STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: An Iced Coffee with a Side of Faux Fur, Please

January 29th, 2016 at 2:00am

Ok everyone, it’s finally time. Winter is here. Get ready to shuffle to class trying not to slip on black ice. Get ready to continue ordering iced coffee even though it’s 20 degrees outside. Get ready to mentally prepare yourself every time you have to leave your dorm. But hey, it all becomes worth it when you see snow falling and feel like a kid in a winter wonderland. Just a reminder, I’m an L.A. kid about to spend my second winter in Massachusetts, so I have a right to be a little scared. Thank goodness for winter fashion or else I would be panicking a little (I mean, I kinda already am, but it’s okay if I panic in a cute sweater right?). Having a favorite jacket, shoes or hat that you feel good in really makes the winter a little more bearable.

This season, try out a faux fur coat or vest! You would be surprised by how warm they are. Adding fur is simple way to add a lot of flair to your outfit. Who doesn’t want to feel glamorous even when it is a tundra outside? Faux fur coats and vests have made a huge comeback and can be worn both casually and dressed up. This Fashionista paired her fur vest with a long sleeve lace-up top, which has also made its way into the spotlight. Lace-up tops allow for a little more skin to be showing but can still be appropriate for everyday wear. This top is versatile and can be worn when grabbing lunch or hitting the town. It’s another great way to add some glamour without being too flashy.

This Fashionista completed her outfit with a pair of dark wash jeans and Ralph Lauren Chelsea rain boots. Her geometric-style earrings offset the chaotic fur vest, really balancing the whole outfit and pulling it together. She downplayed the fur and the top, making it perfect for running to and from classes or grabbing coffee at that cute café down the street.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Don’t be afraid to add statement pieces. And if people stare, they are probably just admiring how good you look so go for it! Wearing a vest like this is great because I make a big statement with minimal effort.”