A few weeks ago, College Fashionista‘s Binghamton street style photographer and blogger, Tessa Millman, asked me to pose for CF’s blog! My outfit included a faux fur vest from Forever 21 (that I bought a few years ago, so it’s no longer on the website), a white thermal from American Apparel, leggings and boots from Forever 21 and a plain black scarf that I picked up at a local flea market. Read the full post here.
This outfit was perfect for a snowy day, but not too frigid day in Binghamton. I was comfortable, warm and still looked put-together and on-trend when walking through campus and sitting in the library. When my friends first spotted this furry item in my closet, their first reaction was a collective “ew” followed by laughter, not realizing the power of fur. However, once I wore it the first time, they immediately admitted it was cool, and soon enough, some were even borrowing it.
Faux fur vests are a great way to add a little oomph to your outfit while making a bold, fashion fearless statement. They can be worn with almost anything: jeans, leggings, or even over a plain dress to spice it up. I recently wore my other fur vest (which is more of a caplet) with this long sleeve American Apparel LBD into the city. Paired with stockings and heels, I was warm and still looked chic.
Also, remember that you are buying faux fur here, and paying hundreds of dollars for the fake thing is not necessary! Here are some budget-friendly faux fur options for you to throw on to make any outfit stylish: