Penélope Cruz is one of our style icons. The Michelin Man? Not so much. So this winter, we’re going to make every effort to avoid dressing like him--afreezing lakeside winds be damned. Here are seven tips for making it through the frigid season in style, without sacrificing warmth.

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PUT A BELT ON IT

Remember when we taught you how to belt your scarves? Apply that logic to this figure-flattering coat, and voilà…your waist is back.

Get the look: Michael Kors ($200)

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GO AHEAD: FLUFF UP THE PUFF

Pick a puffer with fur around the collar to draw attention to your shoulders and not your midsection. Which, let’s face it: may be swathed in two sweaters.

Get the look: Mackage ($795)

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THE FASHION TAG

UNZIP AND LAYER OVER KNITS

…And roll up those sleeves so the cuffs can peek out. Who looks artfully disheveled now?

Get the look: Zara ($119)

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BRIGHTEN IT UP

We get it: Black is slimming. But instead of going all black like the rice at Union Sushi (mmm), try wearing dark clothing under a bold-colored puffer. Bonus points for red.

Get the look: Moose Knuckles ($795)

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SCHEDULE YOUR ACCESSORIZING

Don’t pile it all on at once. On warmer mornings, go accessory-free in a lighter coat. Then layer up with a sweater, scarf, hat and gloves as the evening gets cooler.

Get the look: Burberry ($595)

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SAY YES TO THE STOVEPIPE SILHOUETTE

Sometimes puffy is unavoidable. And it’s OK to embrace the bulk. (Just promise you’ll pair it with skinny jeans.)

Get the look: Duvetica ($566)

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