Fall is hands down my favorite season in terms of fashion.  There are always great sweaters, coats, boots and fur pieces which are some of the best fashion items to own and wear. I am delighted that Chicago has been hit with the first chills of Fall so early this year. In my opinion, the weather has been absolutely perfect the last few days. I have taken the opportunity to wear my outerwear vests this week. Most people find vests tricky to wear, but they are ideal for the in-between weather we are facing.

 Last year fur vests were all the rage and they are still huge this season. I find the best way to wear them is with a sweater, turtleneck or blouse. I tend to keep this look simple with a clean pair of jeans and heels. I also like to pair a fur vest with a long sleeve dress or tunic. The fur vest is always the main focus so it is best to keep everything else basic in order to create the ideal look. Leather vests are also appearing more and more in collections like Marni. Many of the cropped styles make great toppers over dresses and can be worn in a more formal way.

For those who are not into leather or fur, there is always a sporty vest. Moncler makes some of the best ones.  There was also a very cool vest from Thakoon this season with a little peplum at the waist. This style vest will look great when paired with sweaters and jeans although you can throw on a sneaker in this case. Another option is to wear the vest over a hoodie (leave the hood out)  It is comfortable and adds to the sporty element of the look.  You can  throw this style vest over practically anything! Grab it for a walk to the gym or trip to the grocery store. It will keep you warm and make your jeans/sweats look much better – you never know who you are going to run into!

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