Star Must-Have Layering Pieces

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Star Must-Have Layering Pieces

01 of 07

Star Must-Have Layering Pieces

Look Your Best - Layering - Olivia Palermo - Alexa Chung - Jessica Alba
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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

Look Your Best - Layering - Olivia Palermo
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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

Look Your Best - Layering - Alexa Chung
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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

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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

Look Your Best - Layering - Kate Hudson
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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

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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

Look Your Best - Layering - Rashida Jones
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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.

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