We can thank Rachel Zoe for glamorizing the fur vest and making it a must-have this season. The fur vest is an easy way to jazz up your fall and winter wardrobe.
Just keep in mind these few basic tips when shopping for and wearing one:
1. Due to the bulky nature of the vest keep your bottoms slim, think leggings, skinny jeans, fitted dresses and dark tights.
2. Cinch and define your waist by adding a belt over the vest.
3. Look for vests that have a soft, silky feel that doesn’t shed (I prefer faux).
4. Stick to natural looking colors, tan, blonde, gray and black. Avoid white or you will look like the Abominable Snow Monster.
If your style is more traditional throw the fur vest over a solid, dark colored silk button-down shirt, skinny jeans and booties or leggings and knee-high boots. Layer on a long necklace and an armful of bangles (roll the sleeves up on the shirt).
If your style is fashion-forward pair your vest with a solid long sleeve black tee, sequin shorts, black tights and suede booties. Add sparkly chandelier earrings.
Try pairing your vest with a slim sweater dress, add tights and platform heels for an extra sleek look. Perfect for holiday parties or date night.
A leather tie or belt will help cinch your waist and add a bit of definition to your figure.
All fur vests and outfits available online at Piperlime.com.
Rachel Zoe wearing her signature fur vest look: