Discover my casual style for university – a white coat winter outfit with the snowy backdrop of Harvard University. That’s how you run errands in style!

Hey gorgeous! The Winter semester has started and I’ve already given you tons of ideas on Winter 2016 fashion trends. If you haven’t checked those already, go to Winter 2016 Trends & More. And today I wanted to post my Winter look from my university days. Harvard University becomes a gorgeous Winter wonderland this time of the year. And after a long, freezing day of snowfall and blizzards, I love to go out – sometimes to run errands, sometimes to get to the class, and sometimes to just take in the beauty of snow and do some photography.
shilpa-ahuja-harvard-fashion-blogger-snow-white-coat-winter-jacket-outfit-boots-red-bagAnd how to dress for a casual day when you’re out and about in the snow at your university? I say the two keywords here are – layers and cozy. The first thing you want is to be warm, and the second this you want is to be able to take off a layer of outerwear in case you need to get indoors for a class or even just a cup of hot chocolate at the cafe.

This casual style for university doesn’t really need any styling at all – if you have the right outerwear, that is. And this is a budget look (no designer items!!). White coats and jackets are my favorite and this one’s a very warm, knee-length down jacket. I paired it with a red cross-body bag and a pair of knee-high platform-heel boots with faux-fur lining.


The innerwear doesn’t show much when you’re out in the Winter, as do the necklaces or bracelets. So I like to wear statement earrings, bright scarves or soft turtle-necks. Here I wore a grey knit sweater with a layered turtleneck and a pair of cut-out silver earrings.

So what do you like to wear in the Winter days? And did you like my Winter look? Lemme know below!! 🙂 Muaah XOXO Keep it stylish!

I was wearing:
White down jacket with belt: Sears
Chocolate brown knee-high boots: Aldo
Black suede gloves: Aldo
Black wool knit beanie: New York & Company
Red leather cross-body bag: Macy’s
Grey knit sweater with layered turtle-neck: H&M
Skinny jeans: Levi’s

Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That's how it evolved over centuries and that's how it's been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives. Shilpa's work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times. Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book "Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India". Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email