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How to Wear a Faux Fur Coat

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Wear a Faux Fur Coat
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Fur coats are one of the major trends in the fashion world that have taken over the last seasons, both in the catwalk and the streets. If you go to any of the major fashion chains, you'll find many examples that fashion bloggers are already incorporating into their outfits.

But do you know how to wear a faux fur coat? Here at OneHowTo we'll give you a few tips. Read on, but before we start we must also say that at OneHowTo we do not believe in using real fur, as we do not stand for any kind of animal cruelty. Instead, we recommend using faux fur.

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Steps to follow:


Although fur coats have been here for a few seasons, there is no consensus on whether they are fabulous or whether they should be banned. After all, they're such a dramatic and flamboyant item!

Are fur coats a must or a must not? Since we're starting to see them more and more, it's likely that they'll become a must have item no matter what anyone else says. However, it is important to know how to wear them to avoid looking like Cruella de Vil in search for puppies.


Fur coats have a lot of volume so you can play around with them and balance their impact with other, lighter garments. For example, it's a good idea to wear a faux fur coat with a pair of skinny jeans and non-bulky ankle boots. The pairing is quite chic, and it makes the coat the centerpiece of the outfit.

Moreover, jeans are neutral and they can easily be combined with all colors and patterns.

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You can also go for a contrast of styles instead of a contrast of volumes and lines. We've seen faux fur coats paired with romantic or sheer dresses, and the end result is a boho-chic look, even in winter that many celebrities know how to make the most of. It is a retro, vintage look that is also very casual.

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When playing with colors, if your faux fur coat is light-coloured avoid pairing it with other light colours. Wear it instead with black or dark shades on the bottom half. Leather leggings can help create a more daring, rockstar look that you can boost with a little bold makeup.

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Avoid wearing your faux fur coat with faux fur boots. It's just too much and you could end up with a look that's far too heavy - and a bit sheepish.

If you're worried about what shoes to wear with a faux fur coat, a good option is to wear your fur coat with biker boots or black patent boots.


Finally, you can build a look that's more classical and subtle with a faux fur coat as well, even if it sounds impossible.

Reject coats and jackets with very voluminous fur textures and opt instead for something more discreet. Wear them with a sheer, floating skirt - what about tulle? - and you'll look super chic.

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