January 25th, 2016 at 2:00am

Now that the holidays are over you might have gift cards, cash and store credit from returning the sweater your weird aunt gifted you burning a hole in your pocket. With winter weather finally letting out all its wrath, you’re probably searching for something to keep you nice and warm. In need of the perfect cozy staple piece that adds everything you’re missing to an outfit? This winter, a faux fur vest is your answer!

Not only will this vest give you an extra layer of warmth during the cold season, it is so versatile. From jeans and a plaid top, a high-necked dress or an oversized T-shirt and leggings, add a fur vest to any outfit to instantly dress it up.

Fur has been seen all over the runways for the winter season and there’s no surprise as to why. It is a classic material that has been used time and time again and can boost any wardrobe from drab to fab. Vests are also great staple pieces to have. They’re perfect for layering and keep you warm without restricting arm movement. Practical and fashionable? Yes please!

This Fashionista opted to layer her vest over a mock turtleneck tunic and Flying Monkey jeans. Her accessories and blinged-out boots helped dress up the outfit, allowing her to take it from day to night. With the warm colors, cozy fabrics and stacked accessories, her outfit is perfect for the winter season.

How To: As I mentioned, fur vests are so great because they can be worn with just about anything. For a simple look, pair a tight turtleneck (my favorite neck for the winter season) with jeans, booties and minimalistic jewelry. This way, the vest is the attention grabber of the outfit. For a nighttime look, wear a sequin dress with heels and statement earrings. Or try a grunge look, my personal fav, and throw on your favorite graphic T-shirt, layer stacks of necklaces, boyfriend jeans and combat boots. You can’t go wrong so have fun experimenting!