STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Fur Envy

Style Advice of the Week

If the only thing that comes to mind when you think of fur is Cruella de Vil, then it’s time to take a fresh look at our fuzzy, fashionable friend. While this trend is highly controversial, it is nothing but glamourous and can escalate a look from average to extraordinary.

This Fashionista is rocking a knitted cape with a detachable fur collar. Not only does it look fantastic, it’s a fresh alternative to the typical winter scarf. The color of the fur complements her skin tone and the plush material draws attention to her face. Under this cape she wears a long sleeve lace shirt with leather detail, making a sharp contrast against the softness of her outer layer. While many people believe that layering is only for basic pieces, it is important to give each item of clothing the attention it deserves.

Taking her neutral colors of tan and black, she carries them through the rest of her outfit with black leggings and tan shoes. Her heels have an awesome chain detail, giving the look a little edge to go with the style of the leather and lace shirt. She also brings the same tan into a simple leather cross-body bag.

Overall her look is classic and glamourous with a lot of personality. However, a look with fur can exude a completely different mood if you simply change a few items. One example we can pull from our good friend Macklemore. His encouragement to shop in thrift stores has caught the world by storm, and his giant fur coat from the video is one for the record books. Fur is a luxury item which is very expensive. However, if you look hard enough you can find some great thrifted faux fur steals. Take the bargain shopping to the next level and find an old jersey or graphic T-shirt to turn into a cut-off. Keep this Fashionista’s leggings but find some rockin’ heels. Up the amp on the colors and wear a bold lip to create an edgy thrifted chic outfit.

Of course, you can always go for the Hollywood glamour look. Find a luxe fur stole to drape over a classic dress. For this look don’t forget the bling!

Fur is all about the fun. Whether it’s real or faux, it adds a spark of interest to your outfit that inspires playfulness. You can take one fur item and give it completely different looks, depending on your personality or mood. Fur real.

Check out this collection on eBay for more ideas!

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