Hiiiii everyone! It has been SO long since I’ve written anything on the blog, and I never want to go this long again! During the holidays I had so much creativity flowing. I literally didn’t have enough time to create all the posts I had ideas for because there were so many. Then Christmas and New Year’s came and went and I was left feeling completely uninspired (and tired). I feel like getting back in the swing of things after the holidays is always a challenge. Anyone else? Also, still trying to navigate my new life that is working a lot more hours than I used to work for my teaching job (which means a lot less time to work on the blog). I’m not one to make excuses so I will always find time to make this work. It just takes a bit more planning on my part!
I recently shot with Rachel Leiner of Rachel Leiner Photography and oh my gosh, I was SO happy with how these photos came out. What you would never know until you meet Rachel is that she’s a college student so this is her side gig. Like seriously, wouldn’t you think by looking at her work that she’s been doing this for decades?! She’s so talented, and I highly recommend her if you’re located near Boston and need photography. Keep reading to see my tips and tricks for rocking a faux fur jacket.
Long Sleeve Top || Faux Fur Jacket (currently 50% off) || Jeans ||
Boots (run true to size + currently on sale)|| Belt (similar here) || Handbag ||
Photography: Rachel Leiner Photography
HOW TO ROCK A FAUX FUR JACKET WITHOUT LOOKING EXTRA
Okay so on to the outfit! A faux fur jacket. I feel like everyone is 50/50 about whether they like faux fur jackets or not. For me, I’m totally into them because winter is cold, long, and I get really sick of wearing my same winter coat for four months. There’s also tons of different styles of faux fur coats. I tend to like the teddy bear coats (see here to see what I mean) over the ones that are more of a shaggy coat. This faux fur coat is a great starting point in the trend because it’s trendy, while also not being so over the top that your friends aren’t going to want to be seen with you. I was immediately drawn to this one because the color is so amazing and it was on sale (it’s currently still 50% off here so act quick)!
Now, on to how I would style this faux fur jacket. If you’re a reader over the age of 35, you’re probably wondering… What the heck does ‘extra’ mean? Extra is a term mostly used by millennials (lol) that describes someone who’s doing a little too much. Everything’s a bit over the top, dramatic, and just way too much. Now that we’ve covered that, how do you wear and style a faux fur jacket without looking too over the top? Here are some of my tips below:
TIPS FOR STYLING A FAUX FUR JACKET:
- Since the faux fur jacket is the star here, limit anything too low cut on top
- Avoid pairing with super short skirts and dresses
- Stick with neutrals underneath
- Pair with slip on sneakers (my new favs I got for Christmas) if you want the outfit to look more casual
- Keep it light on the accessories (for instance, really over the top earrings)
Are you guys into the faux fur jacket trend? Let me know in a comment or come visit me over on Instagram!