Thursday, 10 November 2011

“A man does not buy his wife a fur coat to keep her warm, but to keep her pleasant”

Much to my personal joy it would appear that yet again faux fur is in this winter.  It makes complete sense that the fashion designers in a freezing cold country like the UK would incorporate fur into their designs.  Faux fur is perhaps one of the cosiest things to wear in the winter and luckily unlike previous winter fashions this winter we have a plethora of choice.  Us high street shoppers are no longer limited to faux fur jackets this winter we have scarfs, hats, bags, gloves, gilets (which is basically a long furry waist coat) and possibly any other form of clothing you can think of to chose from.  I remember trying on a white faux fur skirt last was horrendous.  Luckily I haven't seen any fur skirts this winter. We also have a great choice of colour this winter, which actually fills me with glee!  So far I have seen burgundy, blue, pink, purple, teal, brown, black, leopard print, dalmatian print,white and lilac. 

Most stores sell faux fur jackets but I feel that TK Maxx and New Look have some of the best - especially if you are wanting something a bit out of the ordinary.  I am currently lusting over a teal green jacket from TK Maxx.  It was one of those moments where you are walking past the shop window and you find yourself walking backwards.  TK Maxx also have some great bargains the jacket I am referring to was originally £350 and now it is £80.  If like myself though you are rather poor then Primark also have some great designs - including burgundy and blue fur.

(Tk Maxx)

The fur gilet appears to be this winters furry fashion item though rather than the faux fur jacket/coat and it would possibly solve one of my faux fur problems.  I find that when wearing faux fur it is difficult to get a bag on your shoulder but since the gilet has no arms, this may not be such a problem? 

However living in Scotland in general can cause problems for faux fur wearers, faux fur and the rain do not go well together.  You can still wear it in the rain but make sure you have an umbrella - soggy fur is not nice - and make sure you hang it by a radiator when you get home.  But I think the glamour associated with fur outweighs any of the cons.  Fur can add a touch of glamour to any boring outfit and make you feel temporarily like a movie star - try it if you don't believe me.

If you're not a massive lover of faux fur but like to stay in fashion then you could opt for something a little less over the top like a faux fur scarf and in process it could also spice up an old jacket.  With there being such a selection on the market these days though I feel there is no excuse to not have a little bit of faux fur in your wardrobe.

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