Numerous film festivals take place around the world every year, promising a slew of red carpet moments, but if there is one that is truly challenging when it comes to fashion, it is Sundance, the festival held in Park City, Utah, every January, in the depths of winter. Of course, plenty of celebrities are up for the fashion challenge, which brings us to today’s Style Spy story! Today, we are exploring how four top tastemakers—specifically, Emily Blunt, Elizabeth Olsen, Rashida Jones, and Kirsten Dunst—put together chic and cozy outfits for their Sundance Festival events. Ready? Click inside to see what they wore and how they wore it!
Given that the January weather in Park City is chilly, at best, a short dress can be tricky to pull off, but we think Emily Blunt works it with aplomb. For the premiere of Your Sister’s Sister, Emily wore a suede A.L.C. dress and lace-up booties. Although Emily picked a dress in a low-key hue, the suede fabric helps bring the outfit to life by adding texture to the outfit. The overall result is an unfussy yet fashionable outfit that could easily be worn all day and into the night. To make this look your own, pick up a dress like Tory Burch’s Shift Dress ($701) or Madewell’s Winter Dress ($280). Then, pair it with black tights and a pair of chic booties like Rag & Bone’s Newbury Boots ($495).
Layering is a must when cold weather arrives, which is why we love the look Elizabeth Olsen put together for the premiere of Red Lights. Her outfit—a draped suede jacket, black pants, leather Stuart Weitzman boots, and a geometric scarf—looks comfortable and chic, all at once. The key to his look is to pick lightweight pieces that easily flow together and create a coherent look. Anything too big or cumbersome will just add bulk to your look. On that note, to try this look yourself, pair Henrik Vibskov’s Jone Jacket ($293) with black skinnies and a simple black sweater like A-Wear’s Basic Sweater ($36). Then, add a pair of riding boots like Steve Madden’s Miidori Boots ($150), before finishing with a printed scarf like Tolani’s Geo Scarf ($80).
It can be tricky putting together a glam look in cold weather, but not if you take notes from Rashida Jones. For the premiere of Celeste, Rashida wore an embellished Theyskens’ Theory dress, a cropped Paule Ka blazer, and black lace-up booties. Notice the tiny petal-shaped embellishments on Rashida’s dress? These instantly catch the eye, elevating Rashida’s look from simple to stand-out. Her cropped blazer, tights, and booties keep her cozy, without stealing focus from the dress. To make this look your own, look for an embellished dress like Alberta Ferretti’s Silk Dress ($417) or Prophecy’s Vintage Dress ($64). Then, add a cropped jacket that stops on the waist—we like Topshop’s Collarless Blazer ($130). To finish, slip into a pair of black tights and Loeffler Randall’s Maudie Booties ($238).
Another easy way to jazz up a cold-weather ensemble is with a statement piece, much like the fur-trimmed Derek Lam jacket Kirsten Dunst wore to the premiere of Bachelorette. Kirsten paired the coat with a simple black Roland Mouret dress, black tights, and lace-up Chloe booties. The result? An oh-so chic ensemble that allows the jacket to take center stage, but is just as stylish when the jacket is removed. A bonus: fur trim is guaranteed to keep you warm! To try this look yourself, pick up a jacket like Ralph Lauren Black Label’s Shearling Blazer ($1,543) or Juicy Couture’s Faux Fur Blazer ($270) and pair it with Mango’s Shirt Dress ($35). Then, add black tights and a pair of Elizabeth & James’ Chaps Booties ($175) and you’re all set.
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