Plaid Blazer + Fur Vest.
By Le Stylo Rouge on December 03, 2013
Is it possible to pull off a plaid blazer and a fur vest? I would venture to say yes. Well, I do love a good fashion challenge.
(Please, how annoying am I essentially just rolling out of bed every day and putting this fur vest on? Exhibit A. I can’t help it, it’s too good.)
I started with a really basic layer: a black tee, broken-in boyfriend jeans, and a pair of black flats. Then I added the blazer and topped it with the vest. I couldn’t resist a little necklace-layering, so a pave bar pendant and a longer triangle pendant did the trick. I love that this whole look is a little boho, a little lumberjack, and super cozy.
Looking to layer pieces in your closet? Some tips:
- Stick with lightweight layers. The blazer is quite fitted and the fur vest I used above is a slimmer cut; if either were bulky/more structured, I’d risk looking top heavy or too wide.
- A blazer doesn’t have to be the final layer; try adding a scarf, vest, or light jacket over it. You can also use a button-up shirt worn open (think chambray) as a jacket over a tank + tee combo in different colors, patterns, or prints.
- You can mix prints, patterns, and textures (like I did above with plaid + fur), just start with basics. Notice my outfit is built on a base layer of a black t-shirt and jeans.
- Start by building a layered look in the same color family (varying shades of blue, for example, or a neutral palette with black, white, and gray). As you get comfortable mix and matching pieces, you may find it’s easier for you to layer more complicated looks.
Find more posts like this on my blog, Le Stylo Rouge.
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