15 Unexpected Layering Ideas to Steal from Street Style Stars

15 Unexpected Layering Ideas to Steal from Street Style Stars
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The February/March Fashion Month season may not be the most pleasant for those who have to schlep between shows in inclement weather, but in terms of street-style inspiration, it does make for a great place to find layering ideas to get you through those awkward months between full-fledged winter and sunny spring. So far, we’ve spotted dresses over pants, short sleeves over long, and thermal turtlenecks aplenty—not to mention a ton of color and texture combos we’ll be cribbing at home.

Click through the slideshow to see 15 of our favorite layered outfits.

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Chunky sweater + lace blouse = textural magic when you roll up your sleeves.

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As much as we love jumpsuits for their one-and-done potential, adding a belt and a collared shirt underneath really turns the look into an outfit.

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Is it a bra? A bathing suit top? Either way, it looks cool as hell layered over a black turtleneck.

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This combo looks very '70s, yet modern at the same time, and the Margot Tenenbaum fur ties it all together.

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For a (slightly) more covered up way to wear your favorite sequined cocktail dress, add a sheer long-sleeve top underneath. Bonus points if it's just as spangly.

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This is advanced-level layering—turtleneck, tunic, belt, bomber—but the key is in the color palette: Keep it soft and monochromatic, and you're golden.

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Short-sleeve sweaters don't have to be warm-weather only; layered over a long-sleeve shirt, they open up a world of mix-and-match potential.

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Sharp tailoring ensures that this pants-dress-coat situation looks pulled-together, not sloppy.

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This outfit is proof that you can wear three trends at once—metallics, jumpsuits, and off-the-shoulder tops—and still look wholly unique.

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This chainmail dress is the kind of thing you might stumble across in a vintage store and think, "Yeah, but when the hell would I wear that?" Over basics like these, the answer is really, "When wouldn't you?"

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Because if a fuchsia bra top layered over a gingham button-up is wrong, we don't want to be right.

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You might not think it wise to layer anything over shoulders as ruffly as these, but this leather tank dress actually anchors the frilliness and gives the outfit a bit of urban edge.

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If you don't want a bustier dress to look too boudoirish (or just don't want to freeze), add a layer underneath and accessorize with colorful, coordinating extras.

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Even the most impractical-seeming cropped sweater can have real-world wearability if you style it with a turtleneck and black trousers.

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Macrame: not just for Instagrammable wall hangings, it turns out.

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