I remember being embarrassed when my mom picked me up from school in her long fur coat. It seemed so over the top, especially for her (at the time) vegetarian daughter. But (faux or real — your call) fur coats are everywhere this winter, and an easy way to look super chic when it’s brutally cold. Rich navies, bright magentas, Easter egg blues, and icy greys update the look, but classic blacks and browns bring a luxe elegance that will be stylish for years. It’s the cut that’s key. Case in point: My mom’s ’80s fur would feel completely 20198 if shortened a bit. Bomber styles are super modern and perf for a night out or for keeping a black tie gown from feeling stuffy, or go with a longer mid-thigh length version for added warmth and weekend to work versatility. Here are more ideas for how to wear a fur coat.