Here’s the thing about winter style: As good as our intentions are, when we’re finally about to face some chilling temperatures or any inclement weather, our instincts just tell us to pile on as much as possible. The result: serious Michelin Man vibes. So in anticipation of a few tricky weather conditions in the months ahead, we turned to some tried-and-true experts—celebrity street style stars—to show us how to look our best when bundled.
The thing that we learned is there’s no one way or one silhouette you must wear in order to be warm while keeping a streamlined silhouette. Be it puffer jackets, fluffy toppers, or artful prints, the looks ahead are all unique in their own way. The one thing they do have in common? They’re all incredibly easy to re-create. Scroll down for 10 ways to define your figure while staying warm this winter.
If you choose a jacket with statement sleeves, create a camouflage effect with your outerwear and sweater. This way the boldest detail with the most volume stands out on its own.
A trapeze shape with make sure your topper’s fit is tailored at the top and roomier at the bottom without adding too much fabric to your frame.
Color-block light and dark colors with your ensemble; wear darker on the outside layer and lighter on the inside.
Elongate your limbs with high necks, sleeves that peek beyond your jacket cuffs, and booties with a heel—ones that you can wear in the snow, just in case.
Yes, go completely over the top with a super-fuzzy coats. Just keep it minimal and sleek; a jumpsuit underneath works wonders, as you can see on Alexa.
When it doubt, belt your coat—be it with one that comes attached or one you that coordinate from your wardrobe.
When choosing a bold coat, opt for a lateral, all-over pattern, and then add a boot in a coordinating color that won’t break up the line of the body.
Monochrome is a very chic way to create a sleek, seamless line down the body. Pro tip: Do it with a mix of textures, such as patent leather, suede, and denim.
It’s simple: Keep all your layers long and you’ll avoid a bulky buildup of fabrics.
A tailored jacket in a heavy fabric will remain fitted to your frame while also making sure you don’t freeze.
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