STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Flaunt Your Furry Friend

Fur was a key player in any Fashionista’s fall and winter wardrobe—it kept us warm in the colder months and showcased our exotic side. Celebrity stylistas Mary-Kate Olsen, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Nicole Richie have all looked fabulous in fur. The fur trend also made an appearance in several collections over New York Fashion Week including those of Rebecca Minkoff, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Tracy Reese, which tells us that the furry look will exude style in our spring wardrobes as well.

I caught this Fashionista, Mahtab Moinian, on her way to class, and her outfit shows us how the faux fur vest is not just a luxury item for a night out. It’s a versatile piece that can create a lot of different looks: you can wear it with jeans and boots or glamorous minidresses. The fur vest gives this Fashionista a trendy bohemian look with a luxe twist. It makes her outfit instantly and effortlessly chic. Its cozy and ultra-plush material also gives you a touch of warmth.

The rest of Moinian’s look is streamlined and simple. Underneath her vest, she wears a leather jacket that gives her outerwear even more edge. The leather is a nice complement to the fur, and it adds luxury and style to her look. Her contrasting brown leather backpack makes her outfit appear casual and wearable. The 70’s style felted wool hat is this season’s fedora: it is classic and adds chicness to any outfit. Her ankle-grazing skinny jeans are perfectly fitted for her slim silhouette, and the dark rinse is both versatile and sophisticated. She paired her jeans with the perfect slip-on ballet flats that give off a sweet, refined style. Like her vest, you can dress these flats up or down, and she kept the brown tones of her outfit going by matching her flats with her heavy scarf.

So wild things, bring out your inner animal and flaunt some fur! Fur vests fuse together comfort and sophistication—this one piece pulls your whole outfit together. Throw it over long-sleeved tees or lightweight sweaters for a chic and sexy look. This fun trend can be worn over practically anything.

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