These stars prove that you can look hot when it's cold outside. Try these tricks for a very fashionable winter.
By Dawn Davis
Wear a Tuxedo Jacket Out at Night
Just because it's too chilly to don a dress, doesn't mean you can't rock a super-hot date-night look. In a slim-cut, white jacket, Jessica Alba proved that menswear can be seductive.
A Fur Collar Makes Any Outfit Cooler
Add a fur (real or faux) collar, shrug or scarf over your jacket or coat and you'll instantly look more stylish. Rihanna used this trick to dress up jeans and a T-shirt.
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Invest in a Statement Coat
Olivia Wilde's Chanel topper is so gorgeous it doesn't matter what she was wearing underneath. Look for a version with jewel embellishments and a fun pattern or fabric.
Mix Bold Colors
On the set of Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester paired an orange, printed coat with blue cap. Try combining hues that seem to clash for a quirky-cute result.
Take it to the Max in Thigh-High Boots
Nothing says sexy quite like a pair of black, leather, over-the-knee boots. Kim Kardashian lives by this rule.
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Opt for Red-Hot Red
If you're going to add one color to your wardrobe this season, it should be red. Eve got it right in this crimson ensemble.
Go All-Black—With Texture
If you're going to wear this non-color from head to toe, follow Diane Kruger's lead and make sure the pieces have texture (leather, fur, feathers and braiding in her case). This will keep the look from feeling flat and boring.
Puffer-Up on the Weekends
Sometimes you just want to be comfortable, and nothing's better than a down jacket. Gwen Stefani paired hers with downtown accessories-a slouchy messenger bag, patent-leather oxfords-for a cool-meets-cozy result.
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Yes, You Can Wear White...
...just make sure it's creamy, winter white in a rich, warm fabric. Camilla Belle mixed the color with gold for an even more luxe effect.
Layer Leather for a Cool-Girl Look
Ashlee Simpson knows the formula for sexy-edgy style: leather leggings, a leather jacket, a silky blouse and sky-high heels.
Top if Off with a Great Hat
Whether you prefer floppy like Nicole Richie's or a cute, knitted style, you need a great hat to get you through the winter. Pick up a different one for each of your favorite coats.
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Go Long All Year
Summer's maxi-skirt trend is here to stay. Olivia Palermo transitioned hers perfectly by piling on a long-sleeve blouse and furry vest.
Let Your Jacket do the Talking
Layer a bright coat over an all-black ensemble like Alicia Keys-we love the Kelly green hue and spiky shoulders.
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