All fur-ed up!
In this grim and dank month I thought it would be cheering to talk cosy fur!
Just one plush garment can shield you from the elements and make you look luxuriously snug (and smug) – faux fur. From teddy bear coats to subtle fluffy trims, there’s a winter wonder to suit everyone’s furry fashion limit….so here’s my round up of what might tickle your fancy…
A thick, faux fur coat has winter written all over it. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, it’s a sound overcoat investment for the big freeze months, from November through to March.
Colour is all-important when selecting your faux fur. If the item is at the top end of your budget- I would suggest you go for a neutral colour as it will then go with most items in your wardrobe and you will therefore get lots more wear out if it. If, however you see a real beauty in the sale that’s a bargain and in a whopper of a colour- go for it- as long as you know its one of your “wow” colours!
I have two faux fur coats- one long and one cropped and I have LOVED wearing them…so warm, so instantly glamourous- so touchable! I have had strangers ask me if they can stroke me…(always a request that warrants a quick “once over” to see whose asking!!) They have been brilliant additions to my wardrobe and I know they will be a real staple for years to come.
This one is from Miranda Dunn…its in charcoal grey. Miranda makes them to order and the range of colours, prints and styles are brilliant. I can totally vouch for the quality too. Here is a link to her website: www.mirandadunn.com
My other one is from Bodega Womanswear…
Its olive green in colour (although it doesn’t show this in the picture!) and is shorter so good to wear with skirts / dresses.
There are also lots of animal print furs which are the ultimate statement if you have a dramatic or creative style personality. Leopard used to be the go-to print, but now you’ll find Friesian cow or Dalmatian spots, if you prefer a quirky monochrome colour way. I would possibly venture to suggest you save the Friesian cow look for a rug…but horses for courses…whatever takes your fancy!
If you’re not convinced about a full-on faux fur, you might like textured panelling instead.
Coats have turned indecisive this season, mixing up wool and fur, or leather and fur, for a two-tone look.
It’s a half-and-half take on faux fur and allows for a flattering silhouette, if you’re worried about adding extra bulk to your frame. If you want to experiment with textured panelled clothing, such as a skirt or top, a dense, flat fur, like faux ponyskin, is also more forgiving.
The fur-panelled sweatshirt is a must – quietly fluffy and downright loud, proud and fluff-tastic. Fur sweaters are officially in the spotlight so it’s time to get tactile. Team with leather trousers or offset the edginess by tucking into a prim skirt.
Faux fur can be used as a glamorous accent on clothes and you can pretty much forgo a scarf if you opt for a winter coat with a generous faux fur or shearling collar. The bigger the collar, the bigger the style statement.
Avoid a furry collar if you’re bigger busted, as it’s likely to exaggerate your proportions but, conversely, if you’re lacking in that area, it can boost your assets.
Generous faux fur trims on hemlines are the latest way to draw attention to your legs. Ensure you keep your pins streamlined in skinny jeans, leggings or tights, so that the fur can frame your limbs to the max.
Embrace the fluff factor with Siberia-inspired extras. Keep the cold out with furry snoods and scarves draped over shoulders, big hats – Cossack style – cuddling heads, and mittens over paws – all easy ways to add fur accents to your look.
Throw practicality out of the window with this season’s surprise fuzzy evening extras: think sandals trimmed with fluffy marabou and clutch bags decked out in cosy shearling. They won’t keep you warm but they will look furry fabulous.
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