How to Wear a Faux Fur Vest

Today I’m joining Cyndi and Alison for a fun style collab. We decided to share how we each style one of the season’s hottest trends — a faux fur vest.

A faux fur vest is a current fall trend that can add some extra pizzazz to your wardrobe, so when I saw this one at Bloomingdales for $56, I snatched it right up. I thought I’d find a gazillion ways to wear it, but I’ll confess, I struggled to style this piece to my liking. The more I look around at fur vest outfits on Pinterest, the more I like the idea of dressing it down with more casual wardrobe pieces. However, for this post, I’m sharing an outfit that I might wear out for a date night at a fancy restaurant or to see a show in Philly. Take a look.

How to Wear a Fur Vest

How to Wear a Fur Vest

How to Wear a Fur Vest

How to Wear a Fur Vest

How to Wear a Fur Vest

Outfit Details: Jack by BB DAKOTA Faux Fur Vest | Lush ‘Perfect’ Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic in Tawny Port | Amanda Skinny Jean in Bismarck (similar; budget option) | Leopard Patent Pumps (old; similar) | Stella & Dot Nancy Studs | Stella & Dot Gitane Tassel Necklace (ON SALE!!! $48.30 while supplies last!!!) | Clutch (old; similar; budget option)

The Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic is a fantastic wardrobe staple. I’m about to order a white one. I love that you can dress it up or down, and it pairs nicely with jeans or leggings.

My black jeans are fast becoming one of my favorite fall purchases. I don’t know how I lived without them before. Of course, you could wear ponte pants or leggings with this outfit too, but I like the edgy vibe of the faded black denim. This pair is similar, although I didn’t pay that much for mine. I’m always watching for sales on premium denim, and that’s when I stock up.

Finally, the leopard pumps are old, but they’re classic. I often wear them when I want to dress up a casual outfit. These are similar.

The jewelry is from my Stella & Dot boutique. If you ever want more information on any of our pieces, please feel free to zap me an email!

While I like this outfit, it’s a little fussy for my taste. I can’t see myself getting much wear out of it. I’m going to play around in my closet and come up with a few other outfits with this fur vest that might be more practical for my casual lifestyle. When I come up with something I like, I’ll be sure to share them with you!

Meanwhile, head on over to Get Your Pretty On and Grace + Beauty to see how Alison and Cyndi are styling their faux fur vests!

If you’re visiting from Alison or Cyndi for the first time, I hope you’ll stick around! You can subscribe to my emails, and feel free to peruse my fashion archives for more wearable outfit ideas. I also post my daily outfits and sneak peeks of what I’m working on over on Instagram. I’d be honored if you follow along!

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27 Responses

  1. Absolutely fabulous! I’ve had my eye on these and shearling vests for awhile, I just love what they add to an outfit. As much as I adore this look though, I have the same concerns you mentioned. I really don’t think it’s very practical for my extremely casual lifestyle, so I’ve held off for now. I’m still wanting that tunic though! ????

    1. I just got a shearling vest too. I KNOW. I am so bad. I think I might like it better than the fur. The fur feels a little ridiculous to me, but then maybe when it’s colder, and I have somewhere fun to wear it, I’ll feel differently.

  2. I like this look on you! I bought a faux fur vest last winter and have worn it a few times, mostly with jeans or black jeans and a long-sleeve t-shirt. It dresses up an otherwise super casual outfit, and is warm enough to wear in place of a jacket before the weather gets too cold here in the Northeast. It’s fun to wear around the holidays, too!

    1. Yes, that’s how I’m going to try it next. Oddly, I didn’t have a long-sleeve tee that seemed right with it. I think I need some wardrobe basics, which is hard to believe, but I do! LOL

  3. Thanks for styling these vests! I just picked up a similar one at Burlington Coat Factory for $35. Glad to see it’s on trend!

  4. I felt the same about the fur vest I tried on. It just didn’t feel like me. I do like it on Alison with the chambray shirt though. Maybe, I was styling it wrong.

  5. This post is very timely, as I just purchased a fur vest! Thanks for the pointers, these are great. p.s. love your style!

  6. Jo-Lynne,

    You look really cute, as always. I would try the fur vest, but I live in Phoenix and it just never gets cold enough. I do love the trend though!!

  7. I have a few faux fur vests, the one I wear all the time its a Rachel Zoe from QVC, its a bit longer, the other one I was given as a gift, I wont wear it, with me being bigger chested feel like a big bear in it!! I try it on every now and again and ask hubby.. he shakes his head no. lol.. This one looks great on you!!!! Style away I cant wait to see what else you come up with!

  8. Thank you for this post! I have been searching for a gray faux fur vest for a long time. I just ordered it from Bloomingdale’s and I can’t wait to get it! I hope it looks as good in person as it does on you!

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