How to wear fur in modern day London
Even though I like most things natural, when in comes to fur, only the fakest of ‘faux’ will do.
Mine is vintage as well as fake, so double brownie points. I found it in one of my Oxfam rummages, it’s 50% cotton, 10% silk, 40% polyester, lined in velvet silk, no less. A real find.
How to wear fur these days
# Obviously it has to be fake, and look, absolutely fake. You want to look sassy & sexy, not like you are the middle aged executioner of small indefensible animals. Anything from real fur adds at least 10 years and a stone to the person wearing it – you have been warned!
#Colour full fake Is very now, pastel pink, ice blue or mint green…. If it’s a whole fur coat you are going for, make sure the quality is there and is a nicely tailored item with proper lining. Some of the best ones I’ve seen are expensive, so it’s not a throwaway thing. Make sure you get a colour and a shape you absolutely adore.
#There are excellent vintage options, fun fake fur from the 60’s or 70’s are valuable collectors items. The best ones won’t be cheap either.
#If it’s only a fur trim, like a nifty little add-on collar, or a fun & fluffy fake fur, clutch, one can be a little bit more lax! Save yourself some pennies and allow some light restorative shopping from zara or top shop. Lots of tempting, inexpensive accessories, but exercise caution. One fake fur item at a time only, please. Do not pile on the trends….
#Forget the myth that fur is an ‘investment’ buy. The cut of old fashioned fur coats look frumpy and old fashioned straight away. It is a cruel trend, remnant from our barbarous past. (Here) there is something tragic about a woman wearing a real fur coat as fashion statement.
# Leopard print is my own favourite for a more timeless look. It will look classic, sassy & sexy, long after the trend is done and dusted with. Please remember no leopards must ever be harmed. (Leopards are protected animals though it’s getting very late for that.) Our wild life has a tough enough time as it is, donate here and look divine in your fake fur.