4 Ways to Wear a Fur Vest

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My 3rd and final purchase during the Express Canada Grand Opening Event was a faux fur vest (sold out online – only one left is this burgundy one).  A faux fur vest has been on my wardrobe wishlist for several years – but 2 things held me back. Firstly, it was hard finding the right fit. I’ve tried many versions, but they often felt overwhelming and left me looking “bulky” on top. Secondly – I wasn’t sure if it was worth investing in a vest (they’re often quite pricey) as I wouldn’t wear it that often.

Luckily, this Express fur vest addressed both my fit & price concerns. While it is soft and fluffy around the collar, it is slimmed and fitted around the waist – so although it is voluminous, I don’t look like a Yeti (I hope!). And because of the Black Friday/Grand Opening sale, it was 50% off and was priced around $50 – a bargain for such a soft and well-made piece. However – even $50 is not a bargain if I don’t get much use out of it – so I’ve been playing around with different ways of wearing this vest.

Fur Vest outfit

BASIC JEANS:  This first combination is one I’ve already worn out. Most statement pieces work well with basic jeans and a white top.

LAYERED WITH OUTERWEAR:  This outfit was inspired by this picture of Jessica Alba. I would never have thought about combining the vest with a fall coat – but they fit together quite comfortably – the vest adds so much warmth!

CHAMBRAY & OLIVE: This was an experimental combination – I’m still not sure if I should wear the vest with a button down shirt, but I like how the olive skinny jeans and taupe bubble necklace complement the colors in the fur vest.


SWEATER DRESS: This is a fun and cozy winter outfit. I haven’t worn this combination out yet, but if I did, I think I would switch the heels out for suede flat boots.

Which was your favorite combination? Part of the fun of getting a new item is “playing dress-up” in my closet and figuring out new combinations – do you guys do this too? What is your favorite way to wear a fur vest – I’d love some inspiration! 

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  1. Anonymous
    December 20, 2012 / 7:57 pm

    I love how you styled it! I too have had a faux fur vest on my list for sometime, just never found the right one for me. By the time I saw the Express had one, it was sold out. You wear it well my dear! :)Lindsay @LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      December 21, 2012 / 5:40 am

      Thanks Lindsay! Hope you find your perfect fur vest soon!

  2. Jennifer from Spiced Beauty
    December 21, 2012 / 1:18 am

    Loveeeeeeeeeeeee this!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      December 21, 2012 / 5:41 am

      Thanks 🙂

  3. Beautygirl24
    December 21, 2012 / 2:41 am

    This couldn't have come at a better time because I think I'm finally going to wear mine this weekend! This is giving me so many ideas! Thanks Ella 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      December 21, 2012 / 5:41 am

      Thanks Noelle – can't wait to see how you wear your one!

  4. Suzie Q
    December 21, 2012 / 2:41 am

    I love fur vests! They're so comfy, warm, and chic. Great ways that you styled them!xoxo,Suzie Qwww.StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      December 21, 2012 / 5:42 am

      Thanks Suzie – they are much warmer than I thought – even though my arms are not covered, I don't get cold!

  5. Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
    December 21, 2012 / 6:48 pm

    Oh yay you got it!!! It looks so good on you – I could never pull that off! I love the 2nd outfit the best 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      December 21, 2012 / 6:54 pm

      You TOTALLY could pull it off – and it's so warm and fuzzy I want to wear it A LOT! I'm really happy with all my Express acquisitions – I've gotten a lot of use out of all of them 🙂

  6. White Bazaar
    December 23, 2012 / 1:23 pm

    Great outfits, love the fur vest, I'm obsessed with faux fur this season! Oh and love your decor posts too! x

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      December 24, 2012 / 5:07 am

      Thanks White Bazaar – love how stylish and functional faux fur is…especially in this cold weather!

  7. Lindy May
    December 24, 2012 / 11:56 pm

    I love all the looks! You're such a cutie!

  8. Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos
    December 27, 2012 / 9:33 pm

    Great review – I have also stayed away from the fur vest but you make me want to check the US site! :)Sequins&Stilettos

  9. Natalie
    January 9, 2013 / 1:56 am

    You wear this SO well, lady!! I've been eyeing fur vests, but totally unsure if I could carry it off. Thanks for the inspiration!

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