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.
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.