faux fur vest meets mini skirt | 5 tips on how to care for faux fur

 Photos by Rick Robillard
Weather has been a real “diva” lately around here. One day it’s hot as if it was mid July and the next hour I am one step away from turning the heat on. On that note, let me present the “Freezing My Butt Off” look! Any tips on photo shoots in winter time other than layering like crazy?
I’ve been in love with this faux fur vest from Orsay since the minute I saw it. I scored it during my trip to Hungary. I thought it’s a nice contrast pairing it with this fun mini skirt from Loft creating a playful, casual weekend look.

…and a few tips to keep your faux fur in good shape for a long time:

1. Never bring your faux fur coats, vests, hats etc. to the dry cleaner! Too many items have been ruined by these establishments with the best intention to take care of the garment.
2. Wash your faux fur in the washing machine on gentle cycle with cold water and little detergent. Lightly brush the fur before hanging to dry so it will retain the pattern. Wash your faux fur as little as possible since machine washing is tough on all clothing fibers, especially on faux fur.
3. Never tumble / heat dry! This will turn your soft faux fur into cheesy fake sheep wool FOREVER. Just hang them dry and lightly brush.
4. Keep your faux fur away from anything hot. The synthetic fibers will melt into little black plastic balls. Not pretty.
5. Love your faux fur and it will love you back! Be sure to store it in an area of your closet where it’s not exposed to sunlight. Sun will fade the linings and fur if it’s exposed ongoingly.
Faux Fur VestOrsay (similar here and here)
Nude BodyEnvy (similar here and here)
Mini SkirtLoft (similar here)


  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com/ Tara

    Washing faux fur is definitely scary, thanks for the fantastic tips! I am totally loving how you styled your with a skirt, so pretty!

  • http://katestyledpretty.com/ Kate Style Petite

    Cute monochromatic look!

  • Laura

    Thank you so much for the tips! I was needing to wash my vest soon. Your vest is just gorgeous! I love the color and length of the fur!

  • http://glossymusings.com/ Alyssa

    I've been wanting a faux-fur piece, but I didn't like how cheap some of them can look. This one however looks so luxe—I love how you styled it!

  • http://www.alabouroflife.com/ Linda Cassidy

    Love the look and love how you styled the faux fur, Just got mine out of storage but the weather is now playing tricks on us, warmer then it was in August..

  • https://www.facebook.com/alwaysjune1 AlwaysJuNe

    Love this look! Warm, comfy and still trendy!

  • RedTagChicLA

    What an amazing ensemble – it's definitely worth trying out! Thanks for those tips Bogi!!!


  • Vicky Mason

    I love the way you described the weather as "total diva". I'm going to have to agree. It was 80 and sunny yesterday, 60 and rainy the day before. Today? 70 and monsoons. Hard to figure out what to wear.

    I love this look- that is my favorite faux fur vest that I have seen so far this season! Great tips!

    Come link up with Whatcha Wearing Wednesday!




  • http://monsemble.ca/ Mon

    everything is so beautifully paired, love the neutral colour palette and fur vest

    mon | http://www.monsemble.ca

  • Edwige A.

    You never disapoint :-). The faux fur is very Nice and well paired with the mini skirt and booties.
    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

  • stylehonestly

    I LOVE THIS! That vest is so great.

    Also, I love the changes around her. Looks beautiful and your photos are looking wonderful as well. I so love to see my fav bloggers constantly progressing!

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

  • Tracy Miller

    The colors in this outfit are so good! I am really into faux fur this year and have a few new pieces.

  • http://www.BlessHerHeartYall.com J Trogstad

    I love your vest! I recently found a similar one that is now in my closet, and I was wondering about how to care for it. Thanks so much for these tips! :)

  • Jacqueline Rendine

    Love this great faux fur look! Perfect look!

  • Nicole Layne

    I love your vest and those tips are good to know!

    Nicole to the Nines

  • Nidhi

    I've been afraid of washing my faux fur, these tips really help! AND you look gorgeous!

    An Unblurred Lady

  • http://www.dressedupdeniz.com Deniz

    This is such a cute and fall ready attire!

    – Deniz

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thank you!

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    I've had the same feelings about faux fur until I found this one. Thank you for stopping by!

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    I know, right?! I turned the heat on Sunday and Monday I had to switch back the A/C…

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thank you so much, doll!

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    I didn't get a faux fur for the longest time because of the whole dilemma how to clean it. So glad, you found those tips helpful!

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    I was trying to be nice with "diva" lol. I wouldn't mind cold or warm, just want some consistency with the weather… Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thank you so much, love!

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thank you so much, Edwige!

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thank you so much, Tiffany!

  • http://www.funkyjungle.it Alex B.

    Love this look. I totally want a vest similar to this one.

    Alex – Funky JungleFacebook

  • http://lestylorouge.com/ Ashley White

    I love the fur vest + the mini skirt. You look sooo fall chic here, doll! :)


  • Happinessatmidlife

    Great combo – one of the things I love about fall is being able to wear fur!


    P.S. Hope you will stop by and join TBT Fashion link up.

  • http://iamchiconthecheap.com/ Lyddiegal

    Love your vest and cute autumnal look. So true about this indecisive weather!
    I also had no idea I could put my faux fur in the washing machine. I've just never washed it…. hahah.

    Chic on the Cheap

  • http://style-delights.blogspot.com/ STYLE DELIGHTS

    Love the fur vest for fall/winter! BTW, just found out ur blog and it is so chic! You look fabulous and have a great style! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style Delights Blog

  • Lindsay Truax

    Cute vest! I love that it is part faux fur.


  • http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com/ She Said He Said – Fashion

    I love the vest, it would work with so many different pairings. Great skirt!!

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

  • Lorna Mai Ltd

    Great tips, I've just ordered a faux fur vest myself so I'll keep these tips in mind. You look great, love the vest and the backdrop of your photos.

  • http://dailystylefinds.com/ Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

    What a sophisticated, fun look. Love the fur vest and great cleaning tips. I washed my fur vest for the first time and it turned out just like new.

    Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

  • http://www.spanishmuse.com Spanish Muse

    I love this look on you so much! It's my favorite by far! Also, your pictures keep getting better and better each week Bogi, I love them in this post!


  • Fleurani

    Such a beautiful fall ensemble. When I saw this pic on your instagramm I was like is this the vest I tried on at Orsay the other day? Unfortunately they didnt have my size anymore and it is completely sold out in Germany *bummer
    Love how you styled it with this super cute skirt. How do you get this blurry effect on your pics? My cam is just not doing it :-(


  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thank you so much, Ani! I bought the last piece of this vest in Hungary! I had the associates take it off the model so I could check the size and I got lucky. :-) As far as the pics go, my friend used Canon and his newest baby, a 85mm f/1.2 lens in these shots. It's the lens that creates the blur (depending on where you put the focus). There is so much math behind photography I had no idea of until I met Rick. :-)

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thank you so much Silvia! Rick will love to read your compliment about the photos. Have a great weekend!

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thank you for all the love and your sweet comments!!! They mean to me more than you know. Have a wonderful weekend!

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Aww, you are so sweet! Thank you so much for the love and have an amazing weekend!

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thank you so much! This vest feels very soft and luxurious and it's so versatile! Have a great weekend!

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thank you so much, Ashley! Have a wonderful weekend!

  • jess

    I love this on you. I am a fan of faux fur and love this one on you, I love that it still shows your shape. Beautiful look althoughter!

    from the link up,

    please stop by, jess xx


  • Patti_NotDeadYetStyle

    This is a fantastic outfit, with the faux fur the best accent piece! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

  • http://www.perfectlycoutured.com/ Bethany

    Absolutely stunning! I love it all! Thanks for sharing with Three-fer Thursday!
    xo Bethany

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