Fun with Fur!

Fun with Fur
Winter is coming folks! And he’s bringing with him all of his tricks – biting winds, sub zero temperatures and, I have a feeling, a healthy dosage of snow. The trend I’m discussing today is really the only reason I’m actually excited about the next couple of months. Today I’m talking fur! Real or faux, it was all over the runways this season and is a great transition trend that you can wear now and straight through the (hopefully not too lengthy) winter!

Go Big or Go Home
Are you excited by the fur trend and can’t wait to jump right in to the deep end? A fur coat is right up your alley. Whether in a bright colour or simple neutral, fur coats are making a huge style statement this season. Hip length to 3/4 length are the most universally wearable options for this trend. It can instantly turn up the volume on any outfit to bombshell status. The one necessary ingredient? Confidence – don’t leave home without it.

The Accessories Queen
To incorporate this trend, you don’t have to head out a pick up a full on fur coat (although you’d be right on trend if you did!). This season you can’t go wrong with a fur vest. Layer it over a neutral outfit or coat for an instant style upgrade. Great options are available at every price point at retail outlets such as Holt Renfrew, The Bay, H&M and Target. Other options include winter coats with fur lining or simply a fur lined hood. Some fun fur options this season include a fur hat, ear muffs or scarf. One of my favourite gems for inexpensive, on-trend accessories – Chapters/Indigo – has some adorable options.

Home Sense
If you are intrigued by the faux fur look but are unsure about venturing out wearing it, why not incorporate the look into your home for the season? A faux fur throw is a cozy addition to the couch or an arm chair. A sheepskin or faux sheepskin rug can be casually tossed over a chair over layered over a rug for a warm ski cabin look.

by Kim England

clockwise from top:
Faux fur vest –
Fantasia by DeSerio stud earrings –
Phillip Stein signature dark grey chronograph stainless steel watch –
Givenchy Antigona medium 3D leather satchel –
Stuart Weitzman Apogee –
Harvey Faircloth plaid pencil skirt –
Ribbed knit turtleneck sweater –