Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Winter Fashion Buys you won't Regret

By Joyann King, HarpersBazaar.com
Despite the frigid temps and Vitamin D-lacking blues, the one thing you can smile about this winter is your wardrobe prowness. We've gathered 10 celeb-tested winter staples that will never go out of style. So eyeing that camel coat in the window or a chunky knit cardigan? Take the sartorial plunge — we're betting you'll get your money's worth.
Cameron Diaz - Camel Coat
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Camel Coat

Camel might be on the forefront of fashion these days, but this chic hue has never had a passé moment when it comes to coats. Seen on the shoulders of Grace Kelly and Katherine Hepburn and now Cameron Diaz, this classic topper is the epitome of luxe and glamour.

Sarah Jessica Parker - Chunky Knit Cardigan
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Chunky Knit Cardigan

Chunky, cabled knits are always great for warming up by the fire on a white, winter night, but the borrowed-from-boys cardigans have just as much staying power on the street. Sarah Jessica Parker knows the chic trick — a waist-defining belt.

Sophisticated Sportswear

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Zoe Saldana - Sportswear
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A chic turtleneck and pair of flattering leggings are the basis for thousands of winter layering combinations. But, as Zoe Saldana proves, also make for sleek stand-alone attire.

Bright Carryall

Bright Carryall - Gwyneth Paltrow
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A bright carryall works much like a smile does when you are feeling down — it instantly lifts your mood and elevates your outfit. Gwyneth Paltrow chose fuchsia for her winter pick-me-up, but red, green, or bright blue are equally as uplifting.

Leather Biker Jacket - Jennifer Anniston
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Leather Biker Jacket

Literally the perfect transition coat, a leather jacket is surprisingly warm, without being bulky. Whether sleek like Jennifer Aniston's or featuring all the biker bells and whistles, it instantly adds street style cred to your look.

Kristen Bell - Winter White Pants
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Winter White Pants

Rules concerning white are so passé. Simply trade your bright white skinny jeans for a slouchy wool pair. Add a touch of metallic and a tailored jacket like Kristen Bell and you'll consider this look a wintertime essential.

Plaid Wrap

Plaid Wrap - Gwen Stefani
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Tartan plaid, glen plaid, or buffalo check, plaid is to winter what flowers are to spring. Look for a wrap in a patterned fabric — you can't go wrong with Gwen Stefani's black and white checks, to play double duty as a jacket and a coat.

Patent Leather Pumps - Anne Hathaway
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Patent Leather Pumps

Just because it's snowing outside doesn't mean your party look has to suffer. A pair of patent leather pumps (no peep-toe) are your evening shoe go-to. They are durable against slush and, as Anne Hathaway proves, look just as great with a pair of cozy tights as they do without.

Boucle Jacket - Sienna Miller
Photo: Nick Sadler/Startraksphoto.com

Boucle Jacket

A knubby, loopy boucle jacket is a working woman's godsend for wintertime dressing, adding texture and shine to sensible separates. And while it is as comfy as your favorite grandpa cardigan, its day-to-night sensibilities, as Sienna Miller proves, are what truly make it a serial best seller.

Tailored Blazer- Reese Witherspoon
Photo: Bauer Griffin

Tailored Blazer

A tailored topper — while not your best bet for the most frigid of days — will never go out of style, just ask Reese Witherspoon. Choose one in navy blue with nautical gold accents, layer it over a sweater and under a coat on colder days and pair it with your Breton striped tee come spring.

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