The faux fur coat is back, and this season, it's looking cooler than ever. Here's how to wear fashion's hottest cover-up...
With big designers like Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and Gucci stepping away from fur, faux fur coats have never been so chic. Already a winter coat staple for some, there’s no denying the power of the fuzzy coat when you’re looking to amp up your look in a flash.
Those who haven’t yet experienced the joy of faux fur, here are just a few reasons why it’s your new season hero:
- It’s cool and has the fash-pack approval (see Poppy Delevingne in colourful Shrimps and Alexa Chung in leopard print from her own label).
- The styling options are endless.
- Because they’re not real fur, you can bag a seriously chic (and cruelty-free) style whatever your budget.
Where To Buy A Faux Fur Coat
If you were ahead of the game and bagged yourself a cool neutral style last season, you’ll be pleased to hear they are still a key player, and will easily re-charge your current wares. Should you be looking for something a little bolder, you might want to consider Shrimps and Sézane for their vibrant colour-blocking confections, whilst no one does animal print like Alexa Chung and Tibi.
As for the high street, champions of faux fur like Mango, H&M and Zara offer up a pretty new season styles that are a total bargain. If it’s a faux shearling coat you’re lusting over, look to Gap, New Look and M&S.
From super bright, look-at-me multi-coloured options and animal prints, to classic and pared back fur-trimmed numbers, there’s a faux fur coat to suit everyone.
How To Wear A Faux Fur Coat
I’m very much a fan of the more-is-more look. Wear a colour block or leopard print over a slogan tee or striped multi-coloured cashmere. And seeing as all shades of red are a key AW17 trend thanks to the likes of Valentino, Gucci and Chloé, you won’t go wrong with a berry cover-up paired with a scarlet roll-neck.
If you’re after something more muted, then you really can’t go wrong with a black faux fur coat paired with a smart floaty dress.
Whatever your style, simply scroll on to start shopping the best faux fur coats availably to buy now.
This versatile coat looks much more expensive than it is, and will look great over flared jeans for that 70s vibe.
Team this coat with cropped jeans and high top trainers.
The softest of pinks to go with everything.
We’re already big fans of Alexa’s eponymous clothing brand, but this coat makes us love it even more.
The perfect 60s nod, best worn over a checked maxi skirt and grey roll-neck.
This is a true investment piece you’ll be able to wear season after season.
This classic 70s style coat will go beautifully with a pair of wide-leg jeans.
If you can’t afford Shrimps, this is the next best thing.
Wear this pomegranate beauty with a bright red jumper.
You can’t go wrong with a classic animal print.
It wouldn’t be a faux fur edit without at least one (or two) Shrimps coats. The fashion editor-approved brand is a sound investment.
The detailed lining really makes this beauty stand out.