“Fake News” seems to be a popular political catch phrase these days.  But for me, it’s all about wrapping up in something bright, cozy, and unapologetically faux!

 So two things I love about faux furs:

  1.  They’re perfect for Southern climates,
  2. …and they cost a whole lot less than a real fur!  

So, what says fake more than a bright hue or multi-colored faux fur?  The high volume Prada metallic gold coat with a magenta faux fur collar on our Pinterest board, has “fake news” written all over it!  And a multi-colored faux fur will not only keep you warm this winter but will also keep you right on trend.  

Gone are the days when coats and jackets were plain and boring. The beautiful yellow show stopper from New York Fashion Week on our board is anything but boring, and the colorful chevron faux fur is definitely a head turner.  One of my favorites is a periwinkle coat by J Crew…it not only looks cool, but will keep you snug when the temperature drops.  By wearing one of these stylish coats, you will be making an entrance to any event you attend.

A trend that will give you the warm fuzzies is the teddy bear coat trend.  I’m crushing on several of the chestnut brown teddy bear coats on our board…so versatile and chic.  They are a bit oversized and look great with skinny jeans and booties for a slimming silhouette.  

For a sophisticated look, think pink and wear a pink teddy bear coat with an all- black ensemble.  A burgundy teddy bear coat is another way to add class and style to your new fuzzy trend.  Both of these classy looks will transition from day time to night!

Are you thinking about upgrading your jean jacket game?  Then I’m pretty sure you will love the denim jacket from H&M with a detachable faux fur collar.  With its chill-proof lining and relaxed fit, it is spot on.  Gap’s fun take on the army green jacket is right up my alley with its detachable faux leopard collar and $79 price tag (and if you are frugal like me…just wait for one of their 40% off sales)!  

One of our fave board looks is a black faux fur trimmed jacket from Mango. They pair it with a turtleneck, skinny jeans, white sneakers, and a bucket bag. Another jacket we love from Mango is an army green jacket with a shearling collar, worn with a stripped top from J Crew, and boyfriend jeans. How fur-bulous does that sound?

An additional way to add faux fur to your wardrobe is with a vest.  I am loving all of the bohemian inspired vests on our board. Think about wearing a faux fur vest over a plaid shirt or denim jacket. Either way will reveal your inner hippie chick!  

But maybe your style is more classic.  Then you may want to copy style star, Olivia Palermo’s all black ensemble.  And what’s sexier than a long faux fur vest worn with black leather leggings, silk blouse, and knee-high boots? I’m pretty sure the answer to that is…nothing!   

So, the next time someone compliments your fur coat and asks you if it’s real, unapologetically reply…“faux” sure!!!

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected].