Fall Essentials: The Faux Fur Vest

Philip Lim Pashli Mini
Blouse: LOFT, Vest: Express (Similar), Leggings: H&M, Boots: Hunter, Necklace: c/o PinkLoveBird (code: ELLA10) Bracelet: J.Crew (similar), Bag: Pashli, Lips: Lady Danger

For the second installment of my Fall Essentials series, I HAD to feature a faux fur vest. When else but Fall do you get the chance to wear this fun layering piece? It keeps your core warm without feeling too bundled up. I purchased my vest at Express a couple of years ago (I styled it four ways in this post.) As it’s slightly bulky, I like to wear it with a slim fitting shirt – like this lightweight one from LOFT.  I paired this with my faux leather leggings and Hunter boots – perfect for the brisk fall weather!

Although my exact vest is no longer in stores, there are a lot of cute and affordable options currently available – these 4 are all from Forever21… I’m especially loving the white one!

Two-tone / White / Black / Leopard

If faux fur is not your thing, you can still get in on the vest trend – try other options such as shearling, utility and quilted styles:

quilted / utility / shearling / tweed

And if it’s already coat weather where you live – you might want to check out this pretty pink coat I found at H&M – it’s under $50! Disclaimer though – I’m still trying to figure out if I should keep it myself – I love the color but I don’t know if the raised collar will work well with the scarves I love to wear!

H&M Double Breasted Jacket Pink
Pink H&M Coat

Ending with a quick mirror pic of my outfit:

Philip Lim Pashli Mini it Taupe
Blouse: LOFT, Vest: Express (Similar), Leggings: H&M, Necklace: c/o PinkLoveBird (code: ELLA10) Bracelet: J.Crew (similar), Bag: Pashli, Lips: Lady Danger

What is your favorite vest to wear in the fall – faux fur, quilted, utility or shearling?

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  1. Beautygirl24
    November 14, 2014 / 3:11 pm

    You look gorgeous! I love the vest you are wearing! I need a new one. Remember the one I used to have? Well it's a complete mess now. I'm not sure what happened to it, but the faux fur is matted and looks almost moth-eaten. I'll have to take a look at Forever 21 :)And I think you should keep the pink coat. It's such a great shade, and seems to suit you quite well. Even if you can't wear your scarves with it, I still think it's worth keeping because it's so pretty!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 20, 2014 / 2:48 am

      Oh no – I remember how cute your vest was – it was Express too right? I think you'll definitely find a cute option at F21…I'm tempted to pick up another vest too 🙂

  2. Melissa
    November 14, 2014 / 6:25 pm

    Love that coat! I debate on buying it everytime I go into H&M.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 20, 2014 / 2:48 am

      I don't blame you – it's SUCH a cute colour and style!

  3. Daily Express
    November 17, 2014 / 5:15 am

    1- I love your lipstick in these pictures. What a beautiful shade. 2- I am debating whether to get a moto vest. I keep going back and forth about whether I'll really use it. 3- I love the way your fur vest outfit turned out! As far as the coat…eek It's beautiful but I know the collar would bother me too. I would say hang onto it with the tags on and keep looking to give yourself extra time to decide!Gina – On the Daily Express

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 20, 2014 / 2:50 am

      Thanks Gina – I love orangey-red lipstick so much 🙂 I think you SHOULD get a moto vest, it sounds like a fun and edgy layering piece 🙂

  4. Marta
    November 17, 2014 / 1:07 pm

    Really love your fur vest and how you styled it!Martawww.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 20, 2014 / 2:54 am

      Thanks Marta!

  5. Jessica Jannenga
    November 17, 2014 / 6:33 pm

    Love the vest with the leggings. I have fur on today and I just think it makes on e feel glam! Love your hair up as well. THe pink coat is a great buy as well. from the link up, please stop by, jess xxhttp://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 20, 2014 / 2:55 am

      Thanks for stopping by from the link up – I'll definitely come visit too! And totally agree – faux fur is so glam!

  6. Darcy
    November 17, 2014 / 7:53 pm

    You look fantastic! A faux fur vest is a definite must have!www.amemoryofus.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 20, 2014 / 2:56 am

      Thanks Darcy!

  7. Amber Rathvon
    November 18, 2014 / 5:21 am

    This vest looks great on you! I'm also wearing a faux fur vest in my current post – and it is going to be worn on repeat this winter! =)http://www.avecamber.blogspot.comhttp://www.bloglovin.com/avecamberI hope you are having a great week so far!Amber

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 20, 2014 / 2:56 am

      Oh – I'll have to check out how you styled your vest – can't wait to see it!

  8. Lilly Style
    November 19, 2014 / 11:57 pm

    Love the faux fur vest and how you styled it. I think I forgot about mine this year, apparently, since I've only worn my quilted ones. Time to dig up some oldies but goodies 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 20, 2014 / 2:58 am

      I don't blame you for sticking to your quilted ones – they're super cute! Can't wait to see your faux fur vest outfits too 🙂

  9. Sara Meireles
    November 20, 2014 / 11:50 am

    Oh great look… Its so warm and cutehttp://sarameirelesthesnowwhite.blogspot.pt

  10. La Pepa
    November 20, 2014 / 9:58 pm

    I love fauc fur vests – for me and the matching one for me daughter 🙂

  11. Ariadne Elise
    November 26, 2014 / 5:33 am

    That pink coat is a must-have. To make a raised collar work with scarves (even a Zara blanket one) I put that on first, then the coat, leaving the top button open (if necessary) so the scarf shows. Hope that helps. =)

  12. Natasha xoxo
    November 30, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    Love that look. I've been wearing my fur vest weekly!xo, tashatwenty-something blog

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