Monday, October 24, 2011

Basic Instinct (See Jane Wear)

Burberry trench, Free People lace top, BB Dakota fur vest, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Express wedges, vintage clutch (via eBay), Urban Outfitters sunglasses
Last week was a chilly (and damp) one, so rather than throwing on a heavier coat, I decided to wear my fur vest underneath my trench.  I love that it gives the illusion of a fur collar and extra warmth at the same time.  All the pieces in this outfit are quite basic but I consider them to be building blocks in my wardrobe.  The advantage of investing in basics?  It's easier for me to wear them in countless ways.

36 comments

Rosa said...

Great outfit!

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Sarah said...

Love this outfit! Good idea combining the fur vest with the trench. Looks great! :)

Lipstick Sunshine said...

This is fab, I think I'll be investing in a fur vest - they are just so chic! And I can see myself wearing one in a plethora of ways. You're so beautiful chicky :)

thenauticalwheeler said...

Love your sunnies and that vintage red clutch! Also dying over your leopard print shuz, one of my faves! ~jen

The Fancy Teacup said...

The flares are so flatting on you, and love how the fur vest plays peek-a-boo.

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RosaLovesDC said...

I love your Express wedges!

Kate said...

You look so cozy! Love the vest layered under the trench! And that clutch is gorgeous! I love that these are all basics but still create such visual interest & depth! Nothing beats cozy AND cute!

Collections said...

Love this outfit. So chic! That clutch is great.

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Lisa Griffin said...

totally agree! having basics that can easily build a stellar outfit in a pinch is so crucial!
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Chloe said...

Lovely. I think winter may be here.

C x
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debbiecutieface said...

I LOVE the idea of wearing a fur vest under a trench coat or peacoat!

Courtney Erin said...

Love the idea of the fur vest under the trench...

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Gail and Rhoda said...

Love the idea of combining the fur vest with the trench. I will have to try that. ~ Rhoda

Rhiannon said...

gorgeous!!
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Taylor said...

I agree - Basics are WAAAAY easier for me to work with! I get sucked into wanted 'pieces' but never use them - just re-training my brain now...hard stuff!

Ashley said...

Double bonus- cozy AND chic! :)

-Ashley
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hello, Friday said...

I'm totally loving how your jean is making your leg log and slim. xoxo

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skippysays said...

Totalyl agreed about the building blocks- I really need to egt better at buying them instead of pretty flowery blouses that only go with a couple of other pieces :) Love this look- that trench and clutch are classic!
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Andee Layne said...

perfect combo per usual love!! xo

Anna said...

love this outfit, you look so warm and comfortable and with the pop of red in the clutch - it's perfect!

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Jas said...

love the fur vest and clutch, but really the whole outfit!

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Josie said...

I love how you layered the vest and coat -- brilliant!
xo Josie
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Nikki said...

I need a fur vest too, but finding a pretty and affordable one is so hard! I'm loving your clutch as well :) x

signature mix said...

I love it when the perfect basics combined make for a great outfit. Brilliant idea pairing a fur vest below a great trench. And great wedges!

briannelee said...

Love this!!!!

SADBBLOG said...

LOVE this! all of it! ;)

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Taylor said...

loving your wideleg jeans! so stylish

SHF said...

I love the look of the red against the rest of the neutrals! Plus, who can resist a classic Burberry trench?

SHF
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Tiffany said...

love this outfit! I want a red clutch so badly!http://romanticandclassic.blogspot.com/

Ana Mesquita said...

The clutch is fantastic

Love your blog, great looks

Ana Mesquita

DNA (designers+artists) said...

Such a great vintage clutch!

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Marissa at Style Cusp said...

I know the exact fur vest you are wearing and absolutely love it. Perfect for giving the illusion of a fur collar.

xo

Myrna said...

So cute. Love the pop of red and clutch. YOu always look so lovely.

xx-Myrna

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Dylana Suarez said...

Amazing coat!


xoxo,

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Julie and Lauren said...

Love the bright clutch! Can't believe it's already so chilly in Chi : ( XO

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

very simple and very cute! love the red clutch :)

xxx,

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