How to Style: Faux Fur

You’ve gotta love Faux Fur! It’s a cruelty-free, animal-friendly way to enjoy feeling all cosy and cute like a little kitten. But boy, can it be intimidating! It’s allllllll over the shops at the moment thanks to the geniuses at Max Mara, Miu Miu and the like. Get it right, and it can add some glamour and texture to an outfit. Get it wrong, and it could end up looking cheap, tacky or a bit too big bear-like (although I still kinda like the bear look – see below).

In this post, I’m going to show you five different ways to style Faux Fur into your #OOTDs. Just a pre-warning though, you may end up wanting to stroke yourself a little too much!!

Look One – Faux Fur Stole


These multicoloured stoles are a great way to add a splash of colour into an outfit and introduce faux fur into your wardrobe. We can thank the likes of the beautiful Olivia Palermo for kicking off the trend again this year when she wore a brightly coloured CHARLOTTE SIMONE stole during fashion week. 

I love this TOPSHOP one, it instantly jazzes up an all black outfit and is a perfect match for tan or red accessories, which as you probably already know I’m a tad obsessed with at the moment. The blue on the stole really stands out and keeps the look vibrant and interesting – it’s also one of my fave colours.

I styled this one over a black roll neck paired with a black skort. I added the belt to stop stole-slippage (yes that’s a real phrase) 🙂 This version is great because it can also be wrapped around your neck easily, but there are a billion out there to choose from. I would wear a plain coat (black or even tan if you have one) as I wouldn’t want to detract from these beautiful colours or make the outfit look too busy.


Multicoloured Stole

Bright Coloured Stole 

Look Two – Faux Fur Cuffs

These faux fur cuffs are adorable and such a cute way to incorporate a small amount of the good stuff into your outfit. A cuff or a collar is a gentle nod to the trend, especially for those of you who may be feeling a little shy around the fur situation.

There are oodles of options on the high street right now. The black coat is an old MISS SELFRIDGE number from about a decade ago, but I’ve linked the cream ‘coatigan’ below along with the bobble hat.


Coat with Faux Fur Cuffs

Bobble Hat
Faux Suede Skort

Look Three – A Faux Fur Gilet

Gilets are another popular way to incorporate the fuzzy stuff into an outfit. They are actually extremely cosy, as they are keeping your most sensitive bits warm. However, as they are not covering your arms, they are not adding the extra inches that faux fur coats and jackets do. I think it’s chic to add a belt to cinch in your waist to help keep the silhouette in proportion.

There are numerous options out there. I’ve linked some below for your perusal.


Black Faux Fur Gilet 

Budget Faux Fur Gilet 

White faux fur gilet

Look Four – Faux Fur Sleeves 

I posted this look a couple of weeks ago on the blog and I am still in love with it!!! 

There’s something so cool about big fluffy sleeves!! Sure, your older family members might make bear/chicken jokes when they see you. They may even look at you like you’re an alien that’s just landed, but you’ll be snuggly and that’s the main thing my friend 😉


Top with Faux Fur Sleeves 

Look Five – The Faux Fur Coat

Right, this final look is not for the faint hearted. It’s big, it’s in your face and it packs a punch. You may get confused for a Russian mafia WAG, or even worse, Kat Slater. But, my gosh will you be warm!!!! 

If you’re feeling a bit shy I suggest sticking to a neutral tone or a simple colour (ie: black or cream) 

I’ve worn this coat with trainers in the day for a more edgy shopping style or heels at night for the ‘wannabe VIP’ kind of look. This particular one was from PRETTY LITTLE THING last year in the sale however, I’ve linked some similar options below.

N.B Moody face optional 😉


Splurge Faux Fur Coat

Steal Faux Fur Coat


Black OTK Boots

I hope you’re having a fabulous week and as always I would love to hear your comments!

Until next time,

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