Fall & Winter

Faux Fur Vest – Your Best Fall Accessory

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

Faux Fur Vest

 

Jeans/Leggings + a top may be your everyday uniform, but let’s face it; that can get a little boring. If you’ve been looking for a way to dress up a casual outfit and feel fab, a faux fur vest is a perfect accessory.

 

faux fur vest

 

It’s not new, but perhaps you’ve been slow to try it. Now is the time to test out one of these cute vests. Slip on a faux fur vest and see how it can turn a simple, silky top and an ordinary pair of blue jeans or leggings into a fun, hip look that works at any age.

Prefer a dressier look? The luxe vests can take the boring out of a traditional outfit. Add a dash of bohemian glamor 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 a floppy hat for a boho look
  • monochromatic pieces for an elegant look
  • belted overtop of a knit dress for a modern look
  • a pencil skirt and a 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

faux-fur-vest-brown

 

A faux fur vest also looks great over a pretty blouse worn with leggings is elegant but cool.

shearling faux fur vest

 

Shearling vests are also popular. They have a slightly more rustic feel to them. Throw them on with your jeans and some cute statement sneakers, and you are all set!

Here are some more faux furs vests worn by 40+ bloggers and some vests in stores right now.

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31 thoughts on “Faux Fur Vest – Your Best Fall Accessory

  1. I just bought two vests, and I love them. One looks like mink, lol, and the other is more casual. I’m 73, and I think the style is fabulous!

  2. Hi Deborah, I’ve grown to like the faux fur vests but am not sure if they would suit my body type. I’m probably an apple shape and wonder if it would make me look more prominent. I also have a good size chest. Would you suggest skipping this one for someone with my body type? Or is there a happy medium?

  3. I love all the pairings, style information, and age-raising yet modern approach… it’s just that I try to find many of the items, and there isn’t a link to purchase them..why not? I can appreciate the time and resources for trying to link every single thing – but why have it up without a link… or take a page from mags.. they link the items to alternative suggestions. Thank you,

  4. I can’t say I’m a fan. Even in your photos of the best ones to try, these models all look boxy. My focus in fashion is to accept something that gives me shape, not takes it away.

  5. Deborah, this is a fun trend. Thanks for sharing. I could even see a little blue-haired lady wearing one of these and us heftier women, of which I am a part. It adds pizzazz to the everyday monochrome look that I see everywhere. I wouldn’t say I like the look of short sleeves under the vest, but 3/4 length sleeves or longer look polished.

    1. Hi Jean, Glad you enjoyed this post. I had a great response to it, and I think the reason is that many women are looking for something casual to wear besides a jacket or sweater. A faux fur vest is fun.I think the more streamlined ones look best. They can look chic worn with a soft, silky long sleeve blouse, skinny jeans, and booties. Cheers! Deborah

  6. Nope…I wouldn’t say I like this look. It’s too 70’s with a hint of flintstones & cheapens an outfit…Ick.

  7. I had two fur vests last year; a simple dark chocolate one and a tan that reversed to cotton. I wore them all the time. This year I decided to go a little more out there and have already made myself three; a cropped deep red/oxblood, a feathery fur with a hint of light purple in places, and a “shag,” but very soft brown hair tipped with beige. I don’t want to scare you, but I have been searching for a deep, rich, emerald green fabric for my next one!
    Thank you for posting about this trend. I believe it to be a very workable addition to a wardrobe.

  8. I usually love the looks put together here, but this one, I’ll skip. Fur vests, to me, have this gorilla suit feeling about them, more costume than fashion. I’ll leave the hairy chests to the men.

  9. Never would I consider wearing a faux fur vest. I think that is the epitome of “trying too hard.” I have a niece in high school and one in junior high; I have seen both of them wearing faux fur vests, and I don’t think they look all that cute on them. Sorry.

  10. Sorry to be Debbie Downer. This trend looks ridiculous on women over 40. The only way it could look silly would be to pair it with leggings.

    1. Hi Cathy, Thanks for weighing in. I think you have a more boho style to take to this instantly. I couldn’t see myself wearing a faux fur vest for the longest time, but now that I’ve seen some more subtle/refined versions in stores, I’ve been trying on a few and may buy one. Sometimes it takes a while to warm up to something. On the other hand, if you know it’s not for you, pass. You have to feel confident about wearing an item like this. There are lots of other great looks out there to choose from.
      Cheers, Deborah

      1. Deborah – thanks for publishing my comment. I like many of the suggestions made here, but sometimes you must consider that adage…..If you wore a trendy style the first time it became popular (mini-skirts, jumpsuits, leggings, full skirts, leather pants), perhaps you should rethink it before giving it the 2nd outing. You must often view age-appropriately styles on another woman (in person) before you can see what a bad idea it was.

        1. Hi Cathy, It’s such an individual thing. If women our age never wore anything because we had worn it years before, there would be nothing much to wear. Fashion repeats. I think you can wear many of the trends you’ve worn before, but choose to wear them in a more flattering way at 40 and beyond. It has a lot to do with the way you style your outfits. Cheers! Deborah

  11. Hi Deborah and Glam Gals! It never ceases to amaze me how wonderful some women look good in EVERYTHING they wear. Jolee looks excellent; good for her! Kudos to everyone for wearing the “faux” fur vests. Deborah, if I remember correctly, some commenters complained about the 5’10” super thin models. I completely agree. Deborah, please consider doing some modeling yourself; I am sure your faithful glam gals would be delighted, myself included!

  12. I agree that a faux fur vest is not the exclusive province of the young, and all your suggestions for how to wear it are great, but I also think we need to be realistic about the size for this one. A petite woman of age, yes. Someone my size (10/12) will look like a grizzly bear in this -not on my must-try list, sorry!

    1. Hi PS,
      Yes, she sure is! She has kept updated with her hair, makeup, and wardrobe and is also in great shape! Moreover, her attitude is progressive and youthful! All those things combined make for a younger appearance!

  13. I’m so happy to have stumbled upon this blog! I love that faux fur vest. Stylish and affordable! You guys should also check out a fabulous boutique I recently discovered- www. Modi boutique. com. I’m hooked, plus their shipping is always free.

  14. I bought this vest today after seeing it here on your blog! I love it! Thank you for the inspiration.

    Since I don’t look great in brown, I bought a baby blue knit turtleneck under the vest.

    1. I dislike them for various reasons. If they look fake, yuk, don’t like it. If it seems natural, I don’t like it because that would lead people to believe I’m for killing animals for their skins.

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