City Chill / Winter Layers/ Fur-trimmed Vest

Brr! A tip: Layer a vest over a coat ! The best is a fur-trimmed vest, as it is lightweight and warm. This kind of LAYERING is practical, comfortable and warmer than the more common way to wear it.

Fur vest over puffer coat

Puffer coat Similar , embroidered furry boots similar , squared cats-eye glasses Balenciaga , Similar fur-trimmed vest , Indigo denim by William Rast,  , similar here . Vest over coat is a gift by a friend, and it is sold out.

Necessity is the mother of invention, yes?   YES! I recently received this fabulous, faux fur-trimmed vest as a Christmas present from a friend. I have been wearing it ever since, almost every day. It is the best layer; light as a whisper. I have been wearing vests over coats for a few years. I like the ease of it. When you get to a destination, you check you coat, and keep your vest. Voilá, the perfect piece to keep you warm indoors  is right at your fingertips!

Indoors, I look elegant enough,  even in denim,  because of my fur-trimmed vest.  It is faux fur and super soft.  I am at the New York Palace Lotte. My friend and I were walking downtown for an errand,  and ended up passing by.  The lovely destination was a lark, we passed it and both said it was a favorite spot! And so we stayed a  bit. Champagne or cocoa, a tough choice!!

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This hotel is grand and I am glad I am wearing my deep indigo denim,  rather than distressed ones. I did not dress for a fancy place. This faux fur-trimmed vest elevates any outfit.  When walking here, I was warm. When you layer a vest over a coat, you are not at all constricted, and it makes a long walk comfortable. Some shots below of the grand hotel.

marble inlay Hotel Lobby

The day was brisk. But the snow, almost melted from the recent storm, made walking 20 blocks,  easy as pie.

manhattan scene

Indoors I am warm and happy ! Glad to be here, even if by happenstance.

fur vest in elegant place

blonde woman at curved staircase

Last week, by mid afternoon, it was warm enough to shed my coat, and just wear my vest. What a luxury to sit outside without so many layers on,  and to  feel the sun on my face! The warmth did not last long though!

woman on veranda

I will close with a shot of a black and white photo. Everything looks so stark without color. This translates to my mood sometimes, too. When I read the news and start feeling down, I visualize something brighter. I add color to whatever is in my mind , and I feel better.

New York luxury destination

So what do you think of my styling tip? Do you layer a vest over a coat, or do you do the more traditional thing. and wear it underneath?

 How  do you wear your fur-trimmed vest?

There is no right or wrong, I am just sharing an alternative. We ladies like options!

I hope you are warm and bright!

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29 thoughts on “City Chill / Winter Layers/ Fur-trimmed Vest

  1. What a fabulous idea! I would never have thought of doing that – but then, it rarely gets that cold here. However, I’m headed to a chilly destination soon, and this is something I might try. Thanks, Elle!

    Lovely venue for a glass of champagne or a cup of cocoa (both excellent choices, how did you choose??). I hope your spirits lift soon, Elle. Hugs to you!

  2. What a great place to stop in! I need to visit that hotel the next time I’m in the city.

    I have layered a vest over a coat because yeah…it gets damn cold here!

    You look very elegant. I think that gorgeous super saturated deep blue is wonderful on you.

    Stay warm : )


  3. I love vests, dear Elle, and loved your outfit! You are right, it does elevate any outfit! I loved the hotel too, and glad you showed it to us. You look always very elegant and beautiful! I think that a pair of distressed jeans would’t be that cool with the outfit, you chose well! Hope you have a very beautiful day! Hugs!

  4. What a clever idea! I’d never think of doing this. Hanging out with my stylish girlfriends is valuable education for me. Thanks, teacher!

  5. Dear Elle, the Christmas gift of your friend is wonderful! I’m not surprised you are wearing the vest constantly since you got it and your suggestion is fantastic to layer a vest over a coat. You inspired me even to wear my fur vests in this way, too, as I realised during I read and watched your posts that I haven’t worn my vest since a long time. And you look definitely very beautiful on each single picture <3
    xx Rena

  6. Such great layering, and what a beautiful hotel! I love your scarf with your outfit too 🙂

    I just have the one vest and I like to wear it in the warmer months as my arms get cold so I don’t find a vest is enough for me in winter. I should try styling it that way though, even if just once! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a good week so far! The weather has been more bearable this week which is nice, not the crazy high temps we had last week! So very different from the cold you’re having still though!

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