2017 Winter Trend: (Faux) Fur Coats

Once upon a time (faux) fur coats were quite a niche look: either super rich socialite, OR granny chic style you know. So if you secretly loved fur coats but were neither a grandma nor a rich socialite, and instead had a 9-5 job, a tube ride to work every day, and just a strong a penchant for fashion well then… too bad for you.

Sometime circa 2013 though, fashion decided enough is enough! Everyone wants to look like a million bucks, and there are more gals out there who love luxe then those who don’t, and you really don’t need to wait until you make your first million, or reach the beautiful age of say 60 to be socially acceptable in a fur coat. Nope.

So for the last 5 years or so fur coats have been the IT coats of winter, and 2017 is no stranger to that, in fact I think fur coats have never been more of a staple than today. Especially the vintage style ones and the brown-nude-latte-white-creamy-tone ones. They’re perfection.

The downside of it is finding the right one without breaking the bank, so you can either chase the retail chains for latest faux fur trends out there, or just find a great fur sale to get your lust quenched.

Once that is sorted out the most dreadful question will remain pending:

HOW TO WEAR a fur coat?

The glam look. When you’re dressed to the nines and a fur coat is pretty much the only stylishly acceptable coat: silky dress, high slit, stiletto sandals or over the knee boots, jewelry, bold lips. Somewhere between a Monte-Carlo-rich-look, and a posh winter evening out look.


The sophisticated look. It’s sort of like your work outfit or your fashion-week-kinda-of-style topped of with a fur coat. Par example: flirty dresses, boots, leather pants, button-downs, chunky sweaters, heels, beanie hats, jeans, crop tops. In other words – do you, only with a fur coat.


The cool-casual look. This one’s the easiest and best by far, just because it’s so effortless it’s easy to do and there is no wrong way about it, IF you naturally have a great style. This is winter going-shopping-look, meeting friends, running errands, etc. Boyfriend jeans, sneakers, boots, sweatpants, activewear, baseball hats, sweaters, sweatshirts, T-shirts. It’s the I-don’t-care-what-I-look-like-look BUUUUT I’m not so unaware cause I just threw a fur coat over. So… it’s fashion without being too fashion you know. I also think this one is the 2017 look.


Any thoughts on this trend? Let’s talk about it.