At Sundance, a Master Class in Haute Lumberjack Dressing

Ethan Hawke, Ryan Reynolds and plenty of newcomers look rumpled-chic in Utah.

Writers Michael Kinirons and Fiona Seres
Mr. Kinirons is a total lumberjack in his brown leather jacket. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Producer James Dahl
At the premiere for "The End Of The Tour," Mr. Dahl has the look of the guy you used to make out with in high school who never left home but ended up starting a very lucrative landscaping business — "suburban lumberjack," if you will. (Photo: Sonia Recchia/Getty Images for Sundance)
Avan Jogia in Vivienne Westwood coat, Topman suit and Paul Smith shoes
The up-and-coming actor made his mark with tailored suiting that was just disheveled enough. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Sundance)
Mamie Gummer
The stylish Ms. Gummer keeps her look relatively polished. (Photo: Getty)
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Nicole Kidman in Michael Kors
Ms. Kidman is even more sleek. Of course her casual Sundance style looks like what some of us would consider eveningwear. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Jason Segel
Mr. Segel wears a buttoned-up, stylized version of casualwear. (Photo: Sonia Recchia/Getty Images for Sundance)
Ethan Hawke in Prada coat, Dior cashmere pants, Tim Coppens sweater, Visvim boots
Mr. Hawke's long, open coat looks fresh and modern without a collared shirt and tie. (Photo: Getty)
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Hailee Steinfeld in Baja East
Ms. Steinfeld is the picture of teen cheekiness in her midriff-bearing, black dress. (Photo: Getty)
Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn
Dark grey trousers are a good option for dressing down a look without going too casual. (Photo: Getty)
Eli Roth in Eddie Bauer Limited Edition by Ilaria Urbinati
Let's call this rumpled but charming look "comic book nerd chic." (Photo: Getty)
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Lorenza Izzo in Asos jacket, Aritzia dress and Tommy Hilfiger shoes
At the "Knock Knock" Premiere, Ms. Izzo wears a big coat, plus lace-up wedges to dress up her artfully disheveled look. (Photo: Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Sundance)
Mickey Sumner
At the premiere for "Mistress America," Ms. Sumner leaves no texture unturned in the pursuit of coziness. (Photo: Getty)
Thomas Mann in Diesel jacket and shirt
Mr. Mann looks streamlined by comfy in black, navy and dark denim with brown boots. (Photo: Getty)
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Matt Bennett
The actor, at the premiere of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," partakes in the undone scarf mini-trend seen throughout Sundance. (Photo: Getty)
Winona Ryder
At the premiere of "Experimenter," Ms. Ryder wears an oversized jacket. (Photo: Getty)
Composer Bryan Senti
At the "Experimenter" premiere, Mr. Senti wears a scarf longer than his jacket. (Photo: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Sundance)

The Sundance Film Festival, held in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the beginning of every year, offers showbiz types a welcome reprieve from the buttoned-up, lacquered dressing of awards show season.

This year is no exception, with plenty of actors, writers and directors turning up at Sundance, smiling from beneath layers and layers of gloriously disheveled après-ski wear. It is a perfect opportunity for stars to show a bit more of their personal style as they depart from the formalwear of the red carpet.

Click through our slideshow to see the best dress men and women of Sundance this year, with a few special shoutouts to blue-collar, lumberjack style.

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