Nearly three years ago to this very day I walked into a dive bar with a couple friends in a seedy neighborhood in San Francisco. It had been a long, uneventful night as we headed home from a holiday party. I took a seat in my navy blue lace cocktail dress and cozied up in a vintage fur shawl I’d recently purchased, when I couldn’t help but notice a woman scowling at me just a few bar stools away.
“What is that you’re wearing?” she asked. “Is that RAT fur?” she howled as she let out a loud, evil, Ursula-like laugh. It was an instant Disney villain flashback and while slightly disturbing, she had a point.
I looked ridiculously over-dressed and I should have known better than to wear real fur so I kept my mouth shut. From that day forward I’ve worn faux fur and never looked back once. There are so many benefits. It’s everywhere, it’s in-extinctable and it adds an undeniable glam factor to any woman’s winter wardrobe as shown below on my sister.
My sis, Jody, striking a pose in this Michael Kors faux fur jacket seen earlier here& my previous post. She’s also wearing my 2nd favorite winter trend – leather (faux leather is good too) F21 pants Photo details: Photographer – Thomas Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Lens: EF35mm f/1.4L USM E Light: Canon Speedlite 580EX Setup: Camera set on tripod, Speedlite handheld
Moving on to the Queen of Faux…Rachel Zoe
Rachel Zoe is one of Hollywood’s top celebrity stylists. Her own fashion line includes lots of faux fur.
Favorite tips to wearing faux fur:
1. If you’re new to wearing faux fur, try a vest with your favorite pair of jeans and a simple solid top.
2. Choose your favorite color or pattern. There are so many light, dark, and glamorous natural shades.
3. I wear this trend during fall & winter so now is the time to buy, plus they are probably on sale now that the holidays are over. Any faux fur detail on a jacket or coat works too if you want small doses.
(Sidenote- If you ever want to torture a guy, make him watch a marathon of the “Rachel Zoe Project.”
Trend 2 – Loving Leather
Leather jacket- F21 Boots- Report Signature
This pic featuring leather is from my very first blog post earlier this year when I had a couple readers including myself.However, leather is a big trend for skirts, dresses, jackets and boots in all different shades this winter. And speaking of boots, they’re my 3rd favorite winter trend. There are so many hot styles now from booties to thigh-highs that you really should spend ample time in the shoe section test walking any style that catches your fancy.
Faux fur, leather and boots are my favorite trends this winter. Are you a faux fur fan & what are your fave styles because spring attire will be stocked before we know it? :)
I hope you all enjoyed the holidays! See you in a few days