I try to steer clear of buying into big trends – ballon sleeves and big ruffles for example, have stayed firmly off my radar. However, occasionally a trend will come around that has my name on it and I’ll be like a kid in a sweetshop.
Coloured faux fur is really having a moment right now and I’m overjoyed. I’ve loved a fur coat for as long as I could remember. I’ve owned my fair share of real vintage fur coats in the past but these days I stick to the fake kind. The current trend for statement, bold colour faux furs is all about not even trying to make them look like real fur but celebrating the fabric in it’s own right but bringing in a whole load of texture and colour.
Top Left– I love this cream faux fur teddy coat from eternal favourite of mine & Other Stories. It’s got just the right amount of fluffiness to make it a statement but without the colour being too in your face. You could definitely wear this coat to an office or meeting without raised eyebrows.
Top Right – Mango have a great selection of faux fur in at the moment but I chose this one because the shaggy mongolian style is very statement and paired with the pastel mauve tone I think this really hits the nail on the head. The collarless style lends itself to evening wear and would look very sassy over a pencil skirt and heels.
Bottom Left – I couldn’t do a post on faux fur coats without including something from Shrimps. Certainly not in everyone’s price range but maybe a very special investment piece as the quality from this brand would ensure you’d have it in your collection for life. I chose this gorgeous pink wool coat with a dramatic faux fur lapel because while statement, is also very wearable.
Bottom Right – As you’d expect Topshop also have a huge range of faux fur. I chose this incredible multi coloured statement midi coat to show just how statement you could take things! I adore this coat and whilst I probably wouldn’t wear it to do the nursery run I’d definitely rock this on a weekend.
And while the high street is awash with faux fur, be sure to check out vintage shops too – I’ve spotted a lot of leopard print faux furs around – this rail is from Urban Fox Vintage on Corn Street (Bristol)