5 Stylists Reveal How to Look Cool While Staying Warm This Winter
We're in the throes of gearing up for pending blizzards, freezing temps and overall bone-chilling cold. And even though all we want to do is to stay huddled up indoors, it's unfortunately not an option (for those who still want to function in society, or in life for that matter). So we called up the biggest style players we know and picked their brains on how to look chic, regardless of the forecast. Here, five celebrity stylists, including Cristina Ehrlich, Miranda Almond and Nicole Chavez, dish exclusively to InStyle.com on their must-haves for the season, from long shawl-style sweaters to knee-high boots, and how to wear them. And since they're chock full of gems, they offered up the best styling tips for the season. Go ahead, read on to look your best yet all season long.
Celebrity Stylist: Cristina Ehrlich
Styling tip: "It's all about layering. A perfect example: If you're wearing a blouse, layer a knit vest before putting on your leather bomber jacket or winter coat."
Cristina's Winter Must-Have
Learn How to Wear It
Be Wary of Fads
Celebrity Stylist: Elizabeth Stewart
Styling tip: "The first step is a great coat, especially a red one-it breaks up the myriad of black outfits everyone has for winter. Try layering a long sweater under a short coat-the look is fantastic."
Elizabeth's Winter Must-Have
Elevate It With Accessories
Double-Check the Material
Consider a Different Hue
Celebrity Stylist: Nicole Chavez
Styling tip: "I look to accessories to chic out my winter looks. My go-to is a loosely draped print scarf: Leopard is timeless, but this season, plaid will be the print du jour."
Nicole's Winter Must-Have
Worth the Splurge
Dress It Up
Celebrity Stylist: Miranda Almond
Styling tip: "I like the idea of layering a belted wool blazer under a simple single-breasted coat for extra warmth with style. A well cut coat with no buttons but a simple tie belt (in camel, cream or pale pink) or a traditional men's Crombie style (in classic navy, pale gray or black) are my fail-safe pieces for winter."
Go Up Half a Size
Pay Attention to the Heel
Boots Made For Walkin'
Celebrity Stylist: Estee Stanley
Styling tip: "A great coat in black, gray or camel will always make you look chic while staying warm."