Over the past couple of years, many of you have contacted me with questions regarding clothing and style advice, and I’ve found that the general theme seems to center around how to wear certain styles/items and look “put together.” So, with that thought in mind, I decided to create a new dedicated weekly post called “My Paper Doll.” It is simply a breakdown of images showing what I’m wearing and how I got to my final look. Depending on what your outfit/style requests are, the ensemble and breakdown will vary.
I want to get as much feedback from you as I can about how to make this weekly post more helpful to you, and what kind of outfit breakdowns you would like to see, so please share your thoughts in the comments!
Today, I’m showing you an easy way to layer a faux fur vest over a pretty but plain top, and under a thick winter jacket. OK, let’s begin!
What I’m Wearing:
1. Abercrombie plain white tank, Jessica Simpson skinny gray tuxedo jeans.
2. American Apparel lace top, H&M statement necklace
5. Vintage brown leather belt, Nordstrom’s Rack faux fur jacket
How To Recreate It:
1. Start with a basic white tank and your choice of jeans. I chose skinny jeans because I knew I wanted to tuck them into tall boots.
2. Layer any lace top over the tank and add a statement necklace of your choice. I went with a black and metal version to break up the brown tones in the jacket, bag and boots.
3. Next slip on the key layering piece, which in this case is a reversible faux fur vest.
4. Decide on a caramel or cognac-colored bag and similar colored boots. I chose brown as the base for these accessories because I wanted a “warmer” look. This is also why I chose a black-based statement necklace so that the overall look didn’t turn out too matchy-matchy.
5. Finish off with a faux fur jacket, one that is long enough to belt, if you are comfortable doing so. Pull the faux fur vest lapels up and out and layer over the top of the jacket, letting them act as a collar. Select a thin-ish belt, but one that has enough structure so that it holds the outfit together. This is why I chose leather instead of something flimsier. A stretchy woven style works great as well. Et, volia, I give you the final look!
Remember, leave your thoughts, ideas and questions in the comments so that I can keep adding to this weekly segment to make it the best it can be!
***P.S. By way of random.org, the winner of the Plume feather hair extensions, is comment #9. Congratulations, Em!