Remember these crazy furs I blogged about this year in New York? It seems that fantasy fur in interesting – and often whacky – patterns and colors are now hotter in New York than the classic “old-Hollywood-style” furs.

Fantasy fur

On a recent trip to London, however, I noticed quite a different trend…

fur style in London

You might call it the more conservative approach. Instead of going out and buying the latest multi-colored, multi-textured fur, women seem to be pulling out of their wardrobes their coveted luxury furs and wearing them with super casual clothes – the ultimate hi-low dressing!

fur style in London

It might also have a bit of snob appeal: “Oh! this old thing? I just keep it around to throw on when temperatures dip.” lol

fur style in London

But seriously, I find it a cool way to show different facets of a woman’s personality: a soft, opulent fur with cazh leggings and moto boots – or distressed denim and sneakers.

I did see one or two Londoners using fur to make an entirely elegant statement. Take for example the woman pictured below. Don’t you love how she compensates for a spring-like dress and bare legs in wintery temperatures by being extra insulated on top? (I wonder if it works.) The studs on her booties keep it from being too prissy, however.

fur style in London

I also spotted something akin to the New Yorker trend of donning furs with modern touches, like this curly fur with three-quarter length sleeves…

fur style in London

…or one with cap sleeves! This is an interesting look with puffer coat-like sleeves. Actually, if you really look at the coat, it almost looks like a furry version of the puffer. Of course, she still wears it with jeans and sneakers (or should I say “trainers“?)

fur style in London

Although I spotted a few more wildly patterned furs, they were in more muted colors than I saw in New York.

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You may recall a shot in our post about New York Fashion Week featuring a traditional fur coat with Converse. So this look is not exclusive to London, but I definitely saw more women combining classic furs with super cazh garments there. And I thoroughly enjoyed it.

fur style in London
Outside of Harrods, London

Which way do you prefer fur styling – a la London or New York?

XO, Janea


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8 Comments on Spring Furs in London

  1. melissa from HeyGirlfriend.Net
    March 28, 2016 at 9:13 pm (1 year ago)

    My favorite look is the NYC lady who is wearing the grey 3/4 length sleeve fur coat with the grey cheetah print sweater layered underneath!

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    • Janea
      March 29, 2016 at 8:48 am (1 year ago)

      I can see why you chose that one, Melissa. Her ensemble seemed very thoughtfully (and skillfully) put together. ????

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    • Janea
      March 29, 2016 at 12:46 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Carina! XO

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    • Janea
      March 30, 2016 at 8:13 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Trang! XO

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  2. Gemma
    March 30, 2016 at 6:25 am (1 year ago)

    I always dress down fur or faux fur when I wear it to make it more wearable for my everyday life. It doesn’t seem so over the top and looks more edgy. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

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    • Janea
      March 30, 2016 at 8:13 am (1 year ago)

      Great reasons, Gemma. Thanks for sharing your styling tip! Janea XO

      Reply

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