Red carpets at the Sundance Film Festival are a little different. Park City, Utah, in January is too cold and snowy for the usual thin dresses, cut down to there and slit up to here. Instead parkas, scarves and knit hats rule.
The festival's most stylish set -- and we're counting Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell and Rashida Jones -- are braving the weather wearing long-sleeved minis over tights, casual ponchos, skinny jeans and boots.
Jones showed how to dress stylishly for a party last weekend at a dinner for the cast of her screenwriting debut "Celeste and Jesse Forever," a romantic comedy starring Emma Roberts and Elijah Wood. It was a star-studded evening on Main Street with guests including Jones' parents Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton; Andy Samberg, Chris Messina and film director Lee Toland Krieger. Jones shone in a textured black Olivier Theyskens for Theory dress and chunky gold jewelry by Lia Sophia. She kept warm under a cropped tuxedo blazer, ribbed tights and combat boots.
Jones dressed in all black, but the charming details of her skirt and large buttons on her blouse buttons added definition to the single color palette. For a similar effect, try the Asos mini dress with circle inserts from Asos.com for $80.57.
Jones' look can also be achieved with a button-up blouse and textured skirt. Try the Pink Tartan scalloped tiered skirt from Last Call by Neiman Marcus for $84.50 with the drop armhole button front blouse from Topshop.com for $48.
Jones' fitted, cropped blazer added a bit of warmth and polish. For a similar piece, try the classic cropped blazer from Forever21.com for $27.80.
A pair of ribbed tights are a smart way to conquer cold weather in style. Try the Hanes Silk Reflections control-top ribbed tights for $10 from Kohls.com. To finish the look, slip into the Steve Madden Graanie black leather combat boot with heel from Footnotesonline.com for $91 or the Vince Camuto Vestas boot from Shoptheshoebox.com for $129.
These pieces will keep you warmly chic for all your upcoming winter soirees.
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-- Jenn Harris
Photo: Actress Rashida Jones attends the "Celeste and Jesse Forever" dinner at Acura Studio on Jan. 20 in Park City, Utah. Credit: Jerod Harris / Getty Images for Acura
Middle photo, from left: Asos mini dress with circl inserts, $80.57 / Asos.com; Drop armhole button front blouse, $48 / Topshop.com; Pink Tartan scalloped tiered skirt, $84.50; Last Call by Neiman Marcus.
Jacket photo: Classic cropped blazer, $27.80 / Forever21.com.
Bottom photo, from left: hanes silk reflections control-top ribbed tights, $10 / Kohls.com; Steve Madden Graanie black leather combat boot, $91 / Footnotesonline.com; Vince Camuto Vestas boot, $129/ Shoptheshoebox.com.