollars more.

Where to find it

Here’s where you can find the stores we checked out:

>Forever 21 and Aeropostale can be found in the Town Center at Boca Raton

6000 Glades Road

Boca Raton, FL 33431


21637 State Road 7

Boca Raton, FL, 33428

>H&M in the Gardens Mall

3101 PGA Boulevard

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410