One Piece, Two Ways: How to wear a faux fur vest

It's cozy, it's impactful and it adds texture to any ensemble; that's right, a faux-fur vest is a must-have this holiday season. You've no doubt seen the fuzzy toppers on celebrities like Rihanna, Ciara, Olivia Palermo,Kate Moss and Rachel Zoe, but now it's your turn to try out the trend - with our expert guidance, of course!

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If you're looking to take a gilet for a spin, we suggest grabbing one that's as long as your fingertips, an eye-catching length that lends itself to jeans and a sweater as well as to a dress or skirt. If your dressing your vest up, opt for a belt to cinch your waste and create that hourglass shape.

Our Fashion & Beauty Editor, Ally Dean, is no stranger to the fur vest and lends her expert advice so you can wear this versatile piece in two striking ways around the holidays and throughout the colder months.

Check out the video below for tips to rocking the socks off this cool-weather staple, and let us know how you like to wear yours on Facebook or Twitter.

Dressed Down:
Joe Fresh faux-fur vest
Gap jeans
Joe Fresh sweater
H&M hat
Gap belt

Dressed Up:
Joe Fresh faux-fur vest
Zara dress
Gap belts
Banana Republic bracelets

Video: Laura Lanktree
Production: Rebecca Perrin
Styling: Ally Dean
Styling Assistant: Alexandra Donaldson
Model: Claire Oleson

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