A faux fur coat of any length is the perfect outerwear piece to save you from the bitter northeast cold. While many New Yorkers choose to sport the infamous puffy jackets to keep warm, a faux fur coat will have the same insulating effect. Meanwhile, you will look twice as cool.

The coat is clearly the main focus of this outfit as it is bold and definitely eye-catching. Any faux fur coat is guaranteed to grab attention in public, but the dyed effect on this one makes it stand out even more. In addition to her very trendy coat, I caught this Fashionista rocking a myriad of other current styles. Turtlenecks are especially on-trend this season; this Fashionista wears a turtleneck shift dress as a spin on the conventional choice of sweater. She also wears a pair of black thigh-high socks, which balance out her busy top half and complement the dark undertones in the coat. Finally, her lace-up combat boots are perfect for stomping around the icy city streets.

If you’re looking to invest in a faux fur piece, don’t worry about it not fitting into your personal style. You’ll not only be able to choose from faux fur coats, vests or stoles, but also from a variety of shapes, colors and textures. Some fur pieces are classic and luxe, while coats like this Fashionista’s are ultra modern and grunge. Don’t be afraid to experiment with these different styles until you find the perfect match for you.

Most popular clothing stores have jumped on the faux fur bandwagon, so animal-friendly fur options should be fairly simple to get your hands on. If you’re feeling brave, you can peruse thrift stores for one-of-a-kind vintage fur pieces.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Coming from a girl with a closet full of dark colors, don’t forget that adding a colorful accessory can make all the difference in your final look.”