Proving that high fashion does have a sense of humour, after all, fantasy fur has become a repetitive guilty pleasure that has resonated through collections since the Elmo jacket first made its debut. Celebrating the switch in designer aesthetics towards cruelty-free statement pieces, low impact accessories with a faux fur aesthetic are bringing the fun and games back into your seasonal style rotation – with the Furse this season’s best seller.
Instigated by long-serving PETA advocates like Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood, the designer tides are turning as many high fashion favourites embrace the fake fur revolution and look to synthetic substitutes instead. Kick starting your winter wardrobe obsession with all things furry, this season wasn’t short of tactile detailing as cuffs, heels, bags and hoods all got a substantial smattering of shaggy adornment.
With a fast track fashion aesthetic resonating across all style capitals, ‘gimme gimme’ go-tos are an easy and affordable way of spicing up your street style with fresh twists on wardrobe favourites. Ideal for the savvy spender rich on style but low on funds, sumptuous soft touch accessories offer a bold yet unassuming ode to the year’s most underestimated catwalk winners.
Storming their way into everyday designs, furses (that’s a faux fur purse to you and me) in a full spectrum of colours are the ideal substitute to busy totes and serious statement pieces – leaving a bit of room to play with the high-luxe / high street melange captivating street stylers across the globe. Perfect for surpassing the high brow allure of IT essentials and cutting right to the core of what’s hot, opt for a pick n’ mix attitude to accessorising this season.
It all comes down to feel factor this winter, with designers pushing their plush agenda hard. Opting for downy designs, cheap and chic velour or faux fur, tactile detailing is a simple yet effective way of getting your daily dose of designer gravitas. With a range of boots, purses and outerwear options to choose from, the VAUGHAN girls went for this endlessly alluring Alexander McQueen clutch bag.
A vibrant design that pairs perfectly with the technicolour allure of our bright blue Cassie pussy bow blouse
, we’re styling this hot fuzz accessory with smart suiting and a colour block coat for added high fashion style notes. Unable to resist the allure of touch me feel me adornment, we’ve tied this outfit together with a pair of tangy orange suede booties with clear Perspex heels – the perfect celebration of colour and texture to enlighten even the grittiest urban backdrop this winter.
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