STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Fabulous in Furs

Temperatures are dropping and the quest for an amazing winter coat is beginning and choices are narrow. Peacoats, floor-length trenches and duster jackets and puffy parkas are practical and reliable. Though practical, there also has been a revival of fur coats in the fashion world.

Fur clothing pieces are becoming a serious trend this year. However, fur pieces have been on-trend in earlier decades. In the ’70s, shearling fur coats and mink fur coats were floor-length and paired with bell-bottom pants. I always think of Penny Lane’s shearling coat from Almost Famous or Margot Tenenbaum’s iconic fur coat in The Royal Tenenbaums. In the ’90s, models paired oversized fur coats with mini skirts, stockings and chunky heels for a night out.

This winter, many clothing stores are carrying faux fur vests and coats in neutral colors and animal prints, such as cheetah and leopard, even the occasional deer-print coat. Designers such as Jason Wu, Michael Kors and Altuzarra showcased luxurious furs on the runway at New York Fashion Week fall 2015.

This Fashionista styled this vintage cream mink fur coat over an all-black outfit. Her chiffon top contrasts with the fluffy fur coat and brings an added element of luxury to the ensemble. Her ripped black denim jeans and Chelsea-style boots give an edge to the look. You could pair an oversized fur coat with a black dress and cream booties for a ‘70s-inspired look or with a chunky heels and socks reminiscent of the ‘90s.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Fur coats and vests are unique pieces that will elevate any ensemble. Neutrals and blush tones are my favorite colors for fur pieces.”