Now that those chills are multiplying (understatement), layering is our new BFF: roll necks with blazers, buttoned shirts with chunky knits – you get the idea. But the tragedy is then having to cover it up with a big ol' coat, right? Wrong. Check (sorry) these: the outerwear you won't want to subtract from your look because they add so much.

Our inspiration comes from three mega babes (left to right): Miranda Kerr wearing 7 for all mankind, Alexa Chung wearing Tommy Hilfiger and Harper's Bazaar digital editor Chrissy Rutherford, who have all upped the cosy and maintained the cool, by using square prints to make less-is-more outfits fancy, fast. Don't have a check-chic coat yet? Jeez, you better browse our edit below...

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