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Frugal Fashion: Liv Tyler at the Sundance Film Festival

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It’s that time of year again, when Hollywood and heavy snow descend on Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival. Prepare to see plenty of stars in puffy jackets, enormous sunglasses and, God forbid, furry Ugg boots (It should be noted that these oversized boots look like a Sasquatch has swallowed each of your feet whole and won’t let go but if you need to keep your toes from turning blue, they get the job done). Sure, the stars are battling frigid conditions but is that a reason to look less than chic?

Thankfully, Liv Tyler ignored the cold when she ditched the eskimo jacket look in favor of some lighter attire for the premiere of "The Ledge" at the Eccles Center Theatre. Tyler created the perfect balance of comfort and style in a dark gray coat, patterned tights and tall, black suede boots. I love the jacket because it's not your typical peacoat. The oversized lapels look dressy, create the illusion of a super blazer/coat hybrid and give the piece a distinct menswear vibe. The patterned leggings are just plain fun, and the suede boots are functional. The fact that they don't bring to mind a certain furry animal is a definite bonus.

Funkycoats

If you're tired of the classic peacoat styles, spruce up your winter wardrobe with one of these fun finds: The Adam by Adam Lippes coat on Yoox.com for $59, Globetrotting in Grey coat from ModCloth.com for $79, the Plush College coat from Zara for $59 or the coat with gathering on the side for $39, also from Zara.

Funkyleggings

Draw some attention to your legs without leaving them bare in a pair of patterned leggings. You can find them at most stores for $20 or under but here are our picks for the top four under $10: Split pattern tights by Free People for $9.95, Fashion-forward patterned tights from Charlotte Russe for $7.50, Basketweave tights from Anthropologie for $9.95, and the Hue Bold lace tights from Lord and Taylor for $9.44.

Funkyboots

As someone who will willingly kill my feet all night for a divine pair of shoes, I'm always thrilled when I find a pair that looks great without the pain. These frugal finds should keep you warm and still turn some heads: Merona Kamiyah suede boots for $39.99 and the Mossimo Kailli Over the knee boots for $39.99. Victoria's Secret proves it can tackle more than just sexy lingerie with the Report Side-tie boot for $49.99.

Happy Shopping.

-- Jenn Harris

Have an outfit you're dying to buy but need a frugal alternative? E-mail us a picture. We're up for the challenge.

Photo top: Actress Liv Tyler attends "The Ledge" premiere at the Eccles Center Theatre during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 21 in Park City, Utah. Credit: George Pimentel / Getty Images.

Coat photo from left: The Adam by Adam Lippes coat. Credit: Yoox.com. Globetrotting in Grey coat. Credit: ModCloth.com. Plush College coat. Credit: Zara. Coat with gathering on the side. Credit: Zara.

Tights photo from left: Split-pattern tights. Credit: Free People. Fashion-forward patterned tights: Charlotte Russe. Basketweave tights. Credit: Anthropologie. Hue Bold lace tights. Credit: Lord and Taylor.

Boots photo from left: Merona Kamiyah boots. Credit: Target. Mossimo Kailli boots. Credit: Target. Report Side-tie boots. Credit: Victoria's Secret.

 
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I still don't know what the fuss is about the Ugg boots. It really reminds me of the Birkenstock craze back in the early-mid 90's (yes, I know I'm dating myself here) and I used to think how ugly they were, until I relented and got a pair that I wound up wearing for over 10 years. SO, perhaps I just need to get a pair (not a knockoff brand) and see for myself. LOVE the different style coats!



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