How to Wear Faux Fur Without Looking Like a Lost Yeti

by Bailey Powell

The title says it all: Faux fur no longer has to be associated with cheap quality, bad taste (see: Stella McCartney’s ethics), or the Abominable Snowman.

Class up a cheetah print jacket with dressy shorts and a classic suede pump. Keep the jewelry uniform as to not overwhelm the look or accidentally look like a street walker (ahem).

Push up the sleeves of a furry black jacket over a basic, vibrant shift dress for comfortable yet chic look. Since the colors are simple there is room for a statement necklace and fun panty hose.
Give a cozy, laid back look some height and pizazz with a heeled boot. Disguise your timepiece in a stack of bangles and apply some bordeaux polish for fashion forward bonus points.

Embrace an unorthodox way to wear faux fur by pairing a peach cap sleeve top with a universally flattering black skirt. Take advantage of the unique color by adding match-y accessories while keeping the rest of the look basic.

Keep a rustic look sleek with gold statement jewelry and a spritz of Bond No. 9. Belt the cozy vest over a ubiquitous long sleeve white top.

Be reminiscent of a 60s silhouette with the fur collared coat over a simple bordeaux shift. Spice the look up with some embossed kitten heels and back seam panty hose. Top it off with ladylike gloves (with trendy Chanel polish underneath).

Bring back the art of millinery with a fur topper matched with a classic, feminine get up. Add a bit of quirk with a bronze pump and something unique like a Chanel Bible clutch (!!!).

Top off wool cropped trousers with a cinched leopard jacket, and keep a black suede flat fresh with an interesting cut.

I hope this post helps inspire some faux fur bravery.



*Some of the things shown are high-dollar and some are surprisingly inexpensive, but the main point of this post is to show you how to wear a look opposed to what exact things to buy. However, if you’re interested in where to find a specific piece simply click inside the age group and you will be whisked away to it’s actual Polyvore page complete with an inventory of everything shown.