The 9 Commandments of Layering Like a Street Style Star

Now that it’s cooling off, we can finally whip out every trendsetter’s greatest trick: layering. While it’s simple in theory, the reality is that there’s an art to mixing and matching garments in a way that feels fresh. The goal is to pair closet staples and statement pieces in ways that don’t add unflattering bulk or leave us feeling frumpy. Luckily we’ve got plenty of inspiration to help guide the way.

Guided by some of fashion’s biggest trendsetters, we’re rounding up the layering rules stylish women swear by. These simple tricks will put your wardrobe in a whole new light and offer up some simple commandments to stick to when trying to figure out exactly how to pile on your staples as the temperatures chill out. Armed with these ideas (along with shopping to help you pull them off), you’ll be ready to tackle the coming months like the fashion girl you are.

Read on for nine lessons in layering you’ll want to employ this fall and forevermore!