Trend Alert: Fabulous Faux Fur

As we well and truly welcome Winter 2011, there is one major trend that should be on your radar. Without a doubt one of the biggest trends this season and in perfect timing to suit the blistering weather,  say hello to Faux Fur.  Thanks to designers such as Gucci and Burberry Prorsum, every fashionista is wearing faux fur this season, myself included. Whether it’s a classically coloured faux fur or a pretty pastel number or even a simple  fur stole or glove, fur is everywhere. I myself am a huge fan of the warm and fluffy stuff, not only does it keep you warm and looking stylish, it is without question the ultimate instant glam item. Nothing else screams ‘expensive’ as loud as a fur coat does.

 

This season, fun and playful designer Meadham Kirchhoff has us all lusting after a pretty pastel piece. The fantastic eye catching colour is so cute and kitsch but it also comes with a hefty price tag. Instead, save your ££s and opt for this Love Label Pastel Coloured Fur Coat (1) the same look for less! Animal print also played a huge part in the trend and this South Patch Faux Fur Coat (2) is a perfect suttle take. Smart shopper? Then keep the colour classic as this will see you through to Spring and also future years to come! Take this Mint Velvet Fur Coat (4) it will suit any outfit and look great on all shapes. Pair it with some round black sunnies for an instant 1960’s vibe, a trend on top of a trend, won’t you be trendy!? Or if your’e feeling a little bit colour shy, stay safe and opt for this Black Yumi Fur Coat (5)

 Tips on wearing faux fur

  • Buy a fur stole, a classic colour will style any outfit fabulously without the price tag of a full fur coat.  This Fur Stole (3) is flattering on everyone and the colour is SO THIS SEASON, Prada who?
  • Fur is not the most forgiving when it comes to shape, so keep layers underneath fine and fitted to avoid excess bulking.
  • Wearing fur for the first time? Go for a short haired version. Feeling brave? Choose a long haired shaggy shape. Want to be on trend? Choose colour, jewelled coloured furs like Prada and pretty and sweet pastels like Missoni.

Love Suzi x

2nd January 2012
Written by Very_Rachel