Faux Fur Vest – Your Best Fall Accessory

It’s fuzzy, it’s warm and it feels so rocker glam. I’m talking about fall’s coolest accessory – the faux fur vest.

 

faux fur casual

 

If you’ve been eying this trend, but  have been slow to try it, now is the time to test it out.  Slip on a this gray faux fur vest and see how it can turn a simple, silky blouse and a ordinary pair of blue jeans into a fun, hip look that works at any age.

faus fur vest

 

Prefer a dressier look? The luxe vests can take boring out of a traditional outfit. Add a dash of bohemian glamour by pairing a faux fur vest with  a cashmere sweater, tailored pants and sexy pumps.

Other ways to wear a faux fur vest. Wear with:

  • a midi skirt and floppy hat for a boho look
  • monochromatic pieces for an elegant look
  • belted over top of a knit dress for a modern look
  • a pencil skirt and turtleneck for an office look
  • leather pants for an edgy rock and roll look
  • a long chunky sweater and leggings for a casual, weekend look
  • a peasant blouse or lace top and jeans for a natural, romantic look

Here’s a few fabulous faux fur vests to get you started.

 

JoBee_faux_fur_vestSee which one you like and tell me why.I’d love to know, or maybe you don’t care for them at all?

One more thing…..

Just to prove you can wear one at any age, here’s reader JoBee who is in her 70’s, rockin a turtleneck sweater paired with a chic faux fur vest.

JoBee, you look fab! Thanks for being such an inspiration.

Dump The Frump Cardigans

Many of you have emailed asking for a quick and easy way to dump the frump and look fabulous in a classy, but casual way. So here’s a solution.

Tuck away any short, dainty, button-up sweaters you’ve worn and go buy yourself a nice, long, cozy fall cardigan.

Long cardigans that are slightly oversized and have texture, weight, pattern and flow are where it’s at this fall.

They’re practical because they’re:

1) a warm and cozy solution to all the sleeveless tops out there

2) they hide flabby arms when you’d rather not show them off

They’re also a great way to express your style.  You’ll find long cardigans inspired by all the latest trends. Here’s a look at some of the more popular ones with tips on how to pick on that’s right for you.

The Cocoon Cardigan by LA Made  

We’ve seen this voluminous shape with jackets, and now you can get the look with a sweater. Bundle up in this dramatic cardigan that looks creative but cozy too. Leather pants give it that cool modern edge.

 gray cardigan
The Color Blocked Boyfriend Cardigan

I love the sophisticated city vibe of this Kate Spade New York Oversized Cardigan. This traditional menswear piece takes on a feminine flirtiness with hot pink color blocked sleeves and a relaxed shape. A clutch is a hip way to complete this look.

 kate sapde cardigan
Animal Prints are Hip

If you are playful and a little bit sexy, then you are probably attracted to this fun  Perry Ellis Jacquard Sweater Coat . Wear it with all black to let your animal print roar.

animal print
Alpine Attitude

This Nordic Sweater by Sanctuary  will make you look Aspen chic on or off the slopes. This is a great weekend piece for when you want to chill out, but look current and chic. Be sure to get a good fit. When you are  a buying bulky sweater, you don’t want to look like you are drowning.

nordic cadigan
Modern Melange  

This Haute Hippie Blanket Cardigan  has lots of urban cool. Texture gives this sweater personality and presence.

chunky
Go With the Flow

This soft cascading cardigan by Joie is pretty and artsy. Black and gray worn with pastels (like this soft blue), is a sophisticated new color combo that will make your outfit sing.

cacading sweater

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