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Michelle Williams' Houndstooth Bomber Jacket Is The Perfect Combination Of Casual & Dressy


Plenty of occasions call for a quick switch between casual and dressy, particularly when the holiday season rolls around. If you're on the move between work and a party, or a family event and a night on the town with friends, you'll want to wear a piece that works for both. Michelle Williams' Houndstooth bomber jacket may be cozy, but the actor proved on Mon. evening that it can also read formal.

Williams debuted a coordinated look on Nov. 19 at the Saks Fifth Avenue holiday light show in New York City. The charity event, which was in partnership with Broadway Cares and Equity Fights AIDS, boasted an impressive guest list with appearances by celebrities like Rachel Brosnahan and Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski.

Williams donned a fur-trimmed houndstooth bomber by Louis Vuitton, which she paired with a matching mini dress. She made the versatile piece look appropriate for just about any occasion, opting for patent leather ankle boots instead of heels. She wore her golden-blonde pixie cut in a smooth and silky style, softly pushing her bangs to the side. In keeping with the "go anywhere" vibe of her entire look, Williams' makeup featured radiant skin, rosy cheeks, and a soft-pink pout.

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Even though you may not have celebrity-filled events on your holiday calendar this year, the art of dressing up a casual jacket is worth adding to your styling skill set. Dress down a satin midi with the addition of a utility-style bomber, or dress up your favorite denim by throwing on some faux fur. Knowing how to wear your clothes in a variety of occasions makes them that much more valuable in your wardrobe. When you take cues from Williams, you'll be surprised at the many ways you can style your trusty pieces.

If you consider making a single investment this season, a bold jacket should be on your radar. Ahead, find Williams' latest favorite, along with The Zoe Report's picks for jackets that will help you find your own balance between dressy and casual attire.

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Bomber Jacket


Louis Vuitton

Although Williams paired this printed piece with its matching mini dress, there are plenty of other ways to dress it up. Try wearing it with a lacy tank top, fitted trousers, and pumps for a new kind of date-night look.

Aviator Wool-Blend Bomber Jacket


Rag & Bone

While you may be used to pairing a jacket like this with something ultra casual, change it up as an addition to a more formal ensemble. Wear it with a knit midi dress, slouchy boots, and a statement bag to create a vibe that's edgy, yet soft.

Hooded Faux Fur Jacket



Faux fur does an excellent job at providing a dose of understated glamour. Layer this jacket on top of a button-down, plaid pants, and sparkly jewelry.

Denver Coat



Throw this on top of your little black cocktail dress for a brand new look (even if you've worn the dress a million times).

Washed Leather Trucker Jacket



What do you get when you mix a leather jacket with a denim silhouette? This multifaceted piece that works to elevate any simple outfit.