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How to wear fur (real and faux)

I have a fashion secret…I cannot walk passed a fur jacket or accessory in a store and NOT have a gravitational pull directly towards that particular piece. I literally stop in my tracks to touch, try it on, and dream that it could be sitting in my own wardrobe ASAP. Fur coats are not just for the ladies that lunch. Jackets and coats both real fur and faux are showing up in outfits in every style, shape and form. Off duty runway darlings’ particularly favor fur, along with fashion bloggers and street style stars.

Fur coats have come a very long way from the 40’s when starlets would don a fox stole with the head still attached (gross). Or a trend equally horrid, in my opinion, the long mink coat paired with white reeboks by the female New York finance professional in the 80′s (bad). Fast forward to today, where designers have incorporated both real and faux furs into their lines with a modern and sophisticated twist. Not only is it super chic, but also the true fact is fur keeps you warm especially if you live in cold weather climates. New York City can get be blustery in February, I know first hand.

Here are a number of ways how you can rock the fur trend and look on fashion point:

Fur vest over a blazer
A favorite of mine. This is such an easy way to add chicness instantly. Take a stab at pairing your fun fur vest over a simple blazer. Either can be done over a business suit to add a little pizzazz to the 9-5 or with denim/blazer combo for a hip Saturday brunch with friends.

Hat from Suite 201, Sunnies Tom Ford, Blazer Generation Love, Fur vest Zara, Jeans Hudson Denim, Shoes Steve Madden

Hat from Suite 201, Sunnies Tom Ford, Blazer Generation Love, Fur vest Zara, Jeans Hudson Denim, Shoes Steve Madden

Copycat a fashion blogger
Jump onto Pinterest or any social media site and you will see a multitude of street style darlings sportn’ simple t-shirts, distressed jeans, converse sneakers and an oversize shag fur. Mixing cotton, denim, a bright gloss, a messy bun and a fur has become on fleek. Try it, I did and felt just as chic and hip as an off duty model (well without their sky high legs of course).

Pearls H&M, Turtleneck shirt J Crew, Fur Mural, Pants David Lerner, Over the knee Stuart, Weitzman boots

Pearls H&M, Turtleneck shirt J Crew, Fur Mural, Pants David Lerner, Over the knee Stuart, Weitzman boots

Think outside of the typical color waive
Sure, Halston made the white fur a must have in the 60′s but as of recent, designers have incorporated a rainbow of hues into their collections. You cannot walk into a boutique or department store without spotting faux or real fur in bold colors and even pastels.

Hat J Crew, Sunnies Marc Jacob, Necklace Stella & Dot, Dress Twelfth Street by, Cynthia Vincent, Fur BCBG, Over the knee Steve, Madden boots

Hat J Crew, Sunnies Marc Jacob, Necklace Stella & Dot, Dress Twelfth Street by, Cynthia Vincent, Fur BCBG, Over the knee Steve, Madden boots

Fur as a layering piece
Try a vest over a tunic dress paired with a high shaft boot for a bohemian feel. Or challenge yourself with a long maxi dress added with a cropped less bulky fur like rabbit or faux shearling to create a stylish look during the afternoon hours.

Earrings Vintage, Shirt BCBG, Fur Neiman Marcus, Pants Rock & Republic, Boots Maumero

Earrings Vintage, Shirt BCBG, Fur Neiman Marcus, Pants Rock & Republic, Boots Maumero

Head to a consignment shop and find a vintage fur
It’s easier on the wallet and you can add a new satin liner, belting a stole or taking your new piece to the cleaners for them to modernize the lines with a nip and a tuck. I enjoy whipping out my Grammy’s piece for a bit of old school glamour.

Sunnies Ray Bans, Jumper Young Fabulous & Broke, Fur Vintage Belt Vintage, Clutch Alexander Mcqueen

Sunnies Ray Bans, Jumper Young Fabulous & Broke, Fur Vintage, Belt Vintage, Clutch Alexander Mcqueen

I would like to give a huge shout out to MLFurs, Denver’s most trusted furrier since the 1950′s. If you love fur like moi, I highly recommend you to check out MLFurs as their philosophy is based on “visualizing not only a fabulous fur, but also how to style and accessorize a look” (get the best of both worlds). Their fabulous furs are top-notch, must have items in your closet with a wide selection of stylish jackets and coats. The designs MLFurs provides are extremely sophisticated originating from around the globe to surface in every woman’s closet. You’d be crazy to pass up the deals they offer. I realize furs can be expensive but like I always say, it’s the cost per wear. And trust me you will get years of wear. The winter is here so jump online, type into your browser mlfurs.com, and truly recognize the elegance fur can impact on your wardrobe (it will be huge trust me) as well as keep you WARM!!!

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