“The temperature finally fell past freezing and far enough to find all the fab fashionistas and femme fatales frolicking in their furs at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Vests, coats, bags, hats and shoes — it was a virtual fur fest! The most paraded piece, both on and off the runway, is the ubiquitous fur vest.
This fashionable fleece glamorizes any look from jeans and tee shirt, to pencil skirt and soft blouse, to a little black cocktail dress. And in fact, the chicest way to wear the versatile vest is over a sleeveless sheath, baring arms and sporting elbow or tea length gloves in black leather.
This is a seriously fabulous look for those blessed with toned arms. For the rest of us, there are more than many ways to skin this look. What was once considered “Apres Ski” is now apres or avant anything! We have even been known to throw ours on over running gear for a brisk lap around the reservoir,” reports Karen Klopp, founder of What2WearWhere.com for the Huffington Post: Fur At Fashion Week.
Do you know the other great thing about fur vests? It’s easy to turn an unwanted fur coat into a sporty, useful and stylish vest. As a matter of fact this is one of more popular restyle requests.
If you have a fur coat that you’d like to restyle – talk to us! Or send us a picture and let’s see if we can create a fur garment that you want to wear. Fill out our online contact form and upload up to 3 pictures.
This post was updated on 09-03-2012.