What? You think a girl that lives in Florida cant rock a faux fur coat? Let me go on record to say that I will risk suffering from heat stroke before I miss out on one of my favorite seasonal trends. And with a little help from my friend Lorraine Castle, you’ll be able to see more on how I pull this off this month in the upcoming issue of Prolific Quarterly.
Part boho, part glam, consider this lux piece THE accessory for pulling off winter chic. It adds just the right amount of edge while complimenting a perfectly put together outfit, chic or casual.
Below are a few of my favorite picks, all available now….
Glam Faux Fur Coat from bebe, $229
My favorite purchase in recent weeks, this coat screams “Boss“. Hitting at just the right length, and with just the right volume, it packs just the right wow factor. AND its cozy. Added bonus- it kind of gives off that Carrie Bradshaw look circa Seasons 1 & 2. Her coat was everything…
Snag it online here- bebe
Wanderess Shag Jacket by Lovers & Drifters, $159
This jacket is literally life. It has that perfect vintage vibe, while the color gives off that “I don’t care” attitude. As you can see, it works perfect with little underneath- literally. So you wont have to give it up when the temperatures start rising again. And why would you want to?
Visit here for info- Lovers & Drifters
Now how can you work this look into your current wardrobe?
Any. Way. You. Want. To.
The key here is to balance the heavy texture according with the occasion. I’ve worn my to work many days, draped casually over a short, loose dress. For this style, think Free People- they are iconic for mixing fabrics, like chunky knits with lace. And this stunner, featured in the October catalog is perfection….
But maybe you want to stand out? And who can blame you? After all, fashion is a way of expressing yourself without having to say a word. So turn some heads with color. My personal favorite is a deep jewel-toned green. Its still muted enough to be appropriate for any outing, yet pops…. especially against gray skies.
Or you can go all out. And I know all too well how drab things can get mid-winter. So go for it. Brighten up your day, and everyone else’s.
No one will be mad at you when you look this damn good-
But maybe no matte what the shade, you still feel basic in one hue.
Don’t worry girl- I gotchu too.
Simply break up a monochromatic look underneath with lux patterns on top.
Another way to rock this look- Vintage.
This is for my bohemian babies. The Coachella loving, effortlessly sexy, music queens.
Leather leggings, vintage rocker tee’s, wide brimmed fedoras, flowing lace- you love it all. So a coat that screams 70’s glam is just another one of the many details you adorn each day just to say one thing- You love music AND fashion.
But we’re not done yet….
I’m talking about accessories.
Maybe you just need a touch of added glam for your already on-point outfit?
You’ll be able to add that touch pretty much anywhere you’d like this season. From fur trimmed gloves- elbow length, please- to detailed handbags, nothing is off limits.
But my personal favorite winter accessory of choice is still an oversized scarf. Its perfect to wear all day when you want to say “Boss”, and simple enough to throw on to run errands. The plusher the “fur”, the more dramatic the effect. Don’t forget a flawless red pout to go with.
Head to Anthropologie to score these posh numbers-
One thing is for certain thought- no matter how you choose to rock this trend, be prepared to feel like royalty.
Without the guilt.
Because no matter the trend, it is NEVER a good look when it involves the pain and torture of another for unnecessary luxuries. Especially when there are so many other ways that offer the exact look and feel.
Fashion is just another tool to inspire and empower others. It should make the person wearing it feel good. Strong. Confident.
And those feelings will never be obtained, nor respected, when you have blood on your hands.
Photographer- Lorraine Castle
So express yourself- but express yourself with compassion. Always be sure that the message you’re sending is one you can be proud of.
That never goes out of style.