In February, Utah hosted Hollywood for the annual Sundance Film Festival. And while you might not be preparing to walk the red carpet anytime soon, there are a few fashion cues we can take from the stars.
Fashion blogger Margot Nebeker shares how to stay warm like the celebrities.
MAKE A STATEMENT
Look for statement pieces to add to your winter wear. This jacket is bold and always turns heads, I especially love the Aztec prints this season. Prints with this tribal feel will take any outfit you already have to the next level. Boots are key to any winter look. Boots that have detail with make your plain old jeans look like a million bucks. The laces, buckles and army green color might seem like they would clash with the burnt orange pants, but it adds another interesting element.
The hat is my favorite part of this outfit. It says I’m not afraid to make bold fashion decisions. Plus, you should always take style cues from Kate Middleton. I’ve been searching for a hat like this since I saw Kate wearing it in 2005 – it says you’re cool without trying too hard. It’s also totally functional. You’ll see me in this hat through winter, into spring, through the summer and next winter. It’s the hat “that changed my life”
Hat: Eddie Bauer // Jacket (old): BB Dakota similar here // Sweater: G Star via Modbod // Pants: G Star via Modbod // Boots: Sorel Conquest Carly Boot
BLEND IN, WHILE STANDING OUT
I love leggings. Winter is the perfect excuse to live in leggings. . Ashlyn looks like she could be walking down the streets of Paris. The key to this look is comfy without being sloppy. She is mostly in black- so from there anything can happen. I went with an army jacket with faux fur. Army print comes in and out of style frequently, so keep it around. It adds a funky, edgy, cool vibe. Cranberry is a really popular color this season and scarves are a perfect/inexpensive way to change up any outfit. Think of them as a throw pillow to your couch.
Jacket: Zara // “Oh So Chic” Sweatshirt: Ily Couture
BE A “WINTER FLIRT”
This outfit is the epitome of comfy chic. I would wear this on a first date, mostly because it looks like you care, but you’re not trying to hard (even though you still tried on at least 6 other outfits). Graphic prints are laid back, while a slim fitted boot make it seem polished and put together. The hat is warm, but a fun conversation piece- fashion and function. The leggings are actually workout pants that have micro fleece lining- perfect for the cold weather.
Hat: Spirithooods, Snow Arctic Fox // Sweatshirt: Wildfox Couture // Leggings: Power Core via Target // Boots: Sorel SLIMPACK riding boot
This look takes cues from a guy, but is still feminine. The pants are adorable with the suspenders, but are still fitted. The key to pulling off the “boyfriend” look is to make sure there are still feminine elements. The infinite scarf and fitted sweater is a perfect way to achieve this. The boots could be worn by a man or a woman, but go perfectly with they red coat. Everyone has a down coat- just pull it out and update it with a few added pieces.
Jacket: G Star via Modbod // Shirt: Modbod // Jeans: G Star via Modbod // Boots: Sorel Joan of Arctic // Scarf: Ily Couture
ALL BLACK – WELL, ALMOST
The perfect going out look is this little black dress (LBD) with an amazing poncho. Everyone owns, or should own, a LBD – just add leggings for warmth. Poncho’s, in my opinion, are underrated. They’ve gotten a bad rap and I think this outfit changes that. This outfit could be recreated in most closets- with the exception of the poncho, but you could always substitute and amazing Pea Coat, you already own. Wedge boots are the perfect winter boot, it gives you height without sacrificing function.
Poncho: G Star via Modbod // Dress: G Star via Modbod // Boots: Sorels Joan of Arctic Wedges LTR
WINTER COLOR, NOT BLUES
Niya looks amazing in this burnt orange coat. Look for jackets with exaggerated elements like the over sized buttons, large pockets and unnecessary zippers (they’re the best kind). Here I go with the faux fur again- I can’t help it. It is so warm and has an unexpected Peruvian lining that adds a pop of color to any outfit. The boots also have bold details with all the buckles- keeping her feet interesting.
Jacket: Kenneth Cole // Pants: G Star via Modbod // Shawl: Spirithood Red Fox Shawl
Photography: Simon Blundell // Makeup: Aspen McKenna // Hair: Destiney Summers // Models: NIYA model management
Inspired by her late grandmother, Nora O’Leary, who was a Fashion Editor for Ladies Home Journal magazine for twenty five years and Family Circle Magazine for an additional ten, Margot decided take on the fashion blogging world. Born in New York City, growing up in Bangkok, Thailand and later moving to Salt Lake City, Margot has a perspective on fashion and the world all her own. Modeling, producing, styling and directing photo shoots allows her to create images that truly reflect her unique style and sense of adventure. Margot is an advocate for underprivileged children worldwide who are suffering from facial deformities and has been involved with Operation Smile for twelve years. She believes this generations’ greatest challenge will be overcoming gender inequity and believes that fashion will be her voice to educate.