Monday Mingle

How to wear fur: We’re going to make it easy to wear and enjoy this trend. The weather here in NYC has turned chilly and it’s a perfect time to try on this trend. For our mini photo shoot we’re we teamed up with Did you know Zappos has fab fashions? This DKNY sweater vest with faux fur is a steal at $69.


For this look I raided my closet. I paired it with a white tee, old Ralph Lauren belt, jeans and RL boots. So basically the fresh fall look only cost $69! The vest came with a knit sweater belt, but I like the trim look of a wider belt with fur. If I didn’t have such a large boot collection already, I’d be eying this pair from Frye to complete the look:

Shirley Multi-strap harness ($228)

Now let’??s talk about how you are going to wear fur this fall. Let’??s go over the rules:

1. Don’??t go overboard. Pick an item and call it a day. Scarf, sweater, hat, or vest. Unless you have your own reality show, a little fur goes a long way.
2. Be a friend to faux. We believe in being as PETA-friendly as possible.
3. Keep the rest of the look neutral. Gray, camel, black’??these are all great colors to pair with your furry outfit.
4. Proportion matters. Fur is going to add some bulk to your frame. Keep the rest of your outfit sleek. Petite women especially need to be wary of being looked like a bear swallowed them.
5. Accessories should be minimal. Earrings are fine, but a chunky necklace would be overkill.

Let’??s review with some celebrity examples.

Rachel Zoë keeps it clean by wearing all black with her fur. Maybe too many accessories, but she is who she is. 

Debra Messing shoes us that black isn’??t the only neutral that can be paired with fur. Fab from head to toe.

The Kardashians show us what not to do–a little too much of everything.

Enjoy the trend!

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  • HELLO gorgeous! Love that sweater on you! $69? Really??

  • You look great! I actually found a Kristen Blake faux fur at my Costco for $40! Mine is tan and I love to pair it with print blouses and flare jeans for a boho look.

    • What a score! Nice find Emily!

  • Mae

    Gorgeous! You look amazing! I’m loving fur this season. I just purchased a faux fur vest during my recent trip to Paris…so excited to wear it! xx

    Enter my {GIVEAWAY!} French items from Paris!

  • I can’t believe that is ONLY 69 dollars either…Gorgeous and looks super luxurious.
    Thanks for sharing your tips..I agree…especially day wear for fur…needs to be clean and simple.
    Try to be as PETA friendly as I can…sometimes I cheat with a piece or two per season….But definitely embracing faux MORE than ever…the production is so much better now, and it feels just as nice as the real deal when done right.
    Happy Monday.

    • My faux rule is very loose. For example if I inherited a mink, I’d wear it.

  • Oh, I love that vest!! I’ve been eyeing some furry pieces lately. And Debra Messing is just gorgeous!

    • Agree! Where has DM been lately. I miss Will & Grace.

  • Cute look! And I love those Frye boots!

  • Those boots are SO gorgeous! Just ordered a LOFT fur vest…Can’t wait to get it!