While most of Hollywood’s elite are enjoying 20-degree weather in LA, or escaping to even warmer weather down south a la Michelle and Barack Obama, some stars are opting to take winter head on. And not only that, they’re looking downright cool doing it.
How the heck do they make winter fashion seem so easy? We usually feel like the Marshmallow Man all bundled up, but these gals nail the layered look time after time.
We’ve rounded up some of our fav celebs who know how to embrace the cold, and dug out some tips on how to make parts of these effortlessly chic winter ensembles work in your own wardrobe.
Celebs who own winter like it’s nobody’s business
Diane Kruger's Cozy CollarDiane knows you don't need a scarf to keep cool air off your neck. Instead, look for a coat with a thick faux-fur collar that can be buttoned right up to the chin. Alternatively, drape a faux-fur collar in your colour of choice over your current peacoat.Getty Images
Chloë Sevigny's BeretTop off any ensemble with an adorable beret. Usually, we'd suggest a pop of colour for an accessory like this, but Chloë proves that sometimes black is all you need — especially if and when you're wearing a show-stopper of a coat like she is.Getty Images
Alexa Chung's Sheepskin CoatIf we didn't know better, we'd think this snap of Alexa was from 1976. We love everything about this retro look, right down to the sheepskin coat. If you've never owned outerwear like this, you're missing out. These coats can last a lifetime, if properly maintained.Getty Images
Kate Bosworth's Teddy Bear CoatThere's something about this black teddy bear coat that makes us want to snuggle. Kate is a super tiny human, so this oversized getup suits her frame, and we're into the chic black material versus the brown versions we saw so much of a few seasons back.Getty Images
Gigi Hadid's Leather TrenchWhen we think leather outerwear, we usually picture bombers or moto jackets. But Gigi proves that a leather trench, one that hits below the knee, can be incredibly chic, and surprisingly warm.Getty Images
Alexa Chung's Sweater ScarfStreet style icon Alexa Chung is always one step ahead of her peers, which is why we're so curious about the Brit's sweater scarf. It's like a preppy country club look, but done in the dead of winter. We're into it, Alexa.Getty Images
Kendall Jenner's Short Puffer CoatSay what you will, puffer coats are still a staple in 2017 winter wardrobes. There's just nothing quite as warm. We're digging Kendall's metallic take on the fluffy trend.Getty Images
Hailey Baldwin's Long Sweater SleevesOkay, so while we wish Hailey would do up her coat — girl, you're gonna catch a cold! — what we want to note here is the length of her sweater's sleeves. The woolly fabric poking out from beneath her coat is trendy and easy to pull off IRL. Not to mention, it's a simple way to lengthen a coat's sleeves, if you've always worried yours are a bit short.Getty Images
Sarah Jessica Parker's Black TightsIf booties aren't your thing and you insist on pumps all year long, we have two words for you: wool tights. Sheer nylons simply won't do, so search for a thick-knit pair that'll add texture to your look. SJP knows what's up.Getty Images
Liv Tyler's Knee-High BootsBy the end of winter, teetering on heels through the ice and slush just sounds tiring. We're #OverIt. Instead, swap your sky-high booties for a pair of knee-high boots. They still look all kinds of sophisticated, while being infinitely more comfortable to wear.Getty Images
Gigi Hadid's Lace-Up BootiesIf you want to wear baggy boyfriend jeans (you know, the ones you paired with slip-on sneakers last summer) during winter, invest in a pair of lace-up booties. Your feet and ankles will stay warm (please, wear socks!) as the booties take the look into seasonally appropriate territory, just as Gigi proves.Getty Images
Kendall Jenner's Puffer Blanket CoatIf you insist on wearing a mini in the dead of winter, look no further than Kendall Jenner for inspo. We know the model loves a good puffer, and this floor-length option will protect your bare legs from the elements — at least as you run from one venue to the next.Getty Images
Gigi Hadid's Combat BootsWhat better way to combat the frigid air than with combat boots. The thick rubber sole will keep your feet dry and toasty, and the velcro straps make them easy to slide on and off.Getty Images