With blustery winter mornings continuing to whip through New York City, there is one prevalent trend that never fails to keep a Fashionista cozy and chic: faux fur. Fluffy, faux fur has been showing up this season in many major retail stores, and it’s been reflected in a big way among the city’s best and most stylish. From full length coats to vests and everything in between, this trend has made a name for itself as a winter staple in the fashion community.

Part of what makes this trend so accessible is its versatility. A simple yet stylish faux fur coat like the one seen on this Fashionista. Faux fur gives any look a boost of confidence and strength. Layering over a little black dress and paired with heels will not only invoke confidence but will give you serious style. The versatility of the concept of a faux fur is just one component of what makes it a must-have.

Another reason to jump on the bandwagon of going faux is a fantastic animal-friendly alternative. Fur is a forever chic look, but when it comes at the expense if an animal’s life it becomes significantly less appealing. Faux fur is the way to go to up your style game without decreasing the population of adorable woodland creatures.

This Fashionista rocks this trend by keeping it minimalistic and pairing the coat with basics, helping her fur to really make a statement. These black jeans from BDG by Urban Outfitters are a classic standby to build any outfit on, and the neutral, ribbed sweater helps the taupe and tan undertones of the jacket stand out.

To top off the look this fashionista threw on this quirky map watch from Urban Outfitters and grabbed a sleek black clutch.

So if you want to rock this winter trend like this Fashionista, run to the store and snatch a faux of your own before the warm weather rolls through and spring trends take center stage!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Wear faux because it looks real without the cruelty, plus it looks cool.”