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How to Layer Like A Pro – Pile Up in this Season’s Trendiest Outerwear!

Snow blizzards and ice storms have turned many of us into cave people. But there’s just no avoiding the days when you have to get up and get dressed to go to work, do some errands, go to school or meet up with some friends. So how do you gear up to prevent yourself from falling prey to one of the most bitter winter seasons to date? Layering, of course!

Pile up and get as much clothes as you can possibly put on without looking like you just bred fur on yourself. Let’s pick up some nifty tricks from these celebrities:

1. Layer a fur vest over your leather jacket.

Rachel Zoe

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Heavily pregnant Rachel Zoe keeping warm in an oversized sleeveless fur coat, takes son Skyler to Froyo Life for a frozen yogurt in Los Angeles on November 20, 2013

Fur vests are wonderful alternatives to fur coats, which can be off-putting because of their bulk. You can play with different textures and materials just like what stylist to the stars, Rachel Zoe did in here. She mixed her leather jacket with a luxurious fur vest to give the outfit more character.

2. Inject a bit of preppy layering to your outfit by wearing a collared shirt and putting a sweater or an oversized shirt on top.

Fearne Cotton

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Fearne Cotton is seen arriving at the BBC Radio 1 studios in Central London on November 11, 2013

What makes this trick so great is that it gives you infinite styling possibilities. You can wear your sleeveless collared shirts underneath so they won’t go to waste this winter. You can also opt for a thick shirt or a knitted sweater to go on top of it.

And like British presenter Fearne Cotton, layer some more with a trench coat. You can also substitute the coat with a boxy jacket. This look works with any type of bottom – pants, skirt or shorts. Wear thermal tights if you want to go for skirts or shorts.

3. Layer a parka jacket over your chunky sweater.

Cara Delevingne

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Cara Delevingne and Daniel Br hl on the set of The Face of an Angel in downtown Florence in Italy on December 18, 2013

Parka jackets are versatile and they pretty much work with different tops. You can even make it look more interesting by wearing a printed or a patterned sweater. We like how Cara Delevingne made this casual look so effortless by going for a pair of skinny jeans and a pair of combat boots.

4. Wear your band or graphic-printed shirts with a coat and a vest.

Alexa Chung

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Alexa Chung and David Gower leave the BBC Breakfast Studios after appearing on the Show in Media City, Manchester on September 9, 2013

Inject some playfulness to your attire by wearing your favorite band shirt or graphic-printed top. To keep it winter-friendly, wear a coat over it and finish off with a printed vest. Alexa Chung’s outfit is the perfect example. You can even team it up with a leather skirt. Keep your legs away from frostbite by wearing a pair of tights.

5. Get your printed sweater and wear it with a collared long sleeve shirt.

Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba leaving Toscana Brentwood restaurant to attend a meeting in Los Angeles on December 12, 2013

We can’t get over Jessica Alba’s cute and preppy attire for a meeting. The actress opted for a printed sweater that took care of our winter malaise. She wore it with a contrasting collared shirt. Take the preppy vibe to the next level by wearing pleated skirts. You can opt for any kind of winter shoes but we personally like Jessica’s rain boots.

6. Team up your favorite bomber jacket with a fur vest.

Olivia Palermo

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Olivia Palermo, LFW s/s 2014 – Matthew Williamson – Arrivals in London on September 15, 2013

Olivia Palermo showed us that bomber jackets and fur vests work. We wouldn’t have dared the look ourselves but with the fashionista’s monochromatic take on it, we are tempted to. As if the unusual pairing isn’t enough, she also wore slitted maxi skirt with it. A pair of boots would replace Olivia’s sandals.

Copy these outfits with these layering Essentials:

Coats and Jackets:

1. RED Valentino Long Leather Coat, $1795.00

RED Valentino Long Leather Coat

2. O’2nd Cloe Lace Coat, $725.00

O 2nd Cloe Lace Coat

3. MiH The Boyfriend Denim Jacket, $295.00

MiH The Boyfriend Denim Jacket

4. Madewell Traditional Parka, $245.00

Madewell Traditional Parka

Vests:

1. Viktor & Rolf Cutout Black Vest, $1495.00

Viktor & Rolf Cutout Black Vest

2. Giambattista Valli Fur Vest, $2160.00

Giambattista Valli Fur Vest

3. Alberta Ferretti Collection Sleeveless Leather Vest, $2490.00

Alberta Ferretti Collection Sleeveless Leather Vest

4. Jocelyn Coco Rabbit Fur Vest, $468.00

Jocelyn Coco Rabbit Fur Vest

So are you ready to give these tips a go?

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Michelle Trachtenberg in Several Shades of Gray

No, Michelle Trachtenberg isn’t going to be cast in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. She was just literally in an all-gray ensemble. Despite this monochrome outfit, though, Michelle looks downright chic.

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Michelle Trachtenberg out and about in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, on July 15, 2013

She could be easily mistaken for her Gossip Girl alter ego, Georgina Sparks. Who knew an all-gray ensemble could look so chic?

I can’t really see if she was wearing a dress or a top and a matching hi-lo skirt, but she paired this up with a chic printed blazer. The classic blazer prevented this outfit from looking too ho-hum. Plus, it also gave Michelle a classy and business-chic aura. I think this is a look one can pull off any day, whether for work or for play.

Too bad I haven’t been able to find out from which brand or label the actress’ blazer is. But if you are going to achieve a similar look, you’ll want to check out the following:

1. Classiques Entier Ikat Weave Jacket, $160.80

Classiques Entier Ikat Weave Jacket

2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Collage Lace Blazer, $458

Marc by Marc Jacobs Collage Lace Blazer

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