Not that we need to remind you, but it's Winter, which means it's not exactly fun to be outside (if you happen to be weathering snowy, sleeting, rainy, freezing conditions, that is). And while we thoroughly miss the sun's rays, we also really love seeing our favorite celebrities showing off their sleek plays on bundled-up "couture." Everyone from Victoria Beckham to Sarah Jessica Parker to Rachel Weisz to Jessica Chastain has taken to layering up in the most luxurious coats, hats, boots, gloves, scarves — the works. What's more, they're also supplying us with subzero styling cues beyond enviable outerwear and killer boots. Head inside to witness more than 60 celebs rocking Winter looks that you can work into your own cold-weather wardrobe now.
When the snowstorm put its icy damper on New York Fashion Week, our first thought was: well now what do we wear? And while the photos show, snow is no match for our favorite street-style fixtures, the lesson learned here is actually quite useful as we finish out the last of the cold months. Herein find the looks worn during the height of Nemo that proved both slick in outfit appeal and in functionality. We're skipping the open-toed sandals, the impractical minidress statements, and anything else that looks great, but won't work for our wintry real-life purposes. Click through and get inspired on how to look chic — even if and when you're dressing for really bad weather.
The Fall '13 runways have supplied a steady stream of undeniably gorgeous outerwear, causing some serious coat lust all around. And today, we're taking a closer look at the most luxurious, the most wearable, and the most innovative outerwear to show so far. Rebecca Minkoff sent out a plethora of updated aviator jackets, adorned with fur-trimmed collars, tweed panels, and leather trimming — a jacket, in short, made for the downtown-cool girl. Helmut Lang provided another round of minimalist wares, 3.1 Phillip Lim made a strong case for pink, Altuzarra gave us Cruella de Vil black-and-white fur, and Prabal Gurung sent out an army of beautifully embroidered utilitarian parkas. See the best outerwear fresh from the Fall '13 runways here.
Despite being in different cities, Jennifer Lawrence (at Heathrow airport) and Emmy Rossum (at LAX) did have one thing in common: both took on one of our favorite Winter coat silhouettes — the always cool leather-sleeved coat — with jet-setting ease. Jennifer's black version, adorned with gold buttons, proved very military-inspired, while Emmy kept herself warm in a Line & Dot navy coat with black leather sleeves. With this kind of mixed-media outerwear, you can style it two ways, and take it from these ladies on just how to do it. Jennifer completed her London look with gray ripped jeans, black booties, and a purple hat, and Emmy finished her outfit with Joe's faded blue jeans ($158), black ballet flats, and this Jimmy Choo chain-embellished bag ($1,795). Now, for the fun part: shop our editors' picks below to get the same kind of cool leather-sleeved Winter look.
As we inch closer to Spring, we're looking for new ways to add a refreshing touch to our cold weather looks. Metallics, as seen on Alexander Wang, Derek Lam, and Burberry runways, are an easy way to add instant shine to any look. Here, we're highlighting Estéban Cortazar lamé t-shirt, and showing you how you can easily wear this look from day to night. For a casual off-duty day, pair it with a textural tweed jacket, white jeans, and wedge sneakers for look that's high on cool factor and comfort. Once the sun drops, keep in line with the same color palette but switch out the jeans for a ladylike skirt and finish off the look with a sleek blazer, boots, and eye-catching arm candy. Like what you see? Shop every piece below.
Shop left to right: Vanessa Bruno tweed moto jacket ($330, originally $660), Ralph Lauren boyfriend jeans ($76, originally $151), Isabel Marant Bayley suede wedge sneakers ($640), Esteban Cortazar stretch lamé t-shirt ($260), Alexander Wang Jill cutout booties ($825), Karl Lagerfeld crepe blazer ($125, originally $310), Carven boiled skirt ($168, originally $420), ASOS two-pack hex cuff bracelets ($32)
All black never looked so chic, thanks to this perfectly put together bit of street style. Utilizing Winter's cozy textures, this styler paired a warm shearling jacket with a cuddly gray knit topper and a leather skirt. The cherry on top? Her slick Givenchy wedge boots not only keep her legs warm, the structured shape injects a cutting-edge tilt to her downtown getup. You too, can achieve the same textural Winter look with just a few key pieces; just shop our editors' similar picks below and get ready to turn heads.
Shop clockwise starting left: Nasty Gal Great Heights shearling jacket ($115), Phillip Lim embellished sweater ($215, originally $475), French Connection leather skirt ($120, originally $288), Maison Martin Margiela wedge boot ($346, originally $770)
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With more than 224 snaps in tow, we're resolving to give our look a serious upgrade, even in the dead of Winter. We may not be able to wish away the chill, but we can embrace the drop in temperatures with some apropos styling tactics that are as chic as they are cozy. This set makes use of all of our favorite trends, like oxblood hues (of course), high-tops, and sleek leather layers, to help shape a more style-minded outlook on the Winter dress code. There's even a high-fashion tilt, with some bundled-up street-style moments straight from Couture Week in Paris. And if you're lucky enough to enjoy the sunshine year-round, there's more than a handful of ways to style up your bare-legged Winter wear with a fresh set of eyes, too — like adding booties to your floral dresses or a vintage t-shirt to a ladylike skirt. In short, no matter what the season brings (snow, ice, rain, or shine), let these snaps serve as a reminder to make this your most stylish Winter ever.
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February is going to be filled with exciting, stylish moments, thanks to Fashion Week, award season, and Valentine's Day. With those events in mind, this month's shopping list is all about stunning, snap-worthy street-style jewels, eye-catching handbags, and bold separates that will survive the Winter-to-Spring transition. When the midseason slump has you feeling uninspired, our editors' picks are sure to give your cold-weather look a much-needed lift. From Tibi's lobster-printed skirt to an irresistible (and budget-friendly) pair of exotic statement earrings from ASOS, see and shop our February must haves now!
Plaid is a classic cold-weather print, and thanks to Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, and Chloé, this pattern is covering everything from pants to outerwear this season. But if you're wondering what that means for your own day to today, we've got some answers in this edition of Currently Trending. Fashion Reporter Allison McNamara is taking on the classic pattern and showing you some surprising ways to incorporate plaid into your daily look. Watch on for inspiration, and make sure to pick up some plaid stat!
We're all for wearing even our most summery of dresses come Winter, but it can be a tricky seasonal balance to strike. The key to getting this look right? It's all about layering, and we're showing you how to do so — like a pro. Simply pair a silky printed shirt dress (we prefer the kind that hits around the knee area) with a fur jacket and ankle boots for a look that's as cool as it is cozy. Here's a tip: when shopping for the perfect furry coat, make sure the silhouette hits you right around — or a little higher than — the waist to avoid extra bulkiness. The result? A highly textural cold-weather getup that's high on style points and might possibly get you snapped on the streets during New York Fashion Week if you just so happen to be in NYC. Shop our three mapped-out outfits below, and, of course, don't forget to don a pair of lined tights for extra insulation!
From left to right: Mulberry Wild Lamb Fur Cropped Jacket ($1,227, originally $2,045), Topshop Letter Print Shirt Dress ($100), ASOS Altitude Leather Jodhpur Ankle Boots ($96), Velvet Alana Coat ($110, originally 275), 3.1 Phillip Lim Floral Shirt Dress ($750), Acne Pistol Boot ($399, originally $570), Muubaa Shearling Biker Jacket ($749, originally $1,071), Mara Hoffman Printed Crepe Shirt Dress ($204, originally $370), Nasty Gal Boyfriend Ankle Boot ($178)