STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Fur Elise

Fur has been in style since, well – furever! This season is no different, with fur making appearances in a number of fall collections, from the full coats consistently found at J. Mendel and Oscar de la Renta to the jackets accented with fur sleeves at Carolina Herrerra and Derek Lam. The best use of fur, however, goes to the fur vests presented by the likes of Tory Burch and Diane Von Furstenberg. 

Not into animal cruelty? Not all designers are, either! Case in point: this Fashionista channels inspirational runway looks from fall 2011 lines by sporting a faux fur vest to class. She keeps it casual by pairing it with a soft grey cotton top, blue jeans, and suede oxford booties. The best part of the faux fur vest trend is that finding the perfect vest with which to replicate this look is much easier than you’d think.

For a cute faux fur vest at a great price, look to Lucky Brand Jeans, Topshop, or H&M (that last one’s quite a steal).  If you’re looking to make a little bit more of an investment, Surell, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, and Club Monaco all sell great fur vests as well, none of them going for more than $200! Down to rock some real rabbit fur? You’ll pay the steeper price for it, but you’ll find what you’re looking for with MICHAEL Michael KorsMarc by Marc Jacobs, or Adrienne Landau. And last but certainly not least, you can achieve the trifecta with the Elizabeth and James vest that combines rabbit, fox, and raccoon fur; you may have trouble sleeping at night, but you’ll definitely be looking chic for fall! Happy shopping!

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