Winter can mean ugly sweaters and huddling under blankets ― or you can stay warm in style, like the celebs do. Cold weather is no excuse to sport a Snuggie on the red carpet, so stars have to find fashionable looks that won’t leave them frozen.
So why let Jack Frost take the edge out of your look? In case you don't have the luxury of raiding Ke$ha's closet as we roll into December, here are five fashion standards the stars are wearing that’ll make sure you make it through looking like a rock star.
1. AGGRESSIVE BLACK BOOTS
Black is key for virtually any rock star look, and boots are a no-brainer for winter. Celebs tend to wear them with skimpy outfits that show off the boot (and their legs), but in chillier months, leggings are advised. For a truly badass look, we recommend combat boots like Miley and Cher's, or studs like Gaga's. (Holding a puppy recommended for warmth; not recommended for rock star-ness.)
2. SKINNY LEATHER PANTS
Speaking of keeping your legs warm... a pair of black leather pants is guaranteed to keep your lower half nice and toasty in the winter months, and nothing says rock star quite like ‘em. Sure, it takes a certain kind of person to pull them off ― generally, an actual rock star, or someone with a corresponding attitude ― but winter is the perfect season to try them out and see if they work for you.
3. BLACK BEANIE & SUNGLASSES
If you’re really living a rock and roll lifestyle, you may not always have time to do your hair. Enter the beanie ― a cure-all for even the messiest out-all-night bedhead. Obviously you'll want a pair of shades to keep the glaring sunlight out of your hungover eyes, too (or to dim the flashbulbs of all those paparazzi).
4. (FAUX) FUR COAT
Fur (or preferably faux fur) is a staple of winter and always has been, but when it comes to really rocking it, the bigger and more outrageous you go, the better. A somewhat modest fur collar might do for someone a little more demure like Carly Rae, while a big ol’ fur coat makes a really rocking statement on Rita Ora. Nothing says you can party like an animal like actually looking like one.
5. SKULLS, SKULLS, SKULLS
When in doubt, "Put a skull on it!" The one must-have for any rocker is some sort of skull graphic, be it on a T-shirt like Selena or a scarf like Ashlee. Of course, if you're really daring, you could even wear a skull mask like Justin Bieber... which may even help prevent you from catching a winter cold, too. Fashionable and healthy!
What's your most rockin' winter item? Let us know in the comments!