Today I have on a faux fur vest. It is very warm and I’ve paired it with a skirt and boots. I have a friend who also owns a faux fur vest and looks smashing in it…but do I?
I am not one who typically doubts her fashion choices. Everyone who knows me or sees me on a regular basis knows I am quirky and a risk taker when it comes to trends. I like standing out in a crowd and don’t mind pushing the boundaries with my choices.
Today, however, I feel as if I’ve murdered a fluffy stuffed bear and taken its pelt as my prize!
Perhaps it’s the puffiness of the vest or that I can pet it if I’m feeling needy. Or that when I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I thought I could accessorize with a nice Neanderthal-esqe club. All jokes aside, I find it difficult to wear faux fur. The first question of the day was, “Is it real”…which is at first flattering but quickly concerning as I’m not one to wear real fur (I’d have some explaining to do to my fluffy cat at home). The real difficulty lies with the fur look itself, even though it’s faux, looking too riche or upscale for more informal or business settings.
I think I’ll see how the vest is received today. The looks and comments I receive are usually a good indicator of the outfit’s success or failure. Or maybe I’ll just wear it with pride regardless of reception. If someone doesn’t like the look, I might just knock them about with my Neanderthal club and be done with it!