You don’t need to step outside to know that it is truly cold. What you do need to know, however, is how to make the most of the cold weather when it comes to fashion, which brings us to our latest Style Spy story. Today, we are exploring how four top tastemakers—specifically, Mary-Kate Olsen, Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie, and Rachel Bilson—stay cozy and chic when cold weather comes to town. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a cup of hot cocoa and click through for all the need-to-know details!
Back in November, Mary-Kate Olsen was spotted out and about in New York City wearing a shearling-trimmed leather jacket, black jeans, sandals, socks, and an oversized multicolored scarf. We like the way Mary-Kate has made her scarf the centerpiece of the outfit. Not only does it add a pop of color to the otherwise all-black ensemble, but it adds a cozy twist. To make this look your own, we recommend pairing Nasty Gal’s Shearling Drape Jacket ($68) with your favorite jeans and Alexander Wang’s Gia 1 Band Sandals ($470). Then, look for a colorful scarf like Jo Gordon’s Fair Isle Shawl ($285) or Tolani’s Sunset Scarf ($145) and wear it loose and long—this will make it stand out.
In December, Jessica Alba was spotted in Santa Monica wearing a black tunic dress, a bomber jacket, riding boots, and black tights. Her outfit is perfect for those who live in milder climates, as it is cozy and warm, but not overly so. In particular, we like how suitable it is for the girl-on-the-go—each piece has a stylish element to it, but there are no fussy details to weigh you down, and the flat boots are perfect for running from place to place. To try this look yourself, pair MICHAEL Michael Kors’ Leather Moto Jacket ($253) with Boss Orange’s Walissa Dress ($98) or 360 Sweater’s Isabella Dress ($322). To finish, add Lauren by Ralph Lauren’s Stara Boots ($130).
Just before Christmas, Nicole Richie did a little shopping in Beverly Hills, and for the occasion, she wore a shaggy black jacket, a printed scarf, blue jeans, and platform booties. Given that Nicole lives in Los Angeles, her cold weather outfit is perfect—the weather is mild, so layers are an essential part of the dressing process. But the thing we like best about this outfit is that even when putting together something easy, Nicole always stays true to her modern-boho aesthetic. To make this look your own, pair Mackage’s Agnes Jacket ($357) with your favorite jeans and Roberto Del Carlo’s Stiletto Boots ($310). Then, wrap Marc Jacobs’ Daisy-Print Scarf ($395) around your neck and head out the door.
In December, Rachel Bilson was spotted arriving in Toronto, Canada wearing a fringe-trimmed cape poncho, black jeans, a fedora, and suede lace-up boots. We love her outfit for two reasons. Firstly, it is on-trend—it instantly evokes thoughts of the equestrian-themed looks we have seen on the runways in recent seasons. Secondly, because Rachel has picked pieces from one color family, she has ensured that each piece is as stylish on its own as it is with the rest of the ensemble. Ready to try this look? Pair Nasty Gal’s Tartan Wool Poncho ($88) with a cozy sweater and your favorite blue jeans. Then, simply add Vince Camuto’s Braden Boots in Taupe ($100) and Bop Basics’s Floppy Hat ($23).
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