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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Seasonal Investment

Every year, there are some trends for the season that wow us on the runway and end up being slightly more challenging to integrate into our own wardrobes. I mean, I’d love to have some fur booties to strut around campus in, but: 1. Where in the world does a girl find fur covered shoes? And 2. The dirty city streets would probably have it looking like I strapped two stray cats to my feet. Not so chic.

But, there are also those trends that keep coming back season after season. Some looks are just undeniably fashionable and easily incorporated into everyone’s personal style, like wearing all-black, for example. They say once you go black, you never go back—a.k.a. once you realize how RAD it looks to wear dark colors head to toe, you never want to mix and match again.

Fur is another trend that always sneaks back onto the season’s hotlist (because really, who doesn’t want a little luxury in their life?). From cuffs to lapels, this season had touches of fur in every collection. The practicality of furry accents as the winter approaches is obvious, but adding this rich texture to your outfit also makes a bold fashion statement.
Faux fur-lined vests are a great place to start if you are interested in exploring the trend. This Fashionista found a brown suede and tan fur vest at Forever 21 for just under $50 dollars. Others range from knee-length hairy overcoats to subtle fuzzy-collared jackets. Like this Fashionista, adding a fur vest to your normal jeans and sweater can take your look from average college student to runway rad.

She picked high-waisted denim (another recurring trend) and a neutral long sleeve knit to stick to her color theme. Then, she added tan suede booties to tie it all together.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I love being able to wear my jeans and favorite comfy sweater and then add a statement piece like a suede vest and suddenly look stylish and dressed up. It’s so effortless, which is what I need on those super busy days.”