With temperatures stagnant at a chilly fifteen and below, it’s easy to be complacent with hooded sweatshirts and long puffer coats. But Michelin Man no more my friends! Don’t let the winter blues bring you down, start your week of fierce with something unexpected. This Fashionista was a total breath of fresh air (and no, I’m not speaking of the below freezing wind chill) with her funky combination of layers. From her coated black skirt, to the adorable faux fur vest, it was a head to bootie heel match made in Forever 21 heaven. She put the chilly temperature blues on the back burner, and her Blair Waldorf sense of style on the forefront, as she layered with tights instead of sweatpants, and a chic vest instead of puffer coat.
Fur vests are the ideal investment, and will be the most universal piece in your closet. Whether you’re going to class in the dead of winter or middle of spring, this look has the perfect split personality. Make sure you grab a vest with enough room to layer, but sleek enough to wear alone. Snuggle up and throw it over a dark jean jacket, red wine cords and some tall snow boots for the perfect snowy look. Or get cheery with a creme fur over a pastel tank, some ripped low ride jeans and your favorite sunnies. No matter the season, this look works.
Vests can also be the perfect shape enhancer! As seen on the Carlos Miele runway, the longer bum covering length. It’s perfect for the athletic bodies that don’t need too much puffy oomph. For all your vest and coated finds, I definitely recommend Polyvore. The ultimate site to find your favorite Alice + Olivia, Topshop and Rachel Zoe at the best prices in town. Go now and thank me later.
Also, for the fearless Fashionista looking for an inventive way to wear their coated skirt, I say go for the winter gusto. Pair the coat with a fitted cowel neck knit in a rich color and add some pattern leggings. Top it with a snow stopping black cap and you are ready for the day. No matter the temperature or the occasion, never feel subjected to follow the norm. Create your own path in the snow and run with it!