The Sundance Film Festival is like the cool, downtown, little sister to all the other awards shows, with fashion just as independent and unique as the films. Forget those glamorous ball gowns and major labels; it’s all about rocker boots, great winter coats, and taking fun risks. tarte had the pleasure of spending some time at the festival, where we had the opportunity to see a few of our favorite actress and learn a thing or two about Sundance style.

Elizabeth Olsen

Lizzie Olsen is proving to be as much of a style maven as her older sisters. We love when celebrities play with colors and patterns; Olsen’s bright yellow sweater pairs nicely with her black-and-white scarf. And those corduroys! Doesn’t she look cozy?

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt rarely fails to look sophisticated and cool. And Sundance is all about cool. She hits the perfect balance between relaxed and red-carpet with this velvet tunic and booties.

Lake Bell

We applaud celebrities who take risks, whether with bold colors, unusual silhouettes, or lesser-known designers. Lake Bell is rocking this aqua shift – funky cut-out neckline, curve-hugging bodice, and all. The only thing that could add to this look? A sleek side-part and a smoky eye.

Estelle

British songstress Estelle never shies away from “a look,” so this blouse-jeans-pumps combo is relatively understated for her. But we love the pop of shimmer on the leopard print blouse, especially when paired with sparkly heels and a knockout red lip.

Kate Bosworth

Even in the middle of a snowstorm, Kate Bosworth manages to look pulled-together, with a statement bag, a hooded coat, and a splash of color. (Oh, and major sunglasses, of course!)

…And she cleans up nicely. Nothing’s sexier than sheer black sleeves on a ladylike evening dress.

Tinsley Mortimer

 

The socialite always looks chic, but we love that she toned things down for the laid-back festival. Nothing is cooler than taking casual elements, like nautical stripes and a slouchy hat, and glamming them up a bit – here, with a wooly vest and perfect, glossy waves.

Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler is our go-to girl for fashion surprises. She has great eclectic style, and she isn’t afraid of wearing whatever she wants on the carpet. (She is a rock star’s daughter, after all.) So seeing her in this fuzzy, oversize sweater and motorcycle boots just makes us smile – and her impish grin tells us even she’s not taking herself too seriously. Who can blame her? She still looks gorgeous.