Accessories Report

As the days start to get chillier, Fashionistas and Fashionistos alike start to look for stylish ways to bundle up. It’s bulky scarves, thick peacoats and cozy gloves galore. Faux fur has an air of elegance and luxury, but the true selling point is that it keeps the wearer from turning into a human icicle. Fur, faux or not, always reminds me of my trip to Norway where freezing cold temperatures are the norm and outdoor seating is never seen without a fur throw along with authentic fur stores aplenty. The saleslady said that nearly everyone owns a fur coat as it is simply the best way to keep warm. It made me queasy seeing all the full body pelts of polar bears, foxes and a plethora of other animals in those shops so I was pleased to see this Fashionista’s stylish hat was faux fur.

Fur’s the name. Faux fur. This Fashionista’s hat not only keeps her super cozy but also adds a certain air of spy-esque mystery to her outfit. She could have gone with the tried and true toque for winter headgear, but she proves her stylishness with an ushanka-style hat, which practically yells “Russian mafia princess.” I like how she wears the hat with the earflaps tied up. The addition of her fur hat gives her outfit an extra shot of glam. She chose black for the hat to keep the color scheme similar to the rest of her attire with just a tiny bit of color provided by her scarf. Black is classic, and that is certainly the case with this hat as she can mix and match this trendy accessory with a variety of different outfits. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, there are other more colorful versions to choose from.

While Vancouver does not reach such frigid temperatures as Norway, it’s still no excuse not to bundle up. This Fashionista chose a hat, but there are also other fur headgear to keep you fashionable and warm, such as trapper hats, earmuffs and headbands.

Keep warm and stylish this winter like this Fashionista and don a faux fur accessory.

Spotted: Ralph Lauren shows how winter accessorizing is done as the 2013 ready-to-wear collection showcases classic black fur hats.


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