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Wondering how to wear a faux fur vest this winter? Get inspired with 13 wearable outfit ideas, plus learn the do’s and don’ts when it comes to styling your own fuzzy vest look.

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If you live in cold, snowy weather, when it comes to your wardrobe, the number one priority is warmth. While I love bundling up with an oversized turtleneck sweater and jacket, a girl’s gotta have options.

With all the beautiful winter coats in stores, it’s easy to forget about the other outfit staple for winter…I’m talking about the vest!

Since they don’t provide as much warmth as jackets and coats do, vests don’t get the respect they deserve. But they’re a great option if you’re someone who runs warm, or for days when the weather is too warm for a coat, but too cold to go out in just a top.

Plus, they just look so darn good! Adding a vest to your outfit just completes the look without looking too overdressed.

If you’re looking for dressier style inspiration this winter, check out my holiday capsule wardrobe post!

If you’ve never considered a faux fur vest before, or just aren’t sure how to style one, then you’ve come to the right place. By the end of this post, you’ll be wondering how your winter wardrobe ever survived without one!

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Why Wear a Faux Fur Vest?

  • The sleeveless design equals warmth plus mobility.
  • Pairs with both casual and elevated looks.
  • A transitional piece that works for fall to winter and winter to spring wardrobes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are faux fur vests in style for winter 2022?

Considering you’re reading a fashion post on faux fur vests, what I’m about to say may come as a shock. No, faux fur vests are not on trend for winter 2022. Instead, textured vests like shearling, knit, denim, and quilted shells are this season’s vesty-trend.

But at my site, I like to mix trends with classic pieces. If you’re with me so far, then you’ll probably agree that faux fur is a timeless material, perfect for cold winter months.

Vest Styling: Do’s & Don’ts


Layer light to dark – Start with your lighter items, placing darker layers on last. Avoid wearing a light vest over a dark top.

Go tonal – Create a cohesive look by selecting pieces from the same color family.

Match one solid to one pattern – If your vest is patterned, opt for a solid top. Vice versa if your top is patterned, then choose a solid vest.


Wear short sleeves with a sleeveless vest – Opt for either a long sleeve or sleeveless tank.

Faux Fur Vest Outfit Ideas

1. Layered Over a Maxi Dress:

Paired with a faux fur vest, a maxi dress can be worn through fall and winter. Look for one with long sleeves and layer a long sleeve thermal top and leggings underneath.

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Loft Vest (similar) / H&M Dress (sold out, similar blue floral) / Brown Boots (old, similar waterproof pair)

2. With a Sweater and Turtleneck:

A layered sweater and turtleneck are super warm, but can also be a little restricting in the arms. A fuzzy vest lets your arms swing free while still adding warmth.

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Chicos Vest / Pink Cardigan / White Turtleneck / Brown Corduroys / Skinny Calf Boots

3. Top Off a Turtleneck and Maxi Skirt

The turtleneck and maxi skirt is another feminine look that easily hides warm thermals underneath. With boots and a vest, it’s an elevated look that’s also cozy and warm.

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Boden Skirt | Turtleneck Sweater | Chicos Faux Fur Vest | Leather Ankle Boots

4. With an Oversized Sweater

An oversized sweater and faux fur vest can be worn with skirts and pants.

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Cable knit Sweater (similar) | Loft Vest (similar)

5. Over Cabin P.J.s

A cozy pair of p.j.s get a little more stylish with a faux fur vest.

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Loft Vest (similar) | Blue Floral Onesie | Cream Slippers

6. Pair it With a Short Skirt

Transition a mini skirt from fall to winter with a faux fur vest. You can pair it with boots, flats, tights, leggings, a sweater, a turtleneck, or a long sleeve top.

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Loft Floral Corduroy Skirt | Black Top (similar) | Chicos Vest | Nordstrom Black Boots

7. Layered Under a Long Coat

You can even top your faux fur vest with a colorful winter coat!

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Loft Red Coat

8. Add Warmth Under a Blazer

You can even wear it under a blazer. This layered outfit would be great for a casual workplace or slightly dressy outings.

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Boden Pink Blazer | Green Corduroys | Skinny Calf Boots | Floral Top (similar) | Vest

9. With a Flowy Top

A faux fur vest with a peasant top or puff sleeve top gives off a slightly bohemian vibe.

Brunette woman in pink blazer and green pants standing in front of window and pictures.

Green Corduroys | Skinny Calf Boots | Floral Top (similar) | Loft Vest (similar)

10. Layer it Over a Buttoned Up Shirt

Take your vest to work and layer it over a button up collared shirt.

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Green Corduroys | Skinny Calf Boots | White Shirt (similar) | Chicos Vest

11. Go Casual With a Turtleneck & Jeans

This is my go-to for days when it’s cold outside, but super toasty indoors.

Brunette woman in jeans and dark top standing in front of wall with windows and pictures.

Chicos Vest | Light Crop Jeans | Green Pom Pom Flats | Black Turtleneck

12. Paired With a Sweater Dress

A faux fur vest gives extra warmth to a sweater dress. Plus, it won’t feel bulky if you’ve got over oversized sleeves.

Brunette woman in jeans and dark top standing in front of wall with windows and pictures.

Loft Vest (similar) | Blondo Suede Boots | Green Sweater Dress (affordable version & similar)

13. Wear it With a Fall Sweater and Boots

A sweater, vest, pants, and boots. The classic fall look!

Brunette woman in fall outfit standing in a bedroom.

Chicos Vest | Camel Turtleneck Sweater (similar) | Crop Jeans | Leather Ankle Boots

Shop More Fuzzy Vest Favorites!

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