No matter where you stand on the moral issues of wearing fur, you simply can no longer deny that fur is the biggest trend of this season. Whether it was dyed, striped, turned into entire coats or even Mohawk hair pieces, the omnipresence of fur on this season’s runway was sometimes overwhelming. Although I have to admit that I absolutely love the fuzzy looks the designers showed in their collections, I do strongly want to emphasize that real animal fur is a big no-no for me. I do not want to look fashionable on the back of innocent animals, and neither should you!
Fur-thermore (sorry, I couldn’t help throwing in some lame word play), faux fur alternatives are as caressingly beautiful and uniquely textured as the horrible real deal. Richness and luxury isn’t just exclusively reserved for devilish real fur-loving men and women; with the right amount of faux fur you can feel as regal as all the Cruella De Vils put together!
Just look at the faux fur pieces below and I hope you will agree that faux fur is fur ever. (I’m not biased, I’m just delightfully observant. 😉 )
Stay classic and chic during the cold winter months with this light pink faux fur cropped coat from River Island.
If you want fluffy without the murder- aspect, opt for Mongolian wool! Super warm and cozy and yet very animal friendly.
A combo of faux fur and leopard print? This coat from Zara shows it can still be classy!
This very cute pom beanie from Asos is very faux as well!
Belgium may be covered in snow, somehow I still believe it is high time to start getting ready for warm weather. In my mind, spring has already begun! Pale hues were spotted in practically every designer’s spring-summer 2013 collection, and I simply swooned over all those sorbet coloured shades! Needless to say that this spring will be all about ultra-feminine candy-sweet colours.
To all the tough girls out there: there is indeed a risk of looking like a bridesmaid/ wannabe prom queen/ cupcake shop waitress. However, anyone with a bit of fashion sense can pull this off. (and we’ve got tons of style, ladies!) You just have to believe in yourself! So don’t be afraid to go for a head-to-toe sugary outfit! Too girly? Let me ask you something: what could be more ballsy than opting for a colourblock pastel outfit and totally rocking it? …
Ha! I thought so! 😉 (Being a tough girl isn’t about what you wear, but how you feel!)
Go for pale orange, framboise pink, mint, creamy pistachio, lavender or baby blue. Or mix them all together. Or combine it with nude colours to accentuate the delicate femininity of the outfit.
Spring will be super sweet this year, trust me!
Here’s Elie Saab’s baby blue:
Leighton Meester in mint:
Pale orange and framboise pink for Jemma Baines in Marie Claire: