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It may be springtime, but Fall 2011 lines are releasing lookbooks. Every winter is a bonanza of fur: it’s soft, warm, comforting and looks incredibly luxe. So hold onto those fur boots, vests and coats from the 2010 season, they aren’t going anywhere. The twist for the 2011 season is the introduction of fur accessories.
Try a fur hat, fur bag, earmuffs or go a la Wang and try a pair of fur glasses if you’re feeling daring. For all neutral outfits it adds a subtle texture and mixes things up.
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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.
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.
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