Gorgeous leather in scarlet and black, a luxurious fox fur gilet — these are the pieces our Winter wardrobe dreams are made of. Belstaff's holiday campaign invites us to Dare the Night, and we plan to do just that by infusing their edgy opulence into our every ensemble. Versatile pieces, like the quilted Cheshire moto jacket, make for easy layering when embarking on an after-dark adventure. Pair the lambskin jacket with a cabernet-splashed python clutch for an audacious approach to a night out. Peruse some of our favorites from the luxe brand's holiday campaign below, then head to Belstaff.com for a true lesson in chic evening dressing.
If you've been mourning the end of fur vest season, Olivia Palermo has a trick that might be the fix you've been looking for. She stepped out at a Furla party in Japan wearing an Ashley B jacket that mixed two of our favorite chilly-weather pieces — a fur vest and a sleek leather jacket. On their own, both pieces aren't quite warm enough to combat early Winter weather, but paired together? It's a different story. Olivia's not the first to land on the doubled-up look, either; see which celebs beat her to the punch.
This isn't a fur endorsement — faux all the way! — so much as it is an ode to its ability to punch up even the most casual of Winter outfits. And while a fur coat is probably as luxe as it gets (where outerwear is concerned), you can easily incorporate snappier accents into your cold-weather wardrobe to garner the same kind of cool-girl effect. Here to help our case are seven stylish celebs, all of whom have turned to quick, furry styling tricks to add that little something extra. To start, Jessica Alba amped up the elegance of a black maxidress with a purple-hued fur jacket, Olivia Palermo got it just right with her bright teal fur stole, and Poppy Delevingne channeled her best version of Anna Karenina cool with her fur cossack, tweed trench, and leather gloves. We've got a week's worth of fur-inspired star-studded outfit inspiration — all you have to do is keep clicking to follow suit.
We all want the warmth and coziness that fur provides, but we're not always down with the moral dilemma (and let's not even get into the price tags). Fortunately, there's a way to get the same toasty benefits of fur without going full-stop — just do a quick fake-out with faux. We're getting you started with 14 of the cutest, coziest faux fur pieces that are sure to blend seamlessly into your Fall wardrobe, all while helping you stay warm — plus, each one comes in under 200 bucks. Get shopping now to add these plush pieces to your closet.
Winter means bundling up — and that means dressing with the warmest and most stylish of layers. For the chill, there are few things that lend the luxe sophistication that fur, or equally, faux fur does. Adding texture and the same warmth factor you get from curling up at the fire, a (faux) fur piece proves its worth during the coldest months of the year. The proof is in this crew of celebrity style favorites, each one styling up her own cozy fur vest or coat with perfectly cool effects. The results are as varied as your Winter occasions, with ample examples to inspire a very chic week of wearing fur. From Olivia Palermo's evening-ready take to Nicole Richie's polished on-the-go style, step inside to see and shop all the ways to create your fur and faux fur layers right now.
If you're looking for fur and shearling in small doses, we suggest you try out this season trend on a handbag or clutch. Bag swaps are the easiest way to update a look, and the best part? These shearling and fur bags can easily go several ways: pair them with leather leggings, booties, and a sweater for a cool day look; dress it up with a minidress for an evening ensemble; or follow Karolina Kurkova's lead, shown here on the Michael Kors Fall 2011 runway, and go for silky pants and an oversize knit for ultimate luxury. The result will inevitably feel cozy, but totally cool. Peruse the slideshow to see our top 10 picks and why we love them. Don't forget, a little can go a long way.
Olivia took bohemian elements and turned them into a super-sophisticated outfit for a store opening in Italy yesterday, and we're swooning over the outfit. She took her Tibi-printed top, which she last wore with matching Tibi pants and tucked it into a sheer printed skirt, layered it with a black furry vest, and finished with delicately strapped suede and leather heels.
Olivia added a pop of color via a berry-hued quilted clutch.
One of the biggest trends we saw this season at New York Fashion Week was the inspired use of fur. From fuzzy-trimmed outerwear at Rag & Bone and Alexander Wang to colorful statement coats at Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch, this sumptuous material was popping up all over the runways in new and exciting iterations! To get the full scoop on fur, cozy up to our second NYFW trend report now!
One of the biggest trends we saw for Fall 2011 at New York Fashion Week was the inspired use of fur. From fuzzy-trimmed outerwear at Rag & Bone and Alexander Wang to colorful statement coats at Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch, this sumptuous material was popping up all over the runways in new and exciting iterations! To get the full scoop on fur, cozy up to our trend report now!