Tips for Wearing Faux Fur

Tips for Wearing Faux Fur

It's everywhere this season, but can you pull it off?
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Faux fur has many advantages- it's perfectly stylish for this season, can keep a girl warm on a snowy winter day, and is both less expensive and more politically correct than the real thing. Wearing faux fur is definitely a challenge, however, as you want to avoid looking like a gorilla and come across as a stylish lady instead!

Here's a list of outfit ideas and inspiration for rocking the popular fabric this season:

Sweaters
When you're in doubt about wearing a great deal of faux fur, it may be best to tone down the trend into a more subtle, wearable item such as a sweater. A casual fur-lined zip-up or fur-trimmed collar helps you incorporate the look into your daily wardrobe, perhaps with a pair of dark-washed skinny jeans for a chic city vibe.

Coats
For all you risk-taking fashionistas out there, a fur-accented or even entirely faux fur coat may be just the thing you need in your closet this winter. Try not to overdo the trend by pairing loud, flashy prints with your outerwear, or by adding other furry pieces into the outfit. A fur coat looks great with solids and with simple, blousy tops and sophisticated high-heeled boots. To add a bit of 1940's glamour, try a bright red lip colour with a white fur jacket, dark stockings, and a black pencil skirt.

Vests
The cropped faux fur vest has got to be one of the easiest and most versatile ways to add another layer to your outfit, whether it's over a white babydoll tank, a classic button-down, a striped off-shoulder top, or even a minidress. Look out for sleeveless or cap-sleeved shrug-style vests, featuring animal prints, two-toned colour combinations, and a variety of collar styles.

Footwear
Faux fur on boots is back again for yet another season! This time, quirky zebra, leopard, and tiger prints join the mainstream plain, dark-coloured fur which has become popular on winter boots over the past few years. The variety of textures and materials which is in fashion as of late allows us to combine fur-trimmed boots with leather leggings, lace tights, or plaid jackets.

Gloves
You may not think of fur as typically appearing on gloves, but this winter furry accents are every bit as stylish as wilder, more noticeable pieces. These are certainly a better and more fashion-forward approach to winter accessorizing (too often, women who are otherwise dressed well leave home in tattered, cheap-quality yarn mittens which clash with their expensive jackets). Look for a neutral colour (a neon pink may not be the best bet for gloves you'll need almost everyday till spring), a pair which is sturdy yet sleek, and comfort. You'll find that supple, ladylike leather gloves trimmed in soft faux fur are to die for!

 
 

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