Street style: Students find a balance between staying warm and looking fresh

These University of Minnesota students dressed to impress while also fighting the cold.

From left, Lilliana Loll, Arcadia Langmead and Harrison Browning pose for portraits on Friday, Jan. 31.

Andy Kosier

From left, Lilliana Loll, Arcadia Langmead and Harrison Browning pose for portraits on Friday, Jan. 31.

Alex Strangman

Dressing for the cold is an art form of its own. Trying to weigh style over comfort is a hard decision, but it is something every student at the University of Minnesota must confront during winter.

While it is easy to throw on some joggers and a big jacket and call it good, some students are going above and beyond, serving looks despite freezing temperatures.

Here are five looks that caught our eye:

Harrison Browning

Senior, psychology major

What they wore: Nubuck Timberlands, light-wash jeans, hoodie and parka from The North Face, Carhartt beanie

Browning busted out a timeless look, putting together neutral tones to create a clean, winter-ready fit. He embodied the idea that it is not about what you wear, but how you wear it.

“I think it was, like, 2017. I was really popping off on streetwear, and, like, vintage Tommy [Hilfiger] and all that … I kind of moved away from streetwear, and now I just do whatever I think looks good on me,” he said.

Lilliana Loll

Senior, psychology major

What they wore: White low-top Nikes, floral pants, white shirt under a denim jacket, multiple necklaces, Michael Kors fanny pack, scarf

Complete with floral patterns, layered chains and a cross-body fanny pack, this look is a great example of how to take a springtime fit and keep it fashionable and functional.

According to Loll, it’s all about the right accessories. “Wearing scarves — it makes any outfit winter-ready,” she said.

Raphael Malewicz

Sophomore, economics and mathematics double major

What they wore: Adidas Ultraboost shoes, Dolce & Gabbana joggers, Adidas sweatshirt, Moncler puffer vest, Moncler hat

Malewicz’s fit perfectly captures how to accomplish both comfort and drip all in one outfit. The joggers and a thick base layer keep him warm, while the designer vest and hat keep heads turning.

“I like the look good feel good mentality, but I also don’t want to freeze my ass off,” he said.

Arcadia Langmead

Freshman, dance major

What they wore: Thrifted Dr. Martens, Nike sweatpants, thrifted hat, shirt and coat, scarf

To sum up Langmead’s outfit in one word: layers. Layering and looking good is no easy task, but Langmead’s no-frills approach, complete with pops of color from her hat, scarf and socks, comes together to make a unique fit that not only catches your eye, but also reaches peak levels of comfort.

Alekzander Timmerman

Freshman, political science major

What they wore: Old jungle boots, Levi’s jeans, vintage Pendleton wool jacket, thrifted scarf

A great statement piece turns heads without being too in-your-face, and Timmerman’s Pendleton wool coat does just that. Topped off with a thrifted scarf, vintage boots and some skinny Levi’s, Timmerman added a modern twist to a retro look.