How to Wear DIY: Fur collar vest

The vest tutorial from Monday?  Here it is on me!!  I took that men's sweater vest and added the fur collar I made, and... paired it with my fave soft denim shirt and some accessories.  Vests are soooo great this time of year.  So are boots.  What do you think? ;)


Denim shirt and boots: Target via Goodwill. Jeans: Levi's. Earrings: Little resale shop. Belt: My mom's.
Tee and necklace: Forever 21. Watch: American Eagle. Vest: DIY, made over from a men's one from Goodwill!


'Course, I think it's way more fun with red lipstick and Sally Hansen Complete Manicure (the only nail polish that stays on longer than 12 hours on a klutz like me) in All Fired Up.

Also check out the complete DIY fur collar sweater vest tutorial if you wanna read how I made it!

10 comments

  1. It looks great. I think you just convinced me, I should make a fur-west too. But I think I'm going all the way and making the entire front in faux fur :-) I'll see what I can find in the fabric store...

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  2. Very cute. I might just have to apply that fake fur collar from my winter coat onto something knitty...

    I can't keep nail polish on either. You should try the Sally Hansen nail polish stickers. They are awesome! Easy to apply and they stay on for at least a week. I chip nail polish the day I put it on, so for these to last 4-5 days is awesome. I can actually get both hands out of one of the packets in the kit. Plus they come in animal prints!

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  3. Hi Suzannah!
    You look SO cute! I've never seen myself as a "fur collar" kinda girl.. but these pictures are making me consider trying one on...or sewing one :)

    What kind of lipstick are you wearing? I'm very lightskinned and always have trouble finding a classy red lipstick!
    Thanks!

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  4. Aaw, \thanks!

    @francie, those nail stickers sound amazing. May have to try them out!

    @Alexis, thanks! I never thought of myself as a fake fur person myself. But I'm trying the trends. ;)
    The lipstick is Cover Girl Lip Perfect Lipstick in Flame.

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  5. It looks really great, I wasn't convinced in the making pictures but on you it looks fab!

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  6. Anonymous1/03/2012

    Have you tried this after first felting the wool?

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  7. I can't STAND anything up around my neck, and I almost didn't even look at the tutorial, much less plan to make the vest. However, I see from your modeling that the "fur" doesn't even get close to your neck. Just might do this one! Thanks for the updates with "wearing it" photos.

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  8. Haha, so glad you like it despite your skepticism!

    @Anonymous, felting it first would be cute but with this vest I think it might make it too short =(. Would depend on the vest you started with!

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