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Trend Report: Fur

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No longer just for grande dames, fur has made a huge comeback this season. While most girls are choosing a fur vest as their piece du jour, there are other ways to add a touch of the luxe stuff to your wardrobe. A Russian fur hat, fur trimmed gloves and coats, fur lined boots, and of course (une favorite de moi)  a chunky fur coat.

Go Faux

While there is nothing more feminine and sexy than fur (it just begs to be stroked and touched no?) please keep it faux. There are so many great faux furs out there that are identical to the real thing that there is no reason to harm the animals.

A few things to look for in a faux fur:

Make sure it’s soft. It shouldn’t feel rough, coarse or like it was shaved off the back of a teddy bear.

Colors are fun, but keeping it natural also keeps it classic so you will get more wear out of your purchase.

If there is a pattern (leopard, zebra, ect.) it should be irregular across the fabric. Nothing in nature is perfect, so evenly spaced dots or stripes are a  dead give-away that it’s fake.

Ski Bunny for Economics Class

Ski Bunny

Ski Bunny by erind90 featuring suede booties

Grande Dame’s Night Out

Grande Dame

Grande Dame by erind90 featuring a cotton jersey dress

One Vest Two Ways

The vest

The vest by erind90 featuring a full skirt

Erin at Pixel Perfect

Think (Faux) Mink!

Seriously $3000 for a fur vest? Get outta here. I’m a huge advocate for saving a buck or two, and I know I’m extremely positive when I say I’m not paying thousands of dollars to rock a piece of animal skin on my back. Especially knowing the harm it does to those poor animals. However, lately I’ve been seeing tons of fur (faux fur that is!) on racks all over the mall; ranging from jackets, hoodies and vests. What I’m digging most about this trend is that it’s so versatile and you can dress it up with a pair of black leggings and clogs or down with your favorite motorcycle boots and skinnys.

Kensie ‘Shaggy’ Faux Fur Vest

Natural Faux Fur Vest

Grey Leopard Spot Fur Collar Scarf

All Over Faux Fur Trapper Hat

-Ariel Twenty Two Couture