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 every winter, really — they never go out of style). Fact: A furry topper is an easy way to look super chic when it’s brutally cold. And believe it or not, it’s really easy to figure out how to wear a fur coat without looking over the top.
Rich navy, bright magenta, Easter egg blue, and icy grey update the look, but classic black and brown furs bring a luxe elegance that will be stylish for years. When it comes to how to wear a fur coat, it’s the cut that’s key. Case in point: My mom’s ’80s fur would feel completely 2021 if shortened a bit, and actually Carrie Bradshaw brought back the ’80s style fur coat not so long ago, so really anything is possible with the right ‘tude. 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. Still not convinced you know how to wear a fur coat, real or faux?
Here are more ideas for how to wear a fur coat — without looking overly extra.