Fur, Plaid & Stripes – Oh My!

Years ago, my Grandma Bette gifted me a faux fur vest that she found at Marshall’s. At the time, she said she thought it “looked cool” and that I could pull it off. I had never worn, let alone owned, anything fur in my entire life, and I thought there was no way that I could incorporate it into my relatively girly and preppy wardrobe.

However, whenever it came time for me to clean out my closet, I just couldn’t bring myself to get rid of that vest. I’m sure glad that I didn’t! As we all know and have seen, faux fur vests are back on the scene in a big way, and I especially love how it can be a fairly versatile and neutral piece that you can layer with different patterns and accessories.

This outfit has been my favorite faux fur vest combination as of late. The tones of brown and black in the vest allow me to mix and match a variety of colors in one outfit, including black and white stripes, brown boots and a pop of plaid. Even on the chilliest of winter days (it was in the mid 20’s when we shot these photos), I still manage to stay warm with all these layers!

By the way, these cognac ankle booties are my new jam. They are the perfect color, ridiculously comfortable, and high enough so I can cuff and tuck my jeans without my ankles or socks showing.

How do/would you style a faux fur vest?
vest | Marshall’s (similar)
shirt | Target (similar)
scarf | Target (exact)
jeans | Old Navy (exact)
booties | Simply Vera Wang (exact)
watch | c/o Daniel Wellington
charm bracelet | Tiffany & Co. 

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  1. 2.2.15

    Haha, right?! She was quite a fashionista in her day. 🙂 I hope you do recreate this outfit because you would look killer in it! And, you're just too sweet – thanks, girl! 🙂

  2. 2.2.15

    Awe, thank you!

  3. 2.2.15

    Thanks, girl – that's my new backyard! 🙂 I was worried about the bulk of the fur vest, too, but luckily this one does have a slim profile.

  4. 12.18.14

    Haha, Grandma Bette sure is on her game when she wants to be! Thanks, girl. 🙂

  5. 12.18.14

    Thanks, Kate!

  6. 12.18.14

    Thank goodness for Grandma Bette because you look beautiful! Love this outfit and your hair like that!

  7. 12.17.14

    I LOVE this! Seriously awesome combo!
    This Side of Paradise

  8. 12.17.14

    Ty my sissy. 🙂

  9. 12.17.14

    Thanks, Kinsey! That definitely gives me a boost of confidence. 🙂

  10. 12.17.14
    Kristy Simon said:

    You look maj in these photos.

  11. 12.17.14
    Kinsey said:

    It seems like everyone who posts their fur vests always thinks they can't rock them- and then they totally do! Yes, they can be super intimidating! I think this is an awesome example of a casual look with the fur vest. Plus, love the booties!

  12. 12.17.14
    mdb0112 said:

    Such an adorable outfit! Such great photographs too! You are a knockout! xo

  13. 12.17.14

    I love that your Grandma knew what was trendy before we did 🙂 I have everything to recreate this outfit and now I think I know what I'm wearing to work tomorrow!

  14. 12.16.14
    Nadia said:

    I love these photos, such a lovely backdrop! I have a friend that rocks fur accents like nobody's business, but we have such different styles I've never been confident that I could pull it off without it looking super bulky. I like that this one has a slim profile!

  15. 12.16.14

    I'm glad I kept it, too. After all these years, I finally found a way to wear it! 🙂

  16. 12.16.14

    Thanks, Sheila! And, yes – I am obsessed with my DW watch. I've been wearing it everyday since I got it!

  17. 12.16.14

    Awe, thanks so much girl!

  18. 12.16.14

    Thanks, lady! My lips actually are a combination of Rimmel lip liner in Ravish and a Revlon Color Burst lip gloss that I don't know the name of off the top of my head.

  19. 12.16.14

    I know, she was quite fashionable back in the day!

  20. 12.16.14

    I'm totally going to start calling mine my bear vest, too. Ha! That's genius.

  21. 12.16.14

    Thanks, lady!

  22. 12.16.14

    Thank you! And, yes – you know grandma!

  23. 12.16.14

    I know Target recently had some great faux fur vests, too … keep an eye out!

  24. 12.16.14

    Awe, thanks pretty lady! xo

  25. 12.16.14

    That vest is so perfect! It hits at a great length and isn't too bulky! Glad you kept it 😉

  26. 12.16.14
    Sheila said:

    Love this look! Great job with the layers. And I have the same watch! Isn't it great??

    xo – Sheila

  27. 12.16.14
    Mia- MakeMeUpMia said:

    I would style it exactly the same, I love this look so much! How cool that it's something you have had, you are ROCKING it!

  28. 12.16.14
    Ashley Angle said:

    I love how you mixed the patterns and textures. It really looks great! What color lipstick are you wearing?
    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  29. 12.16.14

    I'm loving this entire outfit! Pretty pictures too. That is awesome that you got the vest from your Grandma.

  30. 12.16.14

    Love this combo of faux fur, stripes, and plaid. I love my fur vest, that I'm pretty sure I scored at Marshalls too. I call it my bear vest, but its so warm and cozy! Good taste grandma!

  31. 12.16.14

    Love your outfit and the vest!!! You look beautiful. So sweet that your Grandma gave that to you too. I hope that you are having a good day so far! 🙂

  32. 12.16.14
    Debra Stachelski said:

    Love the outfit and the new scenery, too! Grandma Bette was quite the "fashionista" in her day!

  33. 12.16.14
    Pamela said:

    Loving this vest! I've been on the hunt for the perfect fur vest and this one is amazing! I wish I found awesome things like this at my Marshall's!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  34. 12.16.14
    Biana Perez said:

    Your grandma totally nailed it with this vest!!! I absolutely love this outfit girl and all the patters you have going on – it's perfect!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston