The Cozy-Chic Guide To Packing For Sundance

Sundance is like the MTA of film festivals. In other words, it is the great equalizer. It's the festival where, no matter who you are or who is holding your personal umbrella, you are subjected to the same headaches as everyone else. The weather is cold, the shoes are clunky, and all accommodations, be it four stars or Airbnb, has that same musty ski-lodge smell. Putting your best glam forward is kind of not an option.
But, that doesn't mean that all hope is lost. In fact, it is in the trickiest settings that true style shines, and a nice wintry mix gives us a chance to show off our layering expertise. So, pack light — or as light as chunky sweaters will get you — and pack smart, with this quick and easy Sundance checklist. (Now that you've breezed through packing prep, you can focus on the important stuff: All those studio offers your genius indie movie will be receiving.)
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Because a parka is essential. Duh. It's Utah. And, cold.
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Top off your head with a get-me-noticed beanie.

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If you're going to have to stomp around in that powdery mess, might as well do it in style.
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Because you know you'll be carrying your entire life when dashing between screenings.
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Keep those lips hydrated in that icy air. Chapped is never a good look.
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You'll be surrounded by celebs. So, act like one.
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A long-sleeve LBD paired with boots will keep you cute and warm when you're running around. Then, just simply slip into heels for that fancier premiere.
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Keep your face fresh and free of that cold-weather dryness.
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Keep your paws extra toasty.
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An oversize scarf is effortlessly cool draped around your neck and could act as a blanket in a way too cold theatre.
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You don't want your tootsies to freeze to death, do you?