One Piece, Five Ways: The Faux Fur Vest
The savvy shopper will know the importance of creating a wardrobe full of versatile pieces that can be worn a number of ways. Aside from the style factor, there's also price to consider, which is important during this time of year when many of us are still feeling the effects of Christmas on our pockets. When buying something new, before you ring it up or click the checkout button, consider how it will work with other pieces in your wardrobe. If you can wear it in five ways or more, then you are onto a winner and it definitely deserves a place in your closet. Check out my five favorite ways to wear the classic Faux Fur Vest – this fabulous grey shearling number from Marks & Spencer.
The faux fur vest is the perfect trans-seasonal piece, perfect for teaming with skinny jeans and a classic white shirt for a laid back look that is both cool and chic. Ideal for a shopping trip or a Sunday lunch with the family, team this hot look with a pair of ankle boots for comfort and a chunky scarf to keep out the February chill.
The boho style is one that seems popular every spring, so investing in a few bohemian pieces for your wardrobe will ensure that you are on trend every time the daffodils bloom. Layer your vest over a long-sleeved smock dress in a quirky print, a floppy hat and an oversized tote bag for the perfect Boho look. Keep legs warm with a pair of opaque tights and some knee length boots that can be swapped for bare legs and Mary Janes once the weather warms up.
Wear your faux fur vest open over a printed t-shirt with a leather skirt or trousers to create the foundation of the ideal rocker chick look. For a more dressed up style, add some killer spiked heels and a chic clutch bag. Finish off the rock chick look with some studded accessories and a stellar smoky eye.
Rock Chick: 1) Essie Studded Clutch Bag, Dune; 2) Leather Arrezo Bracelet, Sif Jakobs Jewellery; 3) Bartlett Printed T-Shirt, Barbour; 4) Sporty Imitation Leather Trousers, Taifun; 5) Leather Studded Ankle Strap Court Shoes, Pleaser.
The Great Outdoors
Layer your vest over a cozy chunky knit, jeans and sturdy knee-high boos and you have a stylish yet practical outfit for a day in the great outdoors – be it a long walk with the dog, or a busy day sightseeing. Don't forget a roomy backpack for all the things yo might need, and a cheeky flask of tea or hot chocolate.
Exceptional Evening Wear
The faux fur vest can also be worn as a cover up for that classy evening dress – the key to making this 'look' a success, is to keep it simple. Make sure everything is coordinated, adding pops of a complementary color in accessories, like a well chosen pair of shoes and earrings. Classy and chic!