10 Layering Ideas You’ll Need to Fend Off the Cold Stylishly

Is your wardrobe ready for the cold season already? We don’t see any harm in making sure you’re all stocked up on outfit ideas. The winter months can drag on and you would want to go out still looking your best while fending off the chill.

We looked up to these celebrities for some layering ideas:

1. Mix a belted coat with skin-tight leather pants

Naomi WattsNaomi Watts out and about in New York City wearing a large black hat, beige cashmere coat, leather pants, high heel shoes and carrying two Givenchy bags in New York City on October 20, 2014

As seen on Naomi Watts, a pair of leather pants can make a great alternative to jeans. A belted coat will help make the pants look less intimidating and more effortless. Switch the sandals to boots to make your outfit completely weather-proof.

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2. Try layering a poncho over your simple jeans outfit

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo4Olivia Palermo, looking stylish wearing a hat and a Burberry colour block check blanket poncho, running errands in Brooklyn with her dog, Mr. Butler in New York on October 21, 2014

The always stylish Olivia Palermo shows an alternative to layering with the use of a printed poncho. Opt for this instead of your usual coat and wear it over your basic jeans ensemble. A fedora hat will seal the look.

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Missoni Knit PonchoMissoni Knit Poncho, $430.00

3. Pair up a leather jacket with a mini dress

Katy Perry

Katy Perry4Katy Perry sporting bright red dyed hair under a black Beanie hat arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California on October 20, 2014

Soften up the look of a leather jacket by wearing a cute mini dress with it. Just like Katy Perry, you can turn up the grunge meter by wearing a pair of combat boots over a pair of tights.

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VEDA Lazer Classic Leather JacketVEDA Lazer Classic Leather Jacket, $895.00

4. Recycle your denim overalls and layer a striking multi-colored coat over it

Rita Ora

Rita Ora2Rita Ora leaving her home at 6:30 am this morning, and heading to the Radio 1 stuods where she is co-hosting the Radio 1 Breakfast Show with close friend Nick Grimhase

Still not over wearing your perfect pair of denim overalls? Try what Rita Ora did and breathe more life into it with a colorful coat.

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MSGM Textured Panel Double Breasted CoatMSGM Textured Panel Double Breasted Coat, $1981.78

5. A chic blazer with a matching skirt and a printed top would make a great go-to outfit

Kate MaraKate Mara spotted out in the East Village with stylist Johnny Wujek and her mother, Kathleen McNulty Rooney

Mildly chilly out? Kate Mara’s outfit is one you should try. The actress donned a gingham shirt with a skirt and a matching long blazer. She capped off the look with a pair of monk flats and a beanie.

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Saint Laurent Tuxedo Style BlazerSaint Laurent Tuxedo Style Blazer, $3,300.00

6. Update your basic white shirt and jeans with a mixed leather jacket

Kelly RutherfordKelly Rutherford spotted out in Soho, New York City on October 17, 2014

Former Gossip Girl actress, Kelly Rutherford, looks chic in an updated jeans look. She made her simple errand day outfit look more striking with her leather jacket.

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7. Go the preppy route and don a long blazer over your shift dress

Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)Emmy Rossum arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California on October 18, 2014

A chic blazer can instantly update just about any outfit. That includes your favorite shift dress from last summer!

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Saint Laurent Single Breasted BlazerSaint Laurent Single Breasted Blazer, $2990.00

8. Invest in a plaid coat and wear it with your boyfriend jeans

Fearne Cotton arriving at BBC Radio 1Fearne Cotton arriving at the BBC Radio 1 studio in London on October 17, 2014

Plaid coats are classic and they pretty much work with a lot of things. That includes your tattered boyfriend jeans. Just like Fearne Cotton, cap off this combination with a pair of slip-on loafers.

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Vivienne Westwood Plaid CoatVivienne Westwood Plaid Coat, $1338.00

9. Layer a long-collared boxy coat over your printed midi dress

LeAnne RimesLeAnn Rimes at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to catch a flight in California on October 13, 2014

Singer Leann Rimes looked ultra cute in this outfit. The boxy coat with oversized collars will surely give you an unstudied appeal.

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Salvatore Ferragamo Draped Loose Fit CoatSalvatore Ferragamo Draped Loose Fit Coat, $3075.83

10. Wear your classic camel coat with a pair of ‘70s-inspired jeans

Annabelle Dexter JonesAnnabelle Dexter-Jones out in New York on October 11, 2014

Annabelle Dexter-Jones looked every inch the model she is in that knitted top, retro jeans and camel coat. Now copy her look and finish it off with a pair of leather loafers for a more retro glam.

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Valentino Single Breasted CoatValentino Single Breasted Coat, $2787.15

You might want to commit these outfit inspirations to memory just in case you run out of layering ideas in the next couple of months!

Credit: Alberto Reyes/WENN.com/Will Alexander

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