Once upon a time, fur coats were reserved exclusively for “occasions.” A winter wedding or a night at the opera warranted unzipping the dusty garment bag and swaddling oneself in luxury. Furs symbolized society, wealth, and status. Well, that fairytale is over.
Fashion, like the society it clothes, is ever evolving. Modern women are no longer willing or able to delay their want for luxury for the rare and ever elusive “perfect occasion.” We live in a world in which many of us need to put on an outfit in the morning that is versatile enough to take us from work to our child’s soccer game and out to dinner on the town. The furs of today allow us to do just that.
Furs are trending to new heights—and accessibility. Long gone are the days of fur having any limits or rules. Today, we can find fur everywhere: from traditional coats to the trim on a pair of aviator sunglasses (thank you Givenchy). So the question becomes: how do we wear it? While we give props to the divas sporting the fur-trimmed eyewear, at Rouge we have identified three ways for real women to embrace the fur trend in a stylish yet tasteful way.
#1: The Fur Vest
The fur vest is a modern update to the classic cardigan, and our Rouge pick is this June rabbit fur draped vest in walnut. Soft, snuggly, and warm, this vest offers all of the benefits of your favorite sweater with a bit more edge. Wear over J Brand jeans and a Michael Stars t-shirt with flats for a casual daytime look—then switch to a pair of killer Loeffler Randall heels and add a necklace before meeting friends for drinks. Pair a fur vest over a fitted Tart dress or a silk Equipment blouse for a day at the office, or layer it over a sweater for extra warmth while window shopping. Options are endless—this is literally a wear all day, every day piece.
#2: The Shearling Coat
Modern fashionistas are trading in the full-length, evening fur coats of yesteryear to indulge in the incredibly special, yet every day suited shearling coat. This amazing Rebecca Minkoff coat graced her runway. With its superb drape and unparalleled warmth, it can carry you from day to night and become your go-to winter coat.
#3: The Smoking Flat
For those of us who might not be quite ready to incorporate a fur garment into our wardrobe, Yosi Samra’s smoking flats provide a perfect entryway via which to ease into this trend. Representing both the fur and menswear trends, these flats add just the right amount of edge to any outfit.
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