Are you staying warm enough this winter? Today we have Katie from delightso.me sharing her favorite faux fur coat trends! Brrr...bundle up (unless you live in Southern California...sheesh)!
Hi *waves*, my name’s Katie and I’m the baking and window shopping addicted blogger behind delightso.me. The weather is pretty cold here in the UK at the moment and as the excitement builds for Christmas, I’m dreaming of sipping mulled wine in front of the fire and wrapping-up snug and warm for a Christmas day walk. So I wanted to share with you my pick of the cosiest faux fur coats for this season.
Fur coats have been a style staple for decades, from the opulence of the 1920s, to the grunge look of the 1990s when faux fur was worn over shorts or ripped jeans. And now, fur is making a definite come back with A-listers sporting fluffy oversized coats to keep out the winter chill.
Kim Kardashian, normally renowned for her figure hugging styles, has been seen out and about in a £1,560 oversized Maxmara Carrara coat, which looks like fur, but is made from a blend of alpaca and mohair. Jessica Simpson is wrapping up in a zipped black faux fur number while chart-topper Diana Vickers opted for a chocolate hip-skimming fur coat.
It’s easy to see what the appeal of faux fur is – while fashion and practicality don’t always go hand-in-hand, fur is beautiful and cosy.
1. Mohair-blend coat
A life-long vegetarian, Stella McCartney never uses any leather or fur in her designs, so her fur coats were never going the feature the real thing. Instead, her Bryce coat is made from a thick-textured mohair blend. It has very on-trend padded shoulders, to give it a structured, rounded shape and cropped sleeves. It looks beautiful dressed up with tailored trousers and stilettos.
2. Go vintage
Because fur has never gone out of style, you’re sure to find gorgeous fur jackets and coats from vintage boutiques. Beyond Retro has a good selection, including this cropped brown coat from the 1980s and this long chocolate brown double-breasted number, which is an original 1970s piece.
3. Shawl-collared jacket
While many of the coats on the catwalks have been so oversized, they would make you look like a giant teddy bear, this fur jacket by Ellos is the perfect shape for wearing over your favourite party dress. I’ll be shrugging this grey marl number over my LBD. But, it would also go perfectly with skinny leather trousers and skyscraper heels, or to dress up a simple pair of jeans.
4. Fur trimmed
If you don’t want to go for full-on fur, then adding a bit of fur trim is the ideal way to buy into the trend. A fur-trimmed cape, like this one from celebrity-inspired Pink Boutique, can be worn as an extra layer over a roll neck sweater, skinny jeans and heeled boots.
5. Five trends in one
Rebecca Minkoff is renowned for her subtly edgy designs and this coat is no exception. While the fur trend is taken care of with the collar, this coat also features sports luxe detailing with the block mesh yellow panelling, tweed, leather and a long biker style that make it a stand out piece no matter what you wear underneath it.
6. The hooded number
When the weather outside is so frightful and you don’t want to leave the warmth of your home, this coat by Ruby + Ed, which has been seen on Sienna Miller recently, is the next best thing to taking your duvet out with you. The hood means you can keep the chill out, stopping heat being lost from your head, and staying warm and snuggly.
7. The embellished coat
Many winter fur coats deliberately hide their buttons, so as to keep the lines of the fur unadorned. But this Michael Kors’ faux fur cover-up features polished golden buttons that are definitely meant to be seen, and showed off. The rest of the outside of the coat is simple, with a rounded collar. Inside, there’s a striking leopard-print lining. It goes well with either off-duty casual wear or can be dressed up with heels and a clutch bag.