If you have been following my outfit of the day posts, you know I hate to pay full price for anything. But if I absolutely fall in love with something and it is still within my price point, I will consider a full price purchase. Just when Fall fashions started arriving at retailers, I spotted this cable knit back fur vest at Cato Fashions and I had to have it. I considered waiting for it to go on sale, but since it is such a hot trend this season I was afraid there would be none left. So I went for it! Then it hung in my closet for about two months before the weather cooled enough for me to wear it. Once it was cool enough for my new furry vest, I realized it was a wonderful topper for skirt and sweater outfits. It adds an extra layer of warmth with some extra interest. Both times that I have worn this vest though, it wasn’t a planned piece of my outfit. It came as an after thought. And it worked perfectly. And it is so super soft and cozy.
First I styled it over a very soft V-neck wine colored sweater paired with a floral printed flouncy skirt on a wine background and the same color tights. I went with my mid-height distressed dark brown boots in order to keep my base layer as monochromatic as possible. I opted for this delicate multi-strand beaded choker style necklace because the colors of the beads picked up the wine, brown, and gray tones in my outfit pieces.
Vest: Cable Knit Fur Vest from Cato Fashions. Currently on sale for $34.99 from $44.99.
Sweater: Textured-Knit V-Neck Sweater in Wine Purple from Old Navy. Currently on sale for $29.00 from $32.94.
Skirt: Pleated Chiffon Mini in Red Floral from Old Navy. The color looks very red on the Old Navy website, but it is much more wine color in reality. And it is currently on clearance for $9.97 from $26.94, but only limited sizes are available.
Necklace: Very Old. Similar here.
Next I styled my furry vest with a thrifted plaid midi skirt in a stretch knit and a tunic style black turtleneck sweater. You can’t see my tights in the photos, but they are a turquoise color which picked up the same color stripe through the plaid in the skirt (they peaked out when I walked). I wore my over the knee cognac boots because the taller height of the boots worked better with the midi skirt. When I tried knee high boots with a tiny bit of tights sticking out, it looked completely frumpy! I accessorized with a long silver ring necklace and of course, my furry vest!
Vest: Cable Knit Fur Vest from Cato Fashions . Currently on sale for $34.99 from $44.99.
Sweater: Apt. 9 Lurex Cowlneck Tunic Sweater in Black from Kohl’s. Currently on sale for $24.99 from $50.00.
Have you tried the furry vest trend? What is your favorite way to wear it?
Keeping it on the edge,
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