Celebrity Chic on The Cheap: High School Musical moves to the North Pole.


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So it’s getting to be cold. Which sucks because there is nothing worse than freezing on your walk to class only to start horribly sweating once you get inside. But at the same time, cute boots, hats and comfy cardigans woo me every season.

And even though Ashley Tisdale lives in Hollywood (and is Jewish so never mind her sitting in Santa’s Chair), she’s clearly a fan of the winter look too.

So this week, in the spirit of High School Musical 3 (I know you are probably reading this on your Google phone/iPhone/Blackberry as you’ve been in line since midnight last night), I thought, why not bring you this perfect look which is great for class, for brunch, and, let us not forget, the perfect look to meet Santa in.

Celebrity Chic on The Cheap: High School Musical Moves to the North Pole.

Grey Oversized Cardigan

This is a great staple piece and color because you can wear it all season long – over a vintage tee, over a nice top, over a shirt from the night before on your walk of shame home – it works just the same. And if grey washes you out, Target’s $24.99 version (on the left) comes in plenty of colors.

The Gap version (on the right) is a little more expensive, but also more bang (or material) for your buck. Probably the warmer option for those of us who aren’t singing in hallways with Zac Effron in warm climates.

CHEAP Black Leggings

$5.99 to be exact. And a staple for every wardrobe. Even if you are not rocking this particular look, black leggings are a must-have for everything from working out to warmth to lookin’ like a chic celebrity.

The Knit Cap

These types of hats are everywhere, but the buttons on this one are adorable. Finally, a winter hat that can keep you warm without runing your hair/making you look totally ridiculous.

Layering Red/Orangey T-shirt

I love this option from the Gap: super cute, a great color and totally warm. But feel free to throw any shirt underneath this look.

The High Boot

I LOVE these Steve Madden boots (left). So much so that they just might make this week’s Love List. And although they are $150, they will last you a couple of seasons if you take care of them, and also happen to look great with everything.

But, if you are looking for a more affordable option (I get it, the economy is making the dollar store look pricey) these boots from Target (right) should do the trick.

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