– By Jaime Ganson

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Each winter, for your clothes, it’s all about layers. Going in and out of the blistery cold air and over-heated malls, office and restaurants calls for the ability to easily take a layer off or put a layer on. Elle Macpherson in a furry vest-layering look exemplifies this to perfection. If real fur isn’t for you, there are plenty of faux-fur pieces at affordable prices and at a good quality. Not only does it keep you warm, but also it’s a key fashion statement each winter. Create this look yourself exactly with a classic pair of blue jeans, or try this look with a few tweaks.

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When layering, choose a vest that is not too bulky. This cream vest is good for wearing with black, gray, navy, and brown. You can find it at Juicy Couture for $280 but if you aren’t ready to commit to such apiece you can grab a look-a-like at Forever21.

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For those of you that might not be brave enough, or want, to rock a fur vest, opt instead for a jean jacket. A jean jacket is a classic piece for your wardrobe all year long. I like this medium shade one with button pockets from Delia’s for $39.50. It keeps with a simple design and color perfect for layering all kind of colors.

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The basis of the layered look is a comfy, fitted white t-shirt. Even though its chilly outside you’ll want to wear a short sleeve version versus a long sleeve, as to not have too much bulk on your arms. While you might think all white t-shirts are the same make sure to factor in quality with your look. This Splendid brand Tee found at Bloomingdale’s retails for about $46.

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Instead of the jeans like what our Style Icon Elle wears, try a winter friendly pair of corduroys. J.Crew’s Matchstick style has a good selection for colors for $89.50, but the black one’s are always so chic. If you are looking for a good deal make a trip to the outlets for great deals on these pants and more.

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Finish off the layered look with a sleek pair of knee high boots. The buckle on this Nine West pair for $189, adds interest to this simple style, while the dark grey color will be sure to match all your layers.

Happy Layering!

Jaime is a twenty-something blogger living, working, & shopping in Boston. Interested in all thing things stylish whether it be the latest fashion trend on the runways to the newest decor featured in home magazines, she blogs all about it, and tidbits of her life, at La vie…J’aime. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest, as well.