Stars Show Us How to Layer Without Looking Bulky
Choose One Color
Knot and Cuff Your Top
To achieve a more streamlined look, Kate Mara smartly knotted the front of her plaid shirt for a more fitted silhouette, and rolled up the cuffs over her moto jacket for fuss-free layers.
Look for Sleeveless Knits
Victoria Beckham used her sleeveless funnel-neck sweater to add an extra layer of insulation without overheating. As the weather gets even cooler, swap short-sleeves for long button-downs and finish with a leather jacket.
Drape a Bomber
Follow in Karlie Kloss's footsteps and shoulder a casual-chic bomber jacket (hers is by Opening Ceremony-and monogrammed!) to serve as a stylish buffer against chilly breezes.
Experiment With Textures
To pull off cool-weather whites, gravitate toward separates with different textures, like Jamie Chung, who teamed a cozy ribbed pullover with slick pants, complete with a taupe moto-style jacket for extra warmth.
Consider a Denim Jacket
The classic all-American textile has proven time and time again to be the perfect solution to tricky in-between weather. Copy Jessica Alba and layer one over a cardi (or blazer for a polished spin) and your dress.
Accessorize With Pops of Color
Nikki Reed had the right idea-she pulled attention away from her layers (in her case: a quilted leather bomber and a striped top) with a bold red color at her lips and crimson pumps at her feet.
Stick With Black and White
Play with contrast, like Emmy Rossum in Elie Tahari for Kohl's DesigNation, to downsize bulk and maximize graphic lines.
Experiment With Stripes
Lend Edge With Tough Textiles
Exude cool, like supermodel Heidi Klum with a tee, flannel and a leather jacket.
Do Blue (Lots of Blue)
Strike a Balance
Pick a Playful Topper
Add whimsy to your look with a fanciful coat. Diane Kruger did just that with a swan-embroidered collared Red Valentino trench that she paired with a basic tee and destroyed boyfriend jeans.