So, I don't do too well with cold weather. I grew up in coastal Alabama, where we regularly wore shorts on Christmas. Living in St. Louis has made me realize the importance of layering for warmth, and one of my favorite layering pieces is a fur vest.  

As I was pulling images from my Pinterest board for this post, I realized that three of them were of Wendy from Wendy's Lookbook, who has clearly mastered this piece. Above, under a trench, below, over a cardigan and with wide-legged denim. 

image via wendyslookbook.com 

image via wendyslookbook.com 

image via wendyslookbook.com 

image via wendyslookbook.com 

I also love the vest over a striped tee, patterned blouse, or a black dress and it's guaranteed to keep me warm! I was lucky enough to find mine at a thrift store, but here are a few options at various price points.

From left: 6 Shore Road via Shopbop, $175; Favorite Faux Fur Vest via Forever 21, $39.80; Standout Faux Fur Vest via Forever 21, $39.80; and BCBG, $598

Although I wore my vest all winter last year and plan to do the same this season, I'd say this is a trendier piece that you may not want to spend the big bucks on. Anyone else out there trying out this look?