The 5 Pillars of Winter Style From The Devil Wears Prada

I have to admit that I watch The Devil Wears Prada at least once a year (if not more—who am I kidding?), and every time, it brings me back to the days when all I could do was dream of one day breaking into the fashion industry. There’s no doubting the hard path Andy Sachs had at Runway magazine under the infamous Miranda Priestly, but that wasn’t enough to discourage me from one day being an editor myself.

As a fashion-editor hopeful, I studied all of the outfits from the show, the bad, the good, and the great. As Andy transitions her style, I gleaned great fashion takeaways—especially when it came to winter style in New York City. Ahead, I’m breaking down the five pillars of winter style from The Devil Wears Prada that still hold up today.

1. Buy a Tailored Coat

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During the winter, your coat is the most important piece of your outfit since it’s often the most visible item. This is something Andy clearly knows.

2. Choose Accessories Wisely

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If you’re transitioning from outdoors to somewhere inside, pick a hat that can transition—like this tweed newsboy cap.

3. Turtlenecks Are the Perfect Layering Piece

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A turtleneck is the fall essential that is also a key layering piece for the winter. Whether worn under a leather jacket in milder climates or under a warm coat in colder places, this is the piece you’ll wear all winter long.

4. Invest in Great Boots

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Remember when Andy Sachs scored the impossible-to-get Chanel boots? Yeah, me too.

5. Sheer Tights Are a Must

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Just like turtlenecks, tights are a winter essential, especially when pairing mini hemlines with boots.