STYLE GURU STYLE: Faux Fur

Faux fur is, in my opinion, a wardrobe staple. I’ve had the same faux fur vest for a decade and I’m still wearing it to World MasterCard Fashion Week events. Finding different outfit combinations that make faux fur look it’s best is one of my favorite things, which is why this outfit is perfect for students. I was able to put this outfit together in under 10 minutes and it’s an elegant way to add some edge to your look.

Taking inspiration from Rodarte’s spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection, I combined different textures and layers to transition the piece for the colder winter months ahead. I stuck mainly with the same color palette but darkened the layers to suit the season. I paired this with my inspiration from Givenchy’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection, which focuses on the details of the outfit, such as jewelry and boots.

Faux fur is the perfect complement for any outfit. In this look I combined the two seasons to achieve a layered (and warm!) look for the winter months. Mixing with different patterns, textures and lengths makes the outfit more visually appealing and complements the mixed metals in the details.

My outerwear includes a faux fur jacket from Forever 21 and knit gloves paired with studded motorcycle boots. To add to the look, I wore a boyfriend T-shirt from Joe Fresh tucked into an Irish kilt (fun fact: I’m actually half Irish!) with black tights and black over-the-knee socks. The mixed metals in the necklace provide a smooth transition between the light and dark layers, with the red in the kilt adding a pop of color.

The best thing about this look is how adding or changing one piece of the outfit makes it the perfect transition piece for any season. The pieces all come together and create a unique look that your personality can easily be added to. For example, you can switch the kilt, tights and over-the-knee socks for your favorite pair of denim. After all, style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a dang.

Get My Look: 1. Any faux fur coat. 2. Staple over-the-knee socks. 3. Knit gloves.