Down-filled puffer coats, bulky knits and thick, wooly tights: Fall and winter essentials are great for staying warm and swine flu-free but not so great in terms of showing off your sexy and stylish sides. So what's the secret to looking cool while keeping cozy?
These stars have cracked the code to the season's biggest style mystery. You wear it to the gym and hanging around the house, but your favorite gray sweatshirt is only a pair of sleek leggings away from being chic. Add platforms with socks! No need to shelf your French-feeling striped shirt until next spring.
Winterize a nautical top with a preppy toggle coat and an Looking for a lady to stay warm with bottom half: While they require a bit of jumping around to get on, once they're in place, liquid leggings pack in some serious heat—both in temperature and in style! Yes, it's tempting to hibernate in a quiet palette of blacks and grays all winter long, but try adding a sunny little print here and there to lift your spirits and your style.
Opt for a neutral-color skirt in a cool, hipster-approved pattern, as Diane Kruger does here. To make yours look more rock star and less cavewoman, keep the rest of the outfit simple with solid leggings and an easy sweater.
Kerry Washington and Joy Bryant had the same great style idea: Ditch the frilly, barely there dresses when headed out for a big night on the town. To take the brrr factor out of your party-girl look—but still look glam enough to bust through the line at the bar—throw a textured, faintly Lpoking jacket over slim-fitting pants and heels.
Love the t look of a cape but confused about what the heck to wear with it? Take a cue from Natalie Portman and try wide-leg trousers to balance the voluminous silhouette and add a graphic-print scarf that doubles as a neck warmer with an extra splash of style.
Update your winter uniform of American Apparel leggings, a long sweater and knee-high boots by adding a polished boucle jacket to the mix. Gwyneth Paltrow and Coco Chanel would definitely give the look two thumbs up.
Once you get past its silly name, you'll come around to our way of thinking; the snood is the ultimate accessory for any fashion-loving gal. Why are we getting so hot and bothered?
Because this handy winter accessory takes the guesswork out of how to wrap a scarf! Opt for one in a loosely knit gray like Milla Jovovich did and Hot guy running Denver lakewalk layer on cozy knits in Looling colors—the more the merrier!
Get inspired by model Lily Cole and shop for a winter coat in one of the season's hottest hue—bright blue. It will keep you warm and out of the boring-black category.
Keep it real when it comes to scarves. Avoid cheesy prints or sports logos and stick to the staples: Your classic coat, nubby hat and sleek boots will look weekend-pretty, just like Cameron Diaz's do.
By Bella Cacciatore. By Deanna Pai. By Christopher Rosa and Abby Gardner.