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.
Tired sofas — we've all had them. Before you give up on the one you've been glaring at all year, try taking a stab at re-styling it with Winter-friendly layers — lots of them. We'll show you how!
- Start by tucking a folded quilt into the center sofa cushions to provide subtle pattern and texture. To avoid an overly crafts-y look, shop for block-printed options, which feel particularly fresh.
- Faux-fur pillows provide softness and warmth and are great for curling up with. For something slightly more unexpected, try mixing two different colors of fur. As long as they coordinate with the rest of your accessories, the result will look cohesive.
- For a pop of color and a touch of whimsy, throw a pom-pom throw over the arm of your sofa.
- Finish the look by adding a plush shag or flokati rug to accompany the touchable fabrics. A graphic version can still work well with a patterned quilt as long as the color palettes match. This crisscross fleece version is an especially good buy!
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.
Controversial but undeniably chic, fur can be kid-friendly — we promise! If you're not up for splurging on Mackage's real-fur Leelee-T coat ($395), don't worry: we've found 10 faux finds, from the dramatic (Mini Rodini's faux fur might make Rachel Zoe jealous) to subtle (Juicy Couture's puffer jacket with a faux-fur-lined hood). Gap, Crewcuts, and Zara have created some awesome fur vests, perfect for Fall's falling temperatures, so keep clicking to find your favorite.
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.
Opening Oct. 28, Anonymous posits the question, "Was Shakespeare a fraud?" The theory has been raised many times throughout literary history, and the upcoming drama directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Rhys Ifans and Vanessa Redgrave is only the latest.
While Anonymous may not answer any definitive questions about Shakespeare's identity, it does address the luxurious look of Queen Elizabeth's castle, seen in the photo below. The look may be a bit over the top, but when you're lazing with your lover in Elizabethan England, a warm fire and furs are sure to warm up the nippy air in the drafty castle.
Want to get the look at home? Start with some luxe-looking furs — cruelty free, of course — with the Austin Horn Collection
Faux-Fur Throw ($550). The soft faux-fur throw is crafted in the style of clean-edge French mink and finished with handmade fur pom-pom tassels. Made of cotton and backed with silk, it won't shed.
To add some ambience, mix a historical chandelier with a modern one. Start with the traditional Bree Candelabra in Distressed Gold by Aidan Gray ($580), whose traditional materials will contrast beautifully with the modern lucite and artistic shape of the Boom Lucite Candelabra ($90).
For the rest of the look, from romantic organic roses to an actual fireplace mantel, just click on each image!
It's just about time to start bundling up in cozy coats and warm Winter boots, and right now we are loving all things fur. The Fall 2011 runways were filled with beautiful and innovative iterations of this cold weather staple. Prabal Gurung showed swoon-worthy, ombre fur jackets, Diane von Furstenberg and Gucci wowed with emerald green pieces, and Alexander Wang and Altuzarra debuted furry shoes that we are itching to get our hands on. However, not only is real fur expensive, many people have mixed feelings about purchasing fur. With that in mind, we rounded up 10 amazing faux fur pieces that you won't want to take off come Spring!
Fur, both real and faux, returned for Fall, and one of the most interesting incarnations of the furry stuff was the debut of the gorilla arm. By that, we mean the seriously, thickly fur-covered sleeves of coats. Rag & Bone showed it in their futuristic Scottish ski bum, Giles did it under a black corset, and Peter Som took it to the trench. It's certainly a bold look, but one that could be hard to pull off. What do you think of this trend? Would you wear it?
For a lesson in cozy-chic layering, I'm not looking any further than Fab reader a r i — she hit the streets in a to-die-for layered ensemble that I'm feeling compelled to copy. She wore black leggings, an oversize striped sweater, and a faux-fur stole, then added a pair of studded open-toe heels with casual gray socks. Her gobs of jewelry and bright orange lipstick are the perfect touch. She totally stole my heart with this look, and I'm truly inspired!
Congrats to a r i!
Everyone else, submit your looks, and I might feature you on FabSugar!
We absolutely love the look and feel of Winter vests. They're a supremely functional layering piece that can be paired with everything from long dresses to jeans and sweaters, plus they work in Spring and Fall, too. On the Fall 2010 runway, Winter vests were styled so fashionably, they defined the outfit, and between shearling, faux fur, real fur, leather, and puffers, there are more than a few ways to wear the look. That said, we've helped narrow it down with 15 of our favorites; now it's up to you to get one and style it out your way.