How to dress like a street-style star in the bitter cold

“The bomb cyclone” is what some meteorologists are calling the powerful blizzard that is sweeping through the Northeast after hitting areas of the South on Wednesday. With it come chilling winds, severe sleet and snow, and shuttered schools. Even tennis champ Serena Williams was shocked at the quick drop in temperature, Instagramming Palm Beach’s frigid 39-degree temperature, while New York was set to dip down to 11 degrees on Thursday.

In situations like these, practicality often supersedes style, and our bomb cyclone and polar vortex style guide is the perfect place to start stocking up on all of your warm winter essentials. But if you dare to go a bit beyond, and aim to mix fashion with function, this is the guide for you.

Even when there’s a snowstorm, street-style stars know how to create show-stopping looks without sacrificing warmth. The “Snowpocalypse” during New York Fashion Week in February 2017 was a clear-cut example of that. Much of it comes down to knowing which colors and textures will stand out when mixed together — like opting for brightly colored puffers in crimson or metallic silver, for coats that are both fashion-forward and practical. We suggest mixing and matching these coats with chunky knitwear, wide-leg trousers, and a beret and statement earrings to create a high-end wintry look.

Ahead, find all of the best winter fashion tips from street-style stars who know how to do it best, even in the bitter cold.

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