Fashion Star Must-Have Layering Pieces By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on September 23, 2013 @ 02:12PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: MediaPunch Inc / Rex USA, Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, Amanda Schwab/Startraksphoto.com Star Must-Have Layering Pieces 01 of 07 Star Must-Have Layering Pieces Venturelli/Getty, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty, Milton Ventura/Broadimage Savvy celebrities play favorites, reaching for the same layering piece over and over again. Learn the secrets behind the versatile must-haves of stars like Olivia Palermo, Alexa Chung and Jessica Alba! 02 of 07 Olivia Palermo's Plush Vests Venturelli/Getty Images, RAMEY PHOTO, Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Layering pro Olivia Palermo knows the power of a plush vest. The fashionable star used a black fur version to pull together a mixed print outfit (left), to complement luxe leather leggings (center) and to (literally) warm up a delicate dress and fringe top. 03 of 07 Alexa Chung's Button-Downs Sandy Young/Getty Images, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, Mike Marsland/WireImage DJ Alexa Chung definitely has a signature! She layers a button-down under a pretty dress to give it a little tomboy style. Bonus: This is a great way to add coverage to a too-skimpy dress. 04 of 07 Jessica Alba's Denim Vests Milton Ventura/Broadimage, INFphoto.com, Milton Ventura/Broadimage Busy mom/businesswoman Jessica Alba uses a denim vest to contend with playground-to-office climate changes. She slipped one over a plain tee for a day of errands (left), popped it on top of a '80s-inspired sweatshirt for a retro look (center) and used to edge out a pretty maxidress (right). 05 of 07 Kate Hudson's Print Scarves Splash News,Jason Merritt/FilmMagic,BAUER-GRIFFIN.COM With her trans-Atlantic lifestyle (she moves between Los Angeles and London), Kate Hudson has become a master of sporting that most versatile of pieces-the scarf. She wore a striped wrap for a long flight (got to battle that airplane A/C!), chose a C.Eaton & Co. scarf to add color to a sultry LBD, and tied a geometric print version around her neck to dress up a classic trench. 06 of 07 Miranda Kerr's Jean Shirts Ralph, PacificCoastNews.com, NATIONAL PHOTO GROUP , Ron Asadorian / Splash News Miranda Kerr makes the most of her denim shirt by using as a toss-on jacket and wearing it buttoned-up under sweaters. 07 of 07 Rashida Jones's Dark Blazers MediaPunch Inc / Rex USA, Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, Amanda Schwab/Startraksphoto.com Whether she is wearing a gown or simple separates, Rashida Jones inevitable tops off her look with a masculine-inspired navy or black blazer. Smart lady! This trademark makes even the wildest prints totally wearable.