Friday, November 14, 2014

Fall Essentials: The Faux Fur Vest

Philip Lim Pashli Mini
Blouse: LOFT, Vest: Express (Similar), Leggings: H&M, Boots: Hunter, Necklace: c/o PinkLoveBird (code: ELLA10) Bracelet: J.Crew (similar), Bag: Pashli, Lips: Lady Danger

For the second installment of my Fall Essentials series, I HAD to feature a faux fur vest. When else but Fall do you get the chance to wear this fun layering piece? It keeps your core warm without feeling too bundled up. I purchased my vest at Express a couple of years ago (I styled it four ways in this post.) As it's slightly bulky, I like to wear it with a slim fitting shirt - like this lightweight one from LOFT.  I paired this with my faux leather leggings and Hunter boots - perfect for the brisk fall weather!


Although my exact vest is no longer in stores, there are a lot of cute and affordable options currently available - these 4 are all from Forever21... I'm especially loving the white one!

Two-tone / White / Black / Leopard

If faux fur is not your thing, you can still get in on the vest trend - try other options such as shearling, utility and quilted styles:

quilted / utility / shearling / tweed

And if it's already coat weather where you live - you might want to check out this pretty pink coat I found at H&M - it's under $50! Disclaimer though - I'm still trying to figure out if I should keep it myself - I love the color but I don't know if the raised collar will work well with the scarves I love to wear!

H&M Double Breasted Jacket Pink
Pink H&M Coat

Ending with a quick mirror pic of my outfit:

Philip Lim Pashli Mini it Taupe
Blouse: LOFT, Vest: Express (Similar), Leggings: H&M, Necklace: c/o PinkLoveBird (code: ELLA10) Bracelet: J.Crew (similar), Bag: Pashli, Lips: Lady Danger

What is your favorite vest to wear in the fall - faux fur, quilted, utility or shearling?

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 Photo credit: Elaine 

20 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous! I love the vest you are wearing! I need a new one. Remember the one I used to have? Well it's a complete mess now. I'm not sure what happened to it, but the faux fur is matted and looks almost moth-eaten. I'll have to take a look at Forever 21 :)

    And I think you should keep the pink coat. It's such a great shade, and seems to suit you quite well. Even if you can't wear your scarves with it, I still think it's worth keeping because it's so pretty!

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    1. Oh no - I remember how cute your vest was - it was Express too right? I think you'll definitely find a cute option at F21...I'm tempted to pick up another vest too :-)

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  2. Love that coat! I debate on buying it everytime I go into H&M.

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    1. I don't blame you - it's SUCH a cute colour and style!

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  3. 1- I love your lipstick in these pictures. What a beautiful shade. 2- I am debating whether to get a moto vest. I keep going back and forth about whether I'll really use it. 3- I love the way your fur vest outfit turned out! As far as the coat...eek It's beautiful but I know the collar would bother me too. I would say hang onto it with the tags on and keep looking to give yourself extra time to decide!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks Gina - I love orangey-red lipstick so much :-) I think you SHOULD get a moto vest, it sounds like a fun and edgy layering piece :-)

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  4. Really love your fur vest and how you styled it!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  5. Love the vest with the leggings. I have fur on today and I just think it makes on e feel glam! Love your hair up as well.
    THe pink coat is a great buy as well.
    from the link up,
    please stop by, jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by from the link up - I'll definitely come visit too! And totally agree - faux fur is so glam!

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  6. You look fantastic! A faux fur vest is a definite must have!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  7. This vest looks great on you! I'm also wearing a faux fur vest in my current post - and it is going to be worn on repeat this winter! =)

    http://www.avecamber.blogspot.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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    1. Oh - I'll have to check out how you styled your vest - can't wait to see it!

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  8. Love the faux fur vest and how you styled it. I think I forgot about mine this year, apparently, since I've only worn my quilted ones. Time to dig up some oldies but goodies :)

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    1. I don't blame you for sticking to your quilted ones - they're super cute! Can't wait to see your faux fur vest outfits too :-)

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  9. Oh great look... Its so warm and cute
    http://sarameirelesthesnowwhite.blogspot.pt

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  10. I love fauc fur vests - for me and the matching one for me daughter :)

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  11. That pink coat is a must-have. To make a raised collar work with scarves (even a Zara blanket one) I put that on first, then the coat, leaving the top button open (if necessary) so the scarf shows. Hope that helps. =)

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  12. Love that look. I've been wearing my fur vest weekly!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

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