If you ask me fur will always be in. It’s luxe, sexy, adds a level of texture that no other material can and covers a plethora of flaws. But there is one thing about fur that I’m not a fan of. That little detail about killing animals so that we can parade around in their pelts…not so sexy. So what’s a fashionista to do, not wear fur? How absurd. But you should try to go faux.
I’ve used fur in some outfits before [Alexander Wang puffer jacket, powder blue fur by The Row, Gucci fur booties] and faux fur has been featured on Crave as recently as yesterday. So why wear fur sometimes and others wear faux? There is no definite answer and it really depends on your personal beliefs. My belief is that sometimes a fur coat is just so amazing that you must have it on your body, but it’s important to try to substitute with faux as much as possible. That doesn’t mean it has to look cheap. There are many high quality faux furs out right now. Like this one by Meadham Kirchhoff:
The colors and pattern are so playful and work perfectly with the striped denim. (Another example of mixing prints.) On the runway though, they styled the faux furs a little…eccentrically for my taste:
These are some patterns that I personally would never pair together, but the coats are still amazing and can stand all on their own:
Check back soon for how to wear faux fur on a budget.