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How To Layer Dresses In Winter The Emma Roberts Way

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With temperatures dropping each day, layering becomes a crucial dressing strategy for winter weather. The stylish tactic, however, isn't limited to piling on various wool coats, fleece pullovers, and turtleneck sweaters. Emma Roberts may have just found the best way to layer dresses during winter and, spoiler alert, it's so easy to recreate in your own wardrobe.

Roberts was photographed in the layered look while attending the Walk of Fame ceremony for television producer Ryan Murphy in Hollywood on Mon. The American Horror Story actor wore a slightly sheer button-down in the perfect cream hue by Lisou underneath a 2nd Skin Co. jewel-encrusted mini-dress. The complementing separates worked together to create the illusion of a single, long-sleeved piece.

When it comes to accessories, Roberts definitely doesn't play around. Each addition looked methodically thought out, striking the ultimate balance between seamless coordination and texture play. She wore a metallic pair of t-strap Louboutins and a neutral-colored bucket bag by Mark Cross to finish off the look. These soft-hued pieces acted as the perfect backdrop to accentuate her bright-blonde highlights and her new bob haircut. And although you might not notice at first glance, Roberts added a subtle pop of color in the form of deep-red nails and a matching lip.

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Roberts' inventive way of layering is a lot easier than it looks. If you're regretting having banished your sleeveless minis to the summer section of your closet, it's time to let them out for the colder months. That is, when you wear them on top of a silk, satin, or sheer button-down top.

Not only can this new way of layering keep you warm, it can also help add a certain element of professionalism to a dress you'd never dare wear to the office. Give your trusted little black dress a new lease on life by pairing it with a polka dot button-down, opaque tights, and tall boots. Ready to try it for yourself? Read on to shop The Zoe Report's favorite mini dress and silky top pairings to add to your winter lineup immediately.

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