Faux Real

By Erika, Fashion Expert

It’s the first day of spring, rah, rah, rah.  If where you live is anything like Philadelphia then it wasn’t all the warm today and you found yourself, like me, still reaching for your warm weather clothing. As we transition to warmer weather, I am not quite ready to give up my winter clothing.  If March has taught me anything, it is that it can be 70 degrees one day and snowing the next.  For this reason, I have a few, key pieces that I will help me transition from winter to spring – one of which is this amazing faux fur vest.

Vest: Two by Vince Camuto (here) I Turtleneck: Ava & Viv (similar here) I Leggings: Fashion to Figure (here) I Necklaces: New York & Co., Gifted, My own
Much like my Vince Camuto bomber jacket, it was “love at first sight” when I spied this Two by Vince Camuto shaggy faux fur vest.  I immediately imagined wearing it about 47 different ways and knew it had to have a home in my closet.

Sunglasses: Armani (similar here) I Earrings: J. Crew (here, sold out)
I am really a fan of this vest because of its versatility.  It can be dressed up or dressed down.  Worn with jeans, leggings or a super cute spring dress.  There are so many ways to wear this vest – the possibilities are endless!  For YCS, I’ve styled it two ways.  First up, a sleek look that is great for a night out.  You can never go wrong with a black on black look and the vest pairs perfectly adding an air of sophistication and class paired with fun.

Boots: Lane Bryant (last year)

Clutch: Michael Kors (similar, sold out here) I Rings: My Own (via Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Francesca’s, Avenue)

Shirt: Similar here I Jeans: Lane Bryant (similar here, distressed myself) I Necklace: J. Crew (similar here)
I am also a fan of denim on denim looks and its clear that the trend is going nowhere fast this spring. So why not pair this vest with a great denim t-shirt and my favorite (and often featured) distressed denim jeans.  This look is casual and perfect for an afternoon of shopping, brunch with the girls, a mani/pedi date with your mom, or just lounging around and looking fabulous doing it!



Shoes: BCBGeneration (Oslo pump in “Whiskey,” sold out) I Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere 35 (here)
As you think about what pieces can transition you from winter to summer you should definitely consider a faux fur vest a wardrobe essential!

Stay Chic,

Photographer: Rob Bergsted