Faux Fur Frenzy

Image from asos.com

Rebecca Taylor faux fur coat. Image from asos.com

Fur coats are one of the fall’s tastiest treats, but these plushy layering pieces are a far cry from the long mink gowns you might associate with your grandmother, or early 20th century period flicks. This season, fur is faux, cropped, and tailored in a way that screams contemporary funk. Animal Rights activists rejoice: this fall is seeing more imitation fur than the real thing, and fashion types all over the globe just can’t get enough.

When it comes to this look, two outstanding pieces come to mind. First, the Rebecca Taylor cropped faux fur jacket, which features a round neck and long sleeves. This kind of outerwear is perfect for an evening on the town; pair it with your favourite jewel-toned cocktail dress and smack on some of that blackberry lipstick you wear so well, and voilà: elegant, trendy, and sexy. Don’t be afraid to leave your intricate bib necklace at home, because in this case, the Taylor piece does just as well as a warm layer as it does a dramatic accessory.

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Rebecca Taylor faux fur coat. Image from asos.com

Next up is a more casual piece by Joie. This vest is an excellent option for daytime wear: throw it over a flowy silk print shirt and distressed denim or even your best cashmere for a little bit of luxe. Pair it with riding boots (and a hot cup of tea) for a complete fall feel that will invite wandering eyes a-plenty.

Joie faux fur vest. Image from saksfifthavenue.com

Joie faux fur vest. Image from saksfifthavenue.com

If you’re looking to try this trend for a more reasonable price point, don’t be deterred by these designer pieces: head to your local vintage store where you’ll surely find some faux fur pieces to incite the animal in you.

-Cora Nijhawan

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