At Sundance, the struggle to look fashionable while grappling with winter weather is real. Looking pulled together and staying warm during Sundance can feel like a Herculean task. Contending with unpredictable weather conditions including snow, ice and rain doesn’t always make the step and repeat feel like an ideal glam moment — not to mention the perpetual “finger in the socket” look after removing the mandatory static-infused beanie.
Pieces that make the cut need to fuse fashion and function, according to celebrity stylist Cristina Ehrlich. “You are dealing with the elements but still want to have a uniform and create a vibe,” says Ehrlich, who dresses the likes of Laura Dern, Greta Gerwig and Natasha Lyonne. Here are some ways to put a fresh spin on winter wear, from vegan leather parkas to après-ski knitwear and Mr. Rogers-worthy cardigans.