Faking It

 

Who needs the real deal? Get the look of leather, fur, exotic skins and more—at a fraction of the price, no less!—with these fabulous faux.

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A Call to Arms

 

Fabulous “fur” cuffs give this wool and cashmere coat a chic-retro look.

 

Ann Taylor wool coat with faux fur cuffs, $398; anntaylor.com

Photo courtesy of Ann Taylor

Toe Shoes

 

These 100 percent PU ballet flats boast contrasting toes and heels for a super chic look.

 

Gap patent ballet flats, $50; gap.com

Photo courtesy of Gap

Bombs Away

 

You don’t have to be a pilot to appreciate this classic jacket (rendered in pleather for an animal- and wallet-friendly take on the original).

 

Hazel pleather jacket, $98; piperlime.com

Photo courtesy of Piperlime

Cool Carryall

 

This over-sized, leather-like bag will hold a whole day’s worth of stuff in style.

 

H&M bag, $24.99; H&M stores

Photo courtesy of H&M

Short Story

 

For best effect, wear these faux leather shorts as you would a mini skirt, with opaque tights and short or tall boots.

 

The Limited cuffed shorts, $60; thelimited.com

Photo courtesy of The Limited

Spot On

 

These spotted flats are guaranteed to go with almost everything in your wardrobe.

 

Amalia leopard flat, $98; bananarepublic.com

Photo courtesy of Banana Republic

Fly Girl

 

Keep your head heated with this “rabbit fur” trimmed aviator cap.

 

Paul Leinburd Designs By Crown Cap aviator hat, $82; lordandtaylor.com

Photo courtesy of Lord & Taylor

Buckle Up

 

These military-inspired, microsuede boots look especially right paired with skinny jeans.

 

Simply Vera Vera Wang ankle boots, $90; kohls.com

Photo courtesy of Kohl's

Overall Appeal

 

Worn open or closed, this super soft, synthetic suede jacket delivers a sexy look.

 

Express (Minus the) Suede jacket, $98; express.com

Photo courtesy of Express

Fur Sure

 

Slip this furry capelet over sweaters, jackets, coats or tees for a look with added punch.

 

Bebe faux fur capelet, $139; bebe.com

Photo courtesy of Bebe

Peep Show

 

These ostrich-embossed platforms will see you straight through spring and summer.

 

Talbots ostrich-embossed peep-toe platforms, $179; talbots.com

Photo courtesy of Talbots

Penny Pincher Pearls

 

Luxe up your lobes with a pair of crystal and faux pearl drop earrings.

 

White House Black Market faux pearl bauble earring, $24; whbm.com

Photo courtesy of White House Black Market

Posh Pants

 

Top these black, skinny, snakeskin print pants with a chunky, over-sized sweater for a subtly sexy look.

 

Victoria’s Secret VS legging jean, $60; victoriassecret.com

Photo courtesy of Victoria's Secret

Cozy Collar

 

This knit coat’s built-in faux fur collar adds style and warmth.

 

Zara knit coat, $60; Zara stores

Photo courtesy of Zara

Shake Your Bootie

 

Luxe-looking fake fur gives these clog booties an apr├Ęs-ski look.

 

Michael Michael Kors Parker faux fur clog booties, $198; bloomingdales.com 

 

Still feel like faking it? Mimic some of this season’s runway trends with budget-friendly pieces by studying our "Runway to Real Way" suggestions. 

Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale's

First Published Thu, 2011-01-13 17:08

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