Sick of winter yet? So are we. But at least we’re not in Moscow, where the average temperature in February is a breezy 16 degrees Fahrenheit. Ouch. At least Moscow residents have some beautiful landmarks to distract themselves, and you can distract yourself with the outfits inspired by said landmarks.
Evening Out: Saint Basil’s Cathedral
Saint Basil’s Cathedral is Moscow’s most memorable landmark, and you can be just as memorable on your next night out. Try bright colors that harmonize well. We started with some funky multi-colored shoes, then chose a dress, blazer, and clutch that picked up on those colors. The clutch is also an orangey peach, in tribute to the ball of flame that the Cathedral’s structure symbolizes. Finish off the look with a pair of modern cut-out cross earrings. It is a church, after all.
Casual Outfit: Novodevichy Convent
Like Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Novodevichy Convent is a mishmash of several colors. Keep the basis of your oufit simple, like the white dress that matches the base color of this World Heritage site. The ochre of the walls is reflected in the crimson coat, and the silver and gold turrets find a home in your silver and gold bangles. Thick gray thigh-highs and black booties keep you stylish yet safe from Russian winters. Complete the look with a turquoise bag that reminds you that spring will come someday – even to Russia.
Internship Outfit: Novoslobodskaya Station
A train station may not be the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of landmarks, but that doesn’t make Moscow’s Novoslobodskaya Station any less beautiful. The station is filled with 32 stained glass panels, so start your outfit with a stained-glass-inspired top. The blue that permeates the designs is reflected in a classic peacoat and a pair of violet heels. The rest of the station is white, hence the outfits. The globe earrings pay tribute to the fact that the panels are the work of Latvian, not Russian, artists.
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Sasha Graffagna is a writer for College Lifestyles. She is a junior at New York University studying Journalism and Comparative Literature. She is currently on exchange at La Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan, Puerto Rico.