Style Challenge: How to Style A Fur Vest

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I’ve always loved the way fur vests look but never really knew if they were worth the investment. I mean my Pinterest page is full of outfit inspos featuring this statement piece but it wasn’t until recently I pulled the trigger and made the purchase and I couldn’t be happier! But, it got me thinking that lots of girls out there may not know how easy it is to amp up any outfit with this staple and completely transform it. I teamed up with my girl, Nasreen Shahi, fellow mama and the cutest emerging fashion blogger. Seriously gals, she started her blog like 2 minutes ago and is so dedicated to her work and growing quickly (side note: for those looking to start blogging check out Nasreen’s insta @heynasreen to see how her continuity & consistency have helped her grow so quickly).
On to our style challenge – we both already had black fur vests in our closets and thought it’d be perfect with winter approaching to show how easy it is to accessorize for day or night. I scored my faux fur from shoptiques and I love that it’s a little longer which makes it more versatile.

Let’s start with our pop-of-color look:

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I absolutely adore how Nasreen paired her vest with a gold sequin skirt! It makes the entire outfit so chic. I wanted to show how you could take a traditional maxi and really change the vibe with one piece. I got this Nadia Tarr maxi dress on super sale from Nordstrom Rack last season and love how this vest transforms it into a more bohemian chic ensemble. I paired it with my Cult Gaia clurch and some layered necklaces.

For our second look we went with something more casual:

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I love a good sweater dress and this one from Sweet Glitter Rock has become a regular in my rotation! It’s unfortunately sold out in every size (I’m wearing a M because I like my stuff a little more loose these days!) but I’m linking a similar style here and a super budget friendly option here. The vest totally adds a different element to my outfit and I love these Joie OTK boots because they work for day or night. I absolutely love how Nasreen paired her vest with different patterns like a true fashionista! I would’ve never thought to pair flannel with leopard pumps and this whole look is just too cute. I need some cute cuffed jeans like hers stat!

And for our final look, we both opted for neutrals:

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I love this look so much because it’s the easiest way to incorporate a statement piece like a fur vest. You can wear it over a LBD or pair it with a black pleather skirt and silk blouse like I did. It’s also great when you want that extra layer of coziness. I love mini skirts but am not used to wearing one a ton these days since I have 2 little ones to run around after. The vest makes it feel a little more approachable and something I could wear to drinks or a GNO. I also added my fave snakeskin pumps and a statement necklace from Anoki Boutique (love their jewerly!!!). How gorgeous is Nasreen in her black OTN boots?! This mama of 3 so effortlessly puts together her outfits and her style is so chic and on point. I love how she paired her vest with a light sweater and topped it off with a statement necklace making it the perfect outfit for a night out during the holidays!
This was my first style challenge and I had the best time with my girl Nas! Don’t forget to follow her blog, Hey Nasreen, and her IG account for daily looks! I’d love to do more of these so let me know if you’d like to see more and what items you’d like to see styled!

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Ami Desai

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Ami Desai is a creative producer, host, makeup artist, and lifestyle expert. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from UC Berkley and a Masters Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University. She shares everyday tips on hair care, makeup, and fashion on her Instagram, YouTube, and

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