Fur in fashion can be intimidating—it’s reminiscent of old coats in our grandmothers’ closets and PETA protests and might seem anything but modern. However, this medium has made its way across many a runway this season, clearly showing that the fashion world can’t resist the texture and the look. A fur stole (faux of course) is a subtle and simple way to introduce this warm trend into your winter wardrobe.
This Fashionista styled her Spirit Hoods with a classic peacoat, nude flats and purple pants. Not only are these colors perfect for winter, but they really complement the light brown, grey and gold hairs of the fur. The lavender is also a great color pop that adds vibrancy to the look. Spirit Hoods is a philanthropic accessory line that makes cozy faux fur ‘hoods’ in a variety of colors. They have pockets on the ends and can be worn with the hood on top of on the shoulders as a scarf. Ten percent of the proceeds from your purchase go to non-profits dedicated to protecting the animal who inspired the design of your hood (everything from pandas to wolves and leopards).
If you are going for a vintage look, Forever 21 sells a faux fur scarf with a convenient pull-through closure and satin lining for quite the bargain. To combine textures and fabrids, C. Wonder sells a knit scarf that combines faux fur and soft, cashmere-like yarn. To match up with this year’s leopard-print trend, Chic Nova sells a simple leopard print scarf.
Spotted: Giorgio Armani’s ready-to-wear collection from 2012 featured fur detailing on outer wear in vibrant and subtle colors alike.