Dec. 21 marked the official start of winter, which means the time to stock up on warm, toasty coats is now. Though the market is chock-full of practical, trend-forward styles, Nicky Hilton's teddy bear coat is bound to persuade you to pick the plush piece over all the other options. After initially gaining serious street style cred in 2017, the soft, super-fluffy, teddy bear-like coat is here to stay well into 2019 and beyond, with Hilton as the latest proof that this particular staple shows zero signs of fading away.
On Dec. 29, Hilton was photographed on her way to dinner at celeb-favorite restaurant Craig's in Los Angeles. For the outing, the fashion designer and media mogul looked every bit as comfortable as she did polished, proving the two certainly are not mutually exclusive when it comes piecing together an outfit. Her perfect, L.A.-winter uniform consisted of a few wardrobe staples you likely lean on time and time again, as well.
Hilton opted for black skinny jeans, which she teamed with a white cable knit sweater that features a slightly oversized fit and a crew neckline. And while the base of her outfit may appear simple, the addition of a handful of essentials made the ensemble look anything but.
The designer topped off her look with what is arguably the most popular teddy bear coat on the market: a light brown, slightly oversized, double-breasted style that hails from Max Mara. And though the coat certainly costs a pretty penny — $3,560 to be exact — it's well worth it, considering it's rendered in the brand's signature camel and silk-blend and will last you a lifetime.
Hilton joins an impressive crop of celebs and street style stars who have played favorites with the outerwear staple, too, including model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, newlywed Hailey Beiber, and German fashion blogger Caroline Daur.
Though Hilton's coat was certainly the hero piece in her ensemble, there's another styling takeaway that simply can't be overlooked — how the addition of a few elevated accessories can make any outfit appear incredibly polished in an instant. In Hilton's case, she opted for a pair of chic, Chanel slingback pumps and a small, Max Mara handbag that pulled everything together and offered up a touch of sophistication.
Ready to test drive the teddy bear coat trend? Ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the most covetable styles on the market, including Hilton's exact pick along with more affordable options, as well.