Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Can I Pull this Off?

I recently purchased a faux-fur gilet from Forever 21 for a themed party costume. My purchase is similar to this piece:

Now I'm wondering can I actually wear this garment in a non-costume? When I think of fur, or shaggy gilets/vests a sixties boho look comes to mind:


And/or something more romantically rustic like this:

And this type of styling just doesn't align with my brand of edgy androgyny, that I'd like to think I rock pretty damn well.  So I COULD resign this piece to the costume box, but I'm not one to back down from an outfitting challenge.... 

My plan of attack is to go sleek and chic a la these ladies:

image via What She Wears

With such a statement garment, the best approach is to keep the rest of the look simple and monochromatic, especially when venturing into unfamiliar outfitting waters. Keep your fingers crossed and check back for the results next week! 

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