– By Angela Su –
A fur vest is the perfect way to incorporate the trend into your wardrobe. As a layering piece, it’s a practical investment to keep you cozy on frigid nights. As a statement piece, a fur vests speaks for itself, adding interest to any outfit with its luxurious texture. The trick to wearing any fur piece is to avoid looking like Cruella DeVille through a careful balancing act of volume and form.
Color Play: Take lessons from Olivia, who layers her black fur vest over an all-black ensemble of leather pants, a fitted black blazer and a black turtleneck. The monochrome palette let the sheen and texture of the vest take center stage, while keeping the outfit elegant and understated. Add a splash of color with a bright accessory.
Taming the Beast: A furry vest can be overwhelming and leave your top half shapeless or worse– bulky. To keep your silhouette feminine, use a skinny belt or a fabric tie to define the waist.
Two Trends, One Outfit: Though skinny jeans and leggings seem to be the favored bottoms to pair with fur vests in an effort to slim down the bottom half of the body, high-waisted maxi skirts can bring another level of drama to an outfit. Bedecked in furs and a long skirt, you’ll feel like the most glamorous girl on the prairie – and the big city.
Angela Su, a native New Yorker, is a senior studying sociology at Harvard University. She loves cats, cassettes, and anything Miuccia Prada has ever touched.