Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fur the Love this Valentines Day

In these lean economic times, you would think fur isn’t playing a dominant role in the fashion world, but it’s actually quite the contrary. The fashion industry is constantly seeking new ways to renew and refresh our desire for luxury, and fur is not only incredibly luxurious, but it’s also surprisingly practical and renewable. Having outstood the test of time, it’s very apparent fur is timeless and classic, thus seemingly recession proof. Fur is a fantasy addition to anyone’s closet; what dreams are made of. It can be worn with anything, and is sure keep you toasty and chic for winters to come.

One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to fur these days is that your choices are limited to your Grandmother’s full length bulky mink or beaver coat, which couldn’t be further from the truth. As a staple on the Winter 2009/2010 runways, it’s apparent that fur has been updated.

The fabulous fur phenomenon doesn’t stop short at jackets… There is a large variety of boleros, shrugs, jackets, 7/8ths, full lengths, and the most fashionable and favored fur choice; the vest. Fur vests are making appearances all over the fashion scene this season, and this classic winter piece can be worn over a hot dress, or with a plaid shirt and jeans, making it ultra versatile.

Fur is of course something of a controversial issue, with groups like PETA constantly campaigning to stop the use of real fur, but fur is also a green, eco-logical, natural, renewable and sustainable resource. Synthetics are effective, but they are typically made from petro-chemicals and non-renewable resources that can cause the environment serious issues, and they also don't keep you as warm. Needless to say, the argument remains debatable. When it comes to fur, the choice is entirely yours.

If you make the choice to rock this glamorous trend, it will ultimately come down to your own personal style and preference. Incorporate fur into your wardrobe in a way that works for you.

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