How to Look Polished when It's Absolutely Freezing Outside

by Fawnia Soo Hoo

Getty ImagesGetty ImagesIt's looking to be a winter wonderland out there today and that means extreme sweater weather. Thankfully, Avery already showed us eight chic ways to conquer the turtleneck this season and considering the temps out there today, the cozy knit's comeback is right on time. Hey, Nicole Richie thinks so and she's wearing hers to a dressy event.

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The style star takes the black and white trend into winter by pairing a ribbed turtleneck sweater by Lovers + Friends with an elegant, high-waisted maxi-skirt. The über-polished streamlined ensemble almost channels a formal evening gown, but with an effortlessly modern feel. Nicole's outfit actually reminds me of that time Sharon Stone shook things up at the 1996 Oscars by throwing on a black turtleneck from the Gap with her ball gown skirt. (Remember way back when, kids?)

Shop out a few Nicole-inspired dressed up turtleneck sweater outfits here.

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