The Layering Trick to Try on the Coldest of Days

There's no way around it anymore—it's cold, so it's time to bust out the heavy-duty layers. Fortunately, there's a formula to make warmth look extra chic. The easiest part is deciding what to wear beneath your coat: Keep it comfortable and warm, but don't go overboard with layers there. Layering will be the central part of the outerwear equation we're about to discuss, so keep whatever's underneath pared down.

Now onto the trick. The chic way to pile on the warmth this season is by layering two outerwear pieces you already own. Just choose a solid-colored coat you love and add your favorite statement vest over it—voilà! This two-step formula not only looks stylish but also ensures the chilling weather doesn't freeze you to the bone. While we love our puffer jackets for the oh-so-warm feeling they provide, sometimes a girl just wants a street style–worthy ensemble, too.

See how one street style star layered her coat and vest, and keep scrolling to shop a similar look.

What are your key layering pieces for keeping warm this season? Tell us in the comments.