15 Faux Fur Styles to Purr Over

Love the luxe look of fur, but worry about being cruelty-free? Go faux! Here are 15 styles, from boots and dresses to coats and hats, that will keep you warm, trendy and oh-so-chic this season. Faux never looked so fab -- Me-Wow!

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Think (Faux) Mink

A warm vest is a cold weather essential, and you’ll look ski goddess chic in this white quilted number with a removable faux mink collar. Can you hear the schuss of the mountains calling?


White House Black Market vest, $158, whitehouseblackmarket.com

White House Black Market

Shear Elegance

The look of shearling doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. The  faux-fur cuffs and collar on this belted coat give the mountain vibe without compromising your views or your fashion sense.


Calvin Klein faux shearling coat, $238, nordstrom.com


Take a Handout

Faux-fur fashion is right at your fingertips with these fun - and functional - rhinestone-embellished hand warmers that add just a dash of flash to your fall/winter wardrobe.

Juicy Couture faux fur hand warmers, $48, lordandtaylor.com

Lord & Taylor

Hello, Moto

The trendy moto-style jacket gets the faux-shearling treatment with this chic style. We love the way the faux-leather trim and asymmetrical zipper add instant hipness to your outfit. Harley not included.

Old Navy Moto jacket, $79.94, oldnavy.com

Old Navy

Scarf It Up

A super-soft faux-fur scarf ups the glamour quotient on any outfit – whether it’s jeans and a casual jacket or a fancy evening ensemble.

Chico’s Fabulous ascot, $69, chicos.com


Jacket Required

There’s the fall-tastic aubergine color. And the cool leather belt. And don’t forget the faux-fur shawl collar. Yep, put ‘em all together and what do you get? The season’s must-have style.

Plenty! by Tracy Reese cardigan, $218, dillards.com


How the West Was Worn

Add a little Western flair to your fall and winter wardrobe with this faux-shearling vest featuring a fab fold-over collar. Can we get a yee-haw!?

Sanctuary Charlie faux shearling vest, $130, nordstrom.com


Doff Your Hat

Our – well, hats – are off to this cozy trapper style done in knit and faux fur. See, sometimes, you want something sweet and just a little bit quirky that will still keep your head extra warm. This, our friends, is just for those times.

Banana Republic trapper hat, $49.50, bananarepublic.com

Banana Republic

Ring Around the Collar

Feel like making a fall statement? All eyes will be on you in this cashmere/silk cardigan with a faux-fur collar. Feeling a bit more demure? The collar is removable. Two sweaters for the price of one? We’ll take two.


Victoria’s Secret cardi sweater, $79.50, victoriassecret.com

Victoria's Secret

Clutch Time

What’s better than a perfect little evening clutch? A perfect little evening clutch swathed in faux leopard fur, that’s what! Bonus: This fierce bag comes with a cross-body chain strap when you’d rather be claws – we mean, hands – free.

Topshop Leopard Faux Fur Clutch Bag, $70, topshop.com


Animal Magnetism

The classic wool glove gets a little movie star mojo when it's met with leopard-print faux-fur cuffs. Go ahead and purr.

Lauren by Ralph Lauren gloves, $48, macys.com


Cuff Love

Give your LBD a little flair with faux-fur cuffs. This cashmere number is soft, sassy and so, so stylish. Dancing, anyone?

Autumn Cashmere dress, $330, bergdorfgoodman.com

Bergdorf Goodman

Seasonal Crop

This cropped, fitted double-weave jacket looks lovely on its own, but add the detachable faux-fur collar? Instant luxe.

Ann Taylor jacket, $199.99, anntaylor.com

Ann Taylor

Vintage Vibe

Feeling a bit retro? Reach for this vintage-inspired checked coat with a fab crimped faux-fur collar. Betty Draper? Eat your heart out.

Tiny houndstooth coat, $298, anthropologie.com


Shake Your Bootie

Go ahead, drive a wedge between your regular boots with this chic, yet cozy, style. The faux fur cuffs give an après ski vibe, while the 4-inch stacked heel still screams fashion. Bring on the snow.

Gianni Bini Aspen wedge booties, $129.99, dillards.com


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First Published October 28, 2011

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