Credit: SPW / Splash News Photo: Kim Kardashian Leaves Katsuya Japanese Restaurant with Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano on June 13, 2011

It can feel tough to pull off separates during the warm-weather seasons. No matter how comfy they are, layers often seem like weighty, winter staples instead of breezy, summer essentials... But let’s change our mindsets and channel a certain favorite fashionista of ours who knows how to pull this look off right.

If you’re not ready to hand in your favorite piled-on pieces, then consider taking a cue from Kim Kardashian. The newly-engaged lady recently stepped out with Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano in a white layered look that’s perfect for a summer night on the town.

The keys to making these layers work are the weight and the color; both should be light. Bright-white tops, pale denim, and soft green heels add a summery feel to the clothes. The lightweight materials also keep you from getting too hot on a warm evening. So, you can still look sleek all season long and wear some fab separates. We’ll show you how to get Kim’s sassy look without breaking the bank.

Start with a pair of light, distressed denim. Hot Topic Light Blue Distressed Skinny Jeans, $30; Add in a simple white tank. Ecko Red Rica Tank Top, $20; A breezy cardigan is a summer staple. Bobeau Open Front Slub Knit Cardigan, $30; Slide into pale green heels. Karmaloop Michael Antonio Kovie Pump, $38; Accessorize with earrings... G by GUESS Filigree Scale Earrings, SILVER, $15; ...and finish with a hard clutch. John Lewis 100's & 1000's Bead Frame Evening Clutch Handbag in Silver, $47.