It’s not easy looking chic in bone-chilling temps—from puffy coats to tricky layers, winter dressing comes with a special set of complications. One starlet we’ve noticed killing it in the sub-zero style realm is Dakota Johnson, and upon further inspection noticed that many of her key tricks are easy to copy. Ahead, simple cues to steal from Dakota to ace your cold-weather ensembles.
The power of a statement coat is innumerable, and Dakota opts for smart, flattering silhouettes with fuzzy collars for panache. Here, she demonstrates the instantly polishing effect of a chic topper, which elevates an otherwise basic black ensemble from ho-hum to hello.
Breathe new life into your favorite gauzy midi dress by teaming it with suede over-the-knee boots and a heavy, nubby coat—add tights underneath for added warmth. The juxtaposition of textures demonstrates thoughtful, expert layering (aka added style points).
In order to execute a pretty yet pragmatic winter look, focus on functional clothing and rely on your accessories to add interest. See: Dakota's flat studded boots, printed scarf and sleek top-handle bags.