Hint: They involve the 1970s, fluffy coats, and a lot of blazers.
While most people turn to style icons and celebrities for outfit inspiration, we tend to look towards our peers—fellow fashion and beauty editors. Maybe we're a *bit* biased, but the reality is they know everything that’s out there, and what they choose to wear is a pretty good indication of what’s worth buying. As cosmopolitan.com’s beauty director, Carly Cardellino has a closet that proves she knows a lot about style (exhibit A: she has an ability to seamlessly pair H&M with Céline). Cardellino’s wardrobe makes putting together outfits incredibly easy, which is a skill we clearly admire. When we took a look at the photos we shot of her closet, we noticed she had come up with three foolproof outfit formulas we want to live in all winter. Think the 1970s, the fluffiest coats ever, and tons of blazers.
A ’70s throwback is the best kind of throwback
Most of us are drawn to the ’70s because everyone looked so effortless back then—like they just rolled out of bed with shaggy hair and tinted aviators on. Cardellino helped us appreciate the ease of the era even more. A pair of tinted sunglasses + a great knitted (preferably striped sweater) + gold pants or skirt? Outfit gold.
Ah. Fluffy jackets. Is there anyone that doesn’t love a good coat that is essentially a blanket disguised as outerwear? We’ll take a cue from Cardellino and pair ours with a nice set of silk pj’s from Olivia von Halle or Fleur du Mal.
Ever since we saw our editorial and fashion director Laurel kill it in a white Misha Nonoo blazer dress, we all decided we needed one. Seeing Cardellino in her platinum version further justified our desire for this incredibly easy staple. Sexy and professional-looking all in one? Count us in. And even though not everyone makes blazer dresses, you can always just pick your favorite one and order it in a much bigger size for the oversized-dress fit.