Faux Fur For All: 6 Ways to Wear the Trend

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Faux fur is a great alternative to real fur and it’s absolutely a great way to keep warm. From shoes to jackets, keeping the trend alive is necessary as the weather becomes colder and we search for ways to retain a sense of style.

The first showcase is a very casual cape with a belt that will keep you warm and stylish, unless you are planning to wear baggy pants with the jacket. Although I love this carefree look for the daytime, I wouldn’t wear it at night unless you’re heading to the movies.

Via Spiga Faux Fur Belted Cape

→ Buy the Via Spiga Faux Fur Belted Cape, currently unavailable, at nordstrom.com.

If you would like to diversify your boot collection, you need to check out this phenomenal pair from Via Spiga. The almond-toed suede shoe has a piece of unique faux fur surrounding the top part of the shoe. The shape combined with faux fur makes this a perfect choice for a winter shoe. Wear it with a short skirt and a sweater or over your favorite leggings/jeans.

Via Spiga Yetta Boot

→ Buy the Via Spiga Yetta Boot, $298.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

Do you need a jacket that’s great for daily wear? I have this faux fur cardigan-like jacket that’s great for your everyday outing. It’s neither casual nor fancy, which makes it a perfect warm item that doesn’t require too much maintenance and doesn’t drain your wallet.

Banana Republic Faux-Fur Cardigan

→ Buy the Banana Republic Faux-Fur Cardigan, $130.00, at bananarepublic.com.

If you need an animal kick, then I have a sassy leopard vest that will provoke your animalistic side. Zara’s leopard vest has a thin belt accent that gives it a perfect touch of feminine flair.

Zara Leopard Print Fur Waistcoat

→ Buy the Zara Leopard Print Fur Waistcoat, $39.90, at zara.com.

I like wearing cardigan-like jackets during the winter months. When I wear them over my evening attire, these jackets will glam up my jeans and boots and give me the warmth I need for a night on the town. BCBG’s long, off-white draped cover up comes with removable faux fur around the collar. When spring comes around you can still wear this adorable jacket without the collar.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Morgan Cardi Wrap With Faux Fur Collar

→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Morgan Cardi Wrap With Faux Fur Collar, $119.20 (was $298.00), at bcbg.com.

Need something more heavy duty for the snow or a weekend ski/ snowboarding trip? You’ll like this hooded long jacket with zipped pockets. The zipped pockets will keep your belongings safe and the adjustable waist will keep you stylish and warm so you will avoid nursing a cold on your vacation. I would recommend getting this jacket loose to allow room for a sweater underneath it. Don’t forget your shawl...

Mango Faux Fur Hooded Coat

→ Buy the Mango Faux Fur Hooded Coat, $249.99, at mango.com.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.