Faux fur is always a hit during winter’s chilly months, so I love seeing how students incorporate it into their outfits on campus. I spotted this Fashionista on a snowy day, rocking a chic faux fur collar with a feminine two-toned coat. I loved how the rest of her outfit was simple as she stuck to the basics–from a great pair of black pants to a comfy pair of boots and a carry-all bag.
Name: Sarah Warne
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style?
Sarah Warne: I would describe my style as classic, but still it’s on top of the trends. I like to mix simple pieces with one great statement piece, whether it be an accessory, shoes or a top.
CF: What are your top three wardrobe staples?
SW: A pair of high-waist black pants, a pair of black leather boots and a black patent snakeskin purse. All three of these can be mixed and matched with anything!
CF: Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
SW: I would say I look at what stars like Jessica Alba, Lana Del Rey and Olivia Palermo are wearing. I also love seeing what classic styles Emmy Rossum and Anne Hathaway are sporting.
CF: Whose closet would you love to raid and why?
SW: I would absolutely die if I had the chance to raid Dita Von Teese’s closet. I’m the biggest fan of pin-up-inspired looks, and to raid her closet would be the ultimate dress-up experience. Corsets and stilettos for the win.
CF: What are some of your favourite trends this season?
SW: I’m absolutely loving the black and white trend. I think it’s a classic, yet very modern look. I’m a big fan of white blazers with black lapels that are in stores. I’m also digging all the dresses and tops with cut-outs. It’s a sexy way to show a bit of skin, without going over the top.
How To: To recreate this look, remember that it’s all about finding the perfect coat and pairing it with a great faux fur accent. You can find similar coat styles with a camel and black colour combination at Urban Outfitters or on NASTY GAL. Then add the fur accent, whether that may be a collar or even a scarf. Lastly, all you need is a pair of black pants and flat ankle boots. Don’t forget an oversized black bag!