Ad | How to Style a Faux Fur Gilet For Evening (Part 2 of 2)

Faux fur gilet, skinnies and heels
This is the second outfit I came up with in reply to Damart’s challenge to style a faux fur gilet two different ways (you can see the first outfit here).

I went for a look suitable for an evening out this time and absolutely love it – it proved to me what a great piece the gilet is.


I have collaborated with Damart to product two looks for an Autumn 2014 campaign. All content is original and opinions are my own and 100% honest.


I reckon a pair of skinny jeans with a great blouse, jewellery and heels are perfect for a night out or date night, but the problem with this time of year is what to wear to keep out the chill after dark. It’s generally too mild for a winter coat, and yet you need something to keep you warm – this is where the fur gilet comes in.

My theory is it’ll keep you warm on your way to the restaurant/bar/party, but you can also leave it on if necessary when you get there as it just looks so stylish – unlike a coat you won’t look silly if you don’t take it off. Whether you leave it on or off, you’ve got a great evening look right there with that statement necklace (mine’s very old, I’ve no idea where I got it), killer heels and a small clutch.

So they’re my two looks – daytime and evening; I hope they’ve given you some inspiration. Which of the two was your favourite, and have I made you hanker for a fur gilet of your own? Do let me know!

Catherine x

Faux fur gilet, statement necklace
Faux fur gilet, statement necklace
Faux fur gilet, statement necklace
Faux fur gilet, skinnies and heels
Faux fur gilet, skinnies and heels

Faux fur gilet: c/o Damart, Blouse: c/o Damart, Jeans: Pieces at Zalando, Heels: New Look, Clutch: New Look, Necklace: Unknown (old)

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  1. 7 December 2015 / 3:05 pm

    Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous look! Love this fur vest!

  2. 18 December 2014 / 4:55 pm

    Dear Catherine,
    I'm absolutly in love with those shoes, i've already searched for them, but…no luck 🙁
    May you please give me the correct link for them?
    Great look!!!

    • 18 December 2014 / 9:03 pm

      Hi Cris, I'm afraid they've long since sold out – I bought them in the sale earlier this year! I always give the actual link if something's still available, or if they're sold out I give alternatives if I can find similar things. So sorry – but thank you for the lovely compliment! x

    • 18 December 2014 / 9:18 pm

      P.S. I've added the widget to include some more deep red heels, hope that helps! x

    • 18 December 2014 / 11:31 pm

      Well…shoes are my misfortune, and a constant sin of consumption.
      After seeing these, and the way I felt in love with it's shape, I know myself… I'll be forever dreaming about them, a stress!
      Thank you so much for your kind response, and congratulations on your blog, wich I follow recently, but I'm already a fan 🙂

    • 21 December 2014 / 12:02 am

      That's so lovely of you to say Cris – thank you!!

  3. 19 October 2014 / 9:05 pm

    Loving the wine pumps Catherine! They make the outfit. I love adding fur pieces to outfits, it adds such texture and interest. Very chic!

    • 20 October 2014 / 4:47 pm

      Thank you so much, Cherie – the outfit definitely needed killer heels, these were more than man enough for the job I think! x

  4. 15 October 2014 / 6:07 am

    So this time you're making us pick a favourite, hmmm?! Well, dearest Catherine…I am sooo in love with this gorgeous necklace and your strap-tastic burgundy shoes; but if I truly MUST choose, then I have to go with the brooch-embellished first look!! It's just the coolest!! XOXO

    • 20 October 2014 / 4:46 pm

      Phew, good job you chose, Monika – I was beginning to think I'd lost my forceful touch!!! (hehe) Thank you my lovely… I think you'd look stinking hot in a furry gilet. I'm the coolest, you're stinking hot…!!!!!!!!!

  5. 13 October 2014 / 8:04 pm

    Ooh, those shoes! I've been looking around for burgundy shoes and bags as I'm feeling all autumnal at the moment. Those are absolute stunners! I wonder if they're terribly uncomfortable? (Pops off to check the New Look website in case they've got something similar in stock…)

    • 20 October 2014 / 4:44 pm

      They're pretty comfy (as far as five inch high heels go!) for a party or event where there are opportunities to sit, but I am used to heels. Which is surprising really, as New Look shoes are quite cheap (I find they usually rub) – the quality isn't great. I'm not knocking them, you just get what you pay for. But I then got them in the sale for about £11 so I wasn't going to pass them up for that price…!!

      My thumbnail widgets show the best I could fine that were similar for a variety of budgets – hope you find something you love, Eleanor!

  6. 13 October 2014 / 1:57 pm

    Wow … those pumps…. Wow. Yes, I like your evening styling with this gilet just a little bit more than your day styling too. But after many, many trials I have come to the conclusion that gilets are not for my body shape. They make me more straight and I don't need that. I need curves where the hips are. So I will admire you and that is it.

    • 20 October 2014 / 4:35 pm

      I'm not too sure that they're right for me either, but you know me, Greetje – caution to the wind and all that!! Thank you xx

    • 26 October 2014 / 6:20 pm

      Don't worry, they are right for you. You have hips and a small waist.

  7. 13 October 2014 / 3:15 am

    It seems that every Fall/Winter I regret the year I decided to get rid of my faux fur vest! It was eating up precious closet space. :o( I have yet to find one as soft or nice for such a great price, but I'll keep looking. :o)


    • 14 October 2014 / 9:34 am

      Oh no, JJ!! There are so many on sale at the moment but yes I'd agree it's hard to find just the right one 🙂

  8. 12 October 2014 / 4:45 pm

    Great inspiration on how to style my fur vest, Catherine! I especially love this look with your skinny jeans which balance the slightly bulkier vest. Your burgundy heels are awesome!

    Have a lovely Sunday evening,
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • 14 October 2014 / 9:33 am

      Glad you've got some ideas, Annette – and thank you x

  9. 12 October 2014 / 3:37 pm

    I wore mine for a night out last night with skinny jeans and a blouse too. Great minds and all that! Lynne x

    • 14 October 2014 / 9:32 am

      Oooh lovely, Dorothy – and yes to the great minds!!

  10. 12 October 2014 / 1:38 pm

    Lovely outfit:)

    • 14 October 2014 / 9:31 am

      That's just what I had in mind, Danielle! Thank you x

  11. 12 October 2014 / 1:18 pm

    I have a fur vest and I honestly have always worn it for layering but not for an evening loo. I will have to try this.

    • 14 October 2014 / 9:31 am

      Glad it's given you some inspo, Linda! x

  12. 12 October 2014 / 1:02 pm

    yes I am definitely hankering, after seeing your stylings, Catherine! Lovely. xo

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