Winter Layers: Velvet Blazer + Faux Fur Vest

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a faux fur vest over a black velvet blazer with grey skinny jeans and black pumps.

File this outfit under “Pin now, wear later!” While a velvet blazer layered with a faux fur vest normally wouldn’t seem out of place in February, we’ve been having quite the warm front in Chicago for the past few days! (It’s literally supposed to be 70 degrees tomorrow… No complaints here, but what is happening?!) Knowing the crazy weather patterns in Chicago (and the East Coast, too!), I’m sure we’ll be back to chilly layers sometime in the next few weeks. Or maybe not, who the heck knows!

Chicago fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a faux fur vest layered over a velvet blazer.

I wore this outfit a few weeks ago for an afternoon meeting at Soho House! While the foundation of this outfit is super casual (jeans and a tee), it felt appropriately dressed up with a long velvet blazer (last worn here!), a faux fur vest, and a pair of pumps. I re-wore the outfit a few days later for a Friday night dinner with a girlfriend, but swapped the heels for a pair of flat, black over-the-knee boots instead.

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins laying a faux fur vest over a velvet blazer with grey skinny jeans and Kate Spade pointed toe pumps.

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins styling a faux fur vest on top of a velvet blazer with dark grey skinny jeans and black pumps.

Get the Look…

Faux Fur Vest (on sale!)
Zara Velvet Blazer (sold out; similar here, here, & here!)
Old Navy Black Tee (only $8!)
Old Navy Grey Denim Jeans (on sale!)
Kate Spade Pumps
Old Navy Clutch (sold out; similar here!)
Coach Stainless Steel Watch
Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (more colors here!)
Sweet & Spark Necklace
BaubleBar Ring
Nails: OPI Black Cherry Cutney

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a vintage statement necklace from Sweet & Spark.

Bows & Sequins styling a faux fur vest outfit.

Bows & Sequins wearing a faux fur vest and grey skinny jeans.

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins styling a faux fur vest layered on top of a black velvet blazer with grey skinny jeans and black pointed toe pumps by Kate Spade.

Bows & Sequins styling a vintage statement necklace from Sweet & Spark jewelry.

Bows & Sequins styling a faux fur vest with grey skinny jeans and black heels.

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10 Comments

  1. 2.21.17
    Natali commented:

    Beautifully layered casual outfit! Love the touch of glamour in this combo!

    https://lartoffashion.com

  2. 2.21.17
    Anonymous commented:

    By the time you post outfits, it is often too late as what you have posted is sold out. Is there any way you can tweet fashion finds as soon as you receive or purchase them? Thanks!

    • 2.22.17
      Jessica commented:

      I often tweet them and post on Facebook, too! I also share a lot of my shopping finds on Snapchat. I have a shop section where I include a lot of recent finds. I’ve had most of these sold out/old items for years… I’ve actually worn them all on the blog previously before they were sold out! I believe in building a wardrobe of staples that I wear for years and seasons to come, versus just wearing something once for the sake of the blog, if that makes sense. I understand it can be frustrating if you can’t purchase the exact same item right away, but I always try to find similar items for you to re-create the look if you don’t have something similar in your closet!

  3. 2.22.17
    Sophie commented:

    Love the faux fur vest paired with denim!
    http://www.ofsilkandsatin.com

  4. 2.22.17
    Aria Di Bari commented:

    Love all of those layers, this faux fur vest must be so warm and comfy!

    http://ariadibari.com

  5. 2.22.17
    Aline Brodbeck commented:

    Your vest is so elegant! I love it!

    Aline Brodbeck
    http://www.blogfemina.com | My Instagram profile

  6. 2.22.17
    Kate commented:

    Such a chic look! Love it
    -Kate
    http://www.katekoutures.com/

  7. 2.23.17
    G. Nancy commented:

    Love this look for casual Fridays, though it wont be too causal. haha… But on the bright note, the weather has been wonderful… sadly here in WI it is calling for freezing rain tomorrow. NOOooooo…

    • 2.23.17
      G. Nancy commented:

      Whoopss… forgot to add, this is cute to be worn to work on Fridays straight to get drinks with the girls afterwards. No need to change at all. 🙂

  8. 2.23.17
    MARTA commented: