As winter continues to chill the Tennessee Valley, you desperately search for ways to stay warm. Short of wrapping yourself in a Snuggie until next spring, one of winter’s most stylish ways to cozy up is to add a bit of fur or faux fur to your winter wardrobe.
While it’s currently cold in Huntsville, it’s not Russian steppes cold, so head-to-toe-Julie-Christy-in-Dr.Zhivago is overkill. Around here, a little goes a long way. Fur is a wonderful, warming accent for the winter months and faux fur is more luxurious than ever before. You don’t have to go broke to try out the trend. Most of the items featured are of the faux variety in the interest of test driving a trend rather than making a life-long commitment. If you have the opportunity to go for the real deal, then opt for something classic and don’t forget to peruse the wares of vintage stores for some real scores in the world of fur.
If you’re ready forge ahead, check out a few easy and fairly inexpensive ways to add this trend to your wardrobe for winter 2010.
Try a vest. Versatile, of-the-moment vests are ready to be paired with closet staples to add drama and fun. Try one over a motorcycle jacket or a blazer to add extra warmth and a bit of fun depending on your style. For a sleek look, wear a belted fur vest over a dark turtleneck and pants or add edgy glamour to your favorite cocktail dress for a night on the town. More on fur vests here.
Leopard print jackets in faux fur remain a stylish favorite. It’s a surprisingly versatile print that works as beautifully dressed up as it does with casual basics. This glamorous print brings to mind big hair and dark eyeliner, but can be slightly demure when paired with flats and jeans.
Take a look at fur legwarmers. Yes, you read right—legwarmers—a huge trend in Tokyo now is to quickly update boots and shoes with furry legwarmers or boot toppers. It’s pretty brilliant, really. Investing in fur-trimmed footwear can be expensive, so this is a great way to test-drive the trend and update your favorite boots and shoes in a snap.
Fur Collars—detachable collars and stoles offer an easy and feminine update to the coats and jackets in your closet. With obvious retro appeal, a classic coat with a fur collar is pairs perfectly with a pencil skirt or shift dress, but try the look with ladylike trousers and a fine gauge sweater to add texture to a elegant, mininimalist combo.
These stylish and easy additions add texture and warmth to a winter look. Take every day basics to new heights of chic with just a touch of this luxurious trend. Check out the slideshow to see more ideas and see more fur vests in the Huntsville Lookbook.
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