How To Actually Wear That Faux Fur Coat You Just Bought

Because it's easy to wander into honey monster territoryPhotographed by Luke & Nik


by Charlie Byrne |
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Every year, there's one item that every single magazine, blog and instagram feed collectively push you into buying. This year's obsession is with the fur coat, which we bet is already taking up half the space in your wardrobe. Or it's in the post. Or you've got it sitting in your shopping basket on Zara/Asos/Topshop. Or under your desk.

Faux fur has been bubbling away for a few seasons now, with new independent brands like Shrimps, Charlotte Simone and Helen Moore coming up with new and innovative faux fur designs that fuelled the trend until it turned into a full-blown furry epidemic - the shops are now stuffed full of fluffy. And long gone are the days of dead-cat-esque-nylon and plasticy leopard print fire hazards - new faux fur is soft, fine and comes in rainbow colours. Huzzah.

READ MORE: Shrimps Is Why You Absolutely Will Still Want To Be Wearing Faux Fur Next Spring

So now you've got it (on order) here's how to actually make it work with everything else you own

Over A Leather Mini


It's such a deflating moment when you've nailed your outfit, you're about to head out for a massive night, and then you realise you have to put a boring coat on over your bangin dress so that you don't die on the way to the tube. This is where the fur coat steps in. It works over any night-time friendly fabric - sequins, leather, lace - you name it, there isn't a look that it won't glam up. Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Christopher Kane all sent little black leather dresses down the runway this season (Kane's even had a fur trim), and with a pair of flat knee high boots, a furry coat and a flick of eyeliner, you can work the sixties trend without sacrificing your vital signs.

Jacket, £75, Monki, Dress, £195, & Other Stories

Over Your Jacket


Faux fur doesn't have to mean wearing a huge furry coat, if you don't want to go full-on fluff, buy a gilet instead and use it to sex up your coat from last year. It's probably best try it on over your coat before your buy though, and don't forget to go a size up if you're ordering online. We paired this pink gilet from Topshop with a sequinned sweatshirt and joggers, for a real texture riot.

Sweatshirt, £65, Urban Outfitters, Joggers, £65, Urban Outfitters, Jacket, £275, APC, Gilet, £65, Topshop, Shoes, £22, River Island

With Your Trainers


There's something awesome about wearing a furry coat with unexpected footwear. Remember Carrie Bradshaw trekking through the snow on NYE in a fur coat and white booties? Well you probably don't own a pair of white calf leather Manolos, so we reckon you should opt for statement trainers instead. Throwing a faux fur coat over you denim and trainers is an easy way to feel a bit more pulled together, and like you should have an entourage. Nothing wrong with that.

Jumpsuit, £69.99, Zara, Coat, £450, Ganni, Sneaker boots, £140, Nike

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Clutch, £185, Shrimps, Waistcoat, £34.99, H&M, Stole, £185, Finds, Bag, £195, House of Holland, Cushion, £4.99, B&M, Phone case, £12, Asos, Ear muffs, £19, & Other Stories

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Photographed by Luke & Nik

Art Direction: Anna Jay

Stylist: Magda Bryk

Make up and Hair: Lucy Pearson

Model: Charlotte @ FM

This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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