It’s around this point in winter when the I-hate-everything-in-my-closet phase begins. What can we say? It’s cold, and no matter what you wear, you have to cover it all up with a coat anyway.
And then in swoops Alexa Chung, reminding us that even our perennial Best Dressed isn’t immune to the elements–and yet still finds a way to look cool, jacket or not. It helps that she’s wearing Marni (to a Marni party, where she was DJing, natch), but the real key here is in the balance; go classic with the coat–toggle coats are traditional in the best way possible–while getting edgy with your footwear. It makes sense: Don’t mess with your warmth by going for some cool-but-cold vest. Once you’ve got a solid foundation, it’s what you pair it with that makes or breaks the outfit.
And to make like Alexa, here’s what you need: