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Stars blend warmth and style at Sundance

Courtney Cox | Thursday, February 3, 2011

Winter is perhaps one of the most difficult times of the year to display one’s sense of style. The bitter cold can force South Bend inhabitants into a fashion rut, but one way to combat this season’s lack of sartorial appeal is to seek inspiration from stars at Sundance Film Festival. Celebrities most often seen sauntering down the streets of Los Angeles in dresses and light jackets are forced to bundle up for the Park City, Utah, weather.

Elizabeth Banks

This basic black look is given a cozy update with a warm camel trench and a leopard scarf. Using small animal print accessories, like a scarf, is a fun way to add interest to a wardrobe while providing warmth at the same time. Tread lightly with animal print, however, because it can often veer into the realm of inappropriate or trashy. Smaller is certainly better when it comes to leopard accents.

Kate Bosworth

Kate makes a flowy maxi dress transition into winter by adding a shearling bomber jacket. While a floor length dress is highly impractical in this weather, a cool bomber jacket is not. A shearling bomber jacket is perfect for the winter because it provides extra warmth without adding plenty of bulky layers. It’s one of the best investments a shopper can make for winter because it can be worn every day.

Elizabeth Olsen

Considering she’s Mary Kate and Ashley’s kid sister, it’s no surprise that Elizabeth Olsen was one of the most stylish up-and-comers at Sundance this year. Though the sun may not be shining in Utah, Olsen’s bright marigold purse is a great accent to any drab winter wardrobe. She also masters the art of wearing a hat with style and the raspberry color is a great accent to her light bag. Olsen’s ensemble proves that a few well-chosen pieces can transform an otherwise simple outfit.

Demi Moore

Mrs. Kutcher looks extremely chic and comfortable in layers of slouchy black. The layered look can be difficult to do right. It can overwhelm thin silhouettes and create bulk in undesirable places. Demi manages to do it right, however, by sticking to a monochromatic color palate. It minimizes the effect that oversized clothing tends to have. Slouchy layers are the perfect trend to try during the winter because they protect from the cold while still looking extremely fashionable.

As important as clothing choice is the makeup choices one makes during the winter. The common thread unifying all the celebrities pictured is their fresh face. They define their features and enhance their complexion with light amounts of blush and bronzer. It gives them an appropriate glow without ever appearing orange.

These stars prove that the Sundance Film Festival is more than a showcase for creativity in filmmaking. It is also the perfect place to search for style tips during the harsh winter weather.