STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Venus in Furs

With the onset of weird weather patterns, these unpredictable, 20 degree fluctuations have left D.C. Fashionistas in a state of clothing confusion. How does one know what to wear when the day could change from being sunny and in the 50s to raining and chilly? Instead of waiting for Mother Nature to make up her mind, stylish students are rocking one of winter’s biggest trends, faux fur vests, as the pinnacle of adaptable wardrobes. Whether paired with cotton T-shirt or a dress, this versatile vest is the Fashionista’s best fur-iend for the winter/spring transition!

I stumbled upon this Fashionista enjoying a brisk sunny day in University Yard. I immediately took notice of her stunning crème Pete & Greta faux fur vest. This vest is great because its open front and asymmetrical cut gives the vest a more deconstructed, casual look and allows her to show off her shirt and accessories underneath. The snap in front of the vest is a good feature because it leaves her the option to bundle up when it gets a little colder or make the outfit more structured for nighttime wear. The ivory color of the vest is looks especially stunning contrasted with her dark striped Michael Stars top. Her look is finished off with Michael Kors jeggings, Aldo boots and Ray-Ban rounded Wayfarers.

Think this outfit is fur-tastic? Thankfully a lot of different designers included faux fur vests in part of their winter collections, leaving tons of furry options! Brands Juicy Couture and Topshop carry some great dressier vests in a variety of colors and styles, while trendsetting label Haute Hippie offers some funkier versions for the more edgy Fashionista. *NYC Boutique and BB Dakota are awesome brands to look at for cute vests that are reasonably priced. For those who are willing to make an investment in this attire, BSABLE or Wyler have designed beautiful fur vests in a unique array of hues.

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