Even in the dead of winter, celebrities are often photographed wearing outfits that seem far from practical. They wear mini dresses year-round in sunny Los Angeles and even their New York City ensembles can look shiver-inducing, but all caution is thrown to the wind when it's time to head to Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. Lily Collins' snow boots, for example, are a reliable, yet fashion-forward choice if you want to protect your feet from the elements.
Collins was photographed arriving in Salt Lake City on Jan. 25, nailing the true meaning of polished airport style. The actor is attending Sundance this year to promote her latest movie, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile. Proving that style statements can start as soon as you touch down at your destination, Collins kept cozy in a gray turtleneck layered under a shearling Rag & Bone coat and a pair of tailored jeans.
The actor's simple outfit popped with the help of two fuzzy accessories: a shearling-lined backpack, also by Rag & Bone, and a pair of Sorel snow boots. The fleece-filled shoes featured a camel hue, a subtle wedge heel, and a water-proof finish. Perfect for transitioning from a day in the snow to an evening dinner, these snow boots are a high-end version of your practical classic.
The addition of snow boots doesn't have to ruin a carefully planned outfit formula. In fact, Collins' pair proves the exact opposite. Completing a simple, neutral outfit with a weather-reactive staple can make getting dressed a lot easier.
Show up to the office prepared for anything the weather may bring by tucking your favorite jeans into snow boots and layering a fitted blazer on top of a bulky knit. If the only thing holding you back from a night out is the mere thought of wet feet, dress up your boots with a bodysuit and a faux-fur coat.
Ahead, shop Collins' Sundance staple as well as The Zoe Report's picks for stylish snow boots.