In the midst of finals, inclement weather and many sugary holiday indulgences, a general regard for one’s physical appearance tends to decline. Although this time of year challenges the integrity of even the most savvy of style savants, here at Columbia, fashion perseveres. 

That said, Columbians are always a sensible set.  Given the current combination of bad weather, finals and the like, pragmatism reigns supreme on campus.  That’s right, fashion during finals upholds the golden rule: form fits function. 

So forget those suede stilettos. A recent stroll through Butler proves that right now comfort and durability comes in all shapes and form of footwear.  From snow boots to slippers, Bwog has seen it all.  If you want to get in on this trend, Bwog recommends the thick wool socks and boots look.  Or to maximize your Butler study comfort, tuck your favorite pair of warm booties or bedroom slippers in your backpack and break ’em out when you get to 209.  Don’t worry about decorum — everybody else is doing it too!

Bean boots are the new Uggs, but  far more sophisticated and practical. Plus, suede in the snow is simply a recipe for disaster.

Bean boots with high wool socks takes the hipster lumberjack look to a whole new level.

Pairing wool stockings with ’80s throwback leg-warmers is a creative alternative to your typical high boots and leggings uniform

Causal wool booties make any outfit ideal study garb, even a mini skirt

Norwegian knit slippers are Bwog’s favorite thing about winter.


Minimalist Norwegian sock slippers combine warmth and a winter wonderland appeal. 

Pink bedroom slippers are ideal for a Butler cigarette break or a trip down the hall