Have you ever spent all morning carefully assembling a perfectly polished look, only to step outside into the freezing cold and wish that you opted for a parka and sweatpants instead? Dressing up when the temperature drops down can feel like an impossible skill to master, especially if all of your work-appropriate tops are made of breezy fabrics like silk and chiffon. Fortunately, Claire Foy's striped sweater and leather pants show that warmth and elegance don't have to be mutually exclusive.
Foy was photographed in New York on Mon. while attending a Q&A and reception for her film First Man. The actor, who's demonstrated her love for putting a unique and delicate spin on the menswear trend, arrived wearing a look that was both sophisticated and cold-weather appropriate. She wore a black-and-white striped sweater by Rag & Bone, featuring a loose yet structured fit, a mock neck, and buttons on one shoulder. She dressed it up by adding a pair of billowing leather trousers and black suede pumps.
Foy made the effortless ensemble her own by layering gold necklaces on top of the two-toned sweater, messily braiding back the bangs of her super-choppy, short bob, and opting for fresh-faced makeup.
Some celebrities have gained style cred by constantly outdoing themselves with bold outfits that focus on glitz, glamour, and shock-value. Meanwhile, Foy has, slowly but surely, marked her territory in the fashion world by relying on an easy, timeless aesthetic. Her looks often center around a foolproof outfit combination like PVC pants and a knit top, or a cozy cardigan and suede boots.
Foy's latest outfit provides the ultimate inspiration for staying warm and looking sharp in the process. While you may be accustomed to pairing your structured leather trousers with a satin top, it's not always the most practical material for winter wear. Instead, take a cue from Foy and try a cozy sweater. You'll want to gravitate toward a piece that falls somewhere in between your form-fitting turtleneck (which doesn't do a great job when it comes to insulation) and your chunkiest wool knit (which can overpower your whole look).
Ahead, shop Foy's new favorite as well as The Zoe Report's picks for the sweaters you need to look put-together while staying toasty.