In every department store or fashion boutique across the nation and certainly along Clayton Road, it is all about the furry stuff.
For those of you who love the look and feel of authentic fur, you will find abundance this season, which may pose a bit of a conundrum for animal lovers, vegans and those who would rather not lay down a lot of green for fashion.
No doubt fur is luxurious and makes every outfit more fabulous and every female look more feminine, but there are alternatives to authentic fur. This season, there are many faux fur options that look close to the real thing, but costs much less, are very stylish and will keep PETA off your tail.
Young hipster designers bring us fun, fur fashion this season using real and faux in new and creative ways. Top trendsetters for the young or young-at-heart are fox and mink dyed in bright, bold colors such as blue, purple, red, hot pink, yellow and teal. You will find these colorful alternatives in vests, purses, shoes, coats, hats and ear muffs. But, if bold color is not your thing, no worries, natural fur, gray, white and black never go out of style and are readily available this year.
Another new fashion find this season: full-fur pants, shorts and skirts. Try on a pair of pants—you may surprise yourself and walk away wearing them.
This year, designers offer fur-trim collars, cuffs and hems on items such as sweaters, jackets, coats and vests. Hats, gloves, bags and shoes are the hottest accessories to incorporate into your outfit this season.
Not a big fan of the latest trends? Authentic fur is a timeless classic. It is very warm and perfect for cold weather. Whether a full fur garment or one trimmed in fur, absolutely nothing says luxury like it.
Classics such as a full-length mink coat are perfect for the ballet or the opera. Mink, if properly cared for by a furrier, will last longer than your Lexus. Can you believe 30 years?
Whether full fur garments or fur details, this luxe fabric brings just the right touch of sophistication and style to any outfit. Soft and feminine, it will have you feeling very girly.
Be sure to read below for great looking trends by local boutiques and stores in Ladue and Frontenac. Check out the photos of each piece.
Luxe mink is always in style. This season, you will look stunning wearing this mink bolero jacket by Alexia Admor in black.
This elegant black, shawl-collared sweater by Love Token will keep you warm while looking lovely. It is trimmed in 100 percent rabbit fur and has great detail around the collar, front and cuff of sleeves.
This Love Token cream-colored, rabbit fur-trimmed, crocheted vest has great detail in the front, but the best part is the slashed detail on the back.
Fun and funky, wear this salt-and-pepper-colored, cropped vest by Subtle Luxury with a pair of dark jeans and boots or leggings.
Luxury meets style with this authentic mink fur vest by Alexia Admor. This vest sports a hood and pockets and falls just below the hips. It is shown in chocolate.
Classic style meets faux fur fun with this Drew wool coat shown in beige with salt-and-pepper polyester fur sleeves. Large button detailing adds style to this chic sensation.
One of the hottest trends in fur this season, this Mongolian Sheep shawl collar by Subtle Luxury is worn over a leather and knit sweater by My Tribe. Both are shown in black.
Fun and flirty, this rabbit fur vest by Tempo is shown in natural brown and gray and looks adorable paired with stylish cowgirl boots.
Rustle up some grub or just go out to dinner in this fur trimmed Tosha Polizzi corral vest. Made of faux shearling, it is machine washable.
Sometimes it is all in the details, and this Double D Ranch Indian head jacket has plenty of details. This 100 percent cotton jacket boasts silver buttons and contrasting embroidery. The fur collar is removable for a versatile look.
You will look elegant and lovely draped in this wool-and-rabbit wrap by Linda Richards. The ends are fringed. It is shown in gray and black. It also comes in black.
This blanket coat by Tosha Polizzi will keep you toasty this winter. The fabulous fur collar and cuffs are removable. The coat is shown in brown-red-and-turquoise fabric.
Wear what Kourtney Kardashian is wearing this season. It is a mixed texture rabbit fur-and-knit vest in oatmeal color by designer Aryn K. The knit lacy detail adds a feminine touch.
Faux mink Jenny Han cropped vest shown in black and gray is beautiful with a cashmere top and black, velvet jeans.
This sophisticated but fun faux fur Garret Vest by BB Dakota is shown in Camel. It has slits hand pockets. Wear it with a pair of dark denim jeans or leggings for a fabulous look.
From Montana, stay warm all season in this stunning lynx cat stroller. It is straight cut with a shawl collar. The fur color is natural.
You will be the belle of the ball in a white, silk-trimmed fox bolero. The fur is dyed.
Jack Frost won’t faze you with this hat-scarf combination. Made of fox and rabbit, this all in one piece will keep your ears and neck warm and the soft fur will feel luxurious. Shown in black, it comes in various natural colors.
This fabulous sheared mink coat boasts cross-mink detailing around the neck, hem and cuffs. It is belted for a fashionable, modern look. Coat is shown in ranch color.
For a night at the ballet, this stole made of natural white mink will have heads turning your way.
Mink is one of warmest fabrics. Shown here is a mink hat paired with a long mink, classic-styled coat. You are sure to be warm. The coat is shown in ranch.
Reminiscent of the Roaring '20s, this mink hat is fun and functional. The pompom detail adds a lot of personality. Worn with a mink coat, both are shown in ranch.
This multicolored natural fur vest with front closure can be worn open or closed. It falls mid-thigh length.
By David Kahn, this pretty crocheted sweater is trimmed in rabbit fur, and it has a tie closure in the front and short sleeves. Wear it with a pair of dark jeans, a skirt, pants or leggings.
By Montreal designer Dino Gaspari, this black jacket is embellished with a removable curly lamb and fox collar. Wear it with a skirt or dress pants.
You will be as cute as an Eskimo is this Twisted Heart black knit coat. The hood, cuffs, hem and hood ties are trimmed in synthetic fur. The fur looks so great you will think it is the real thing.
Add a touch of glam with this Dino Gaspari soft fur neck accessory. You will stay warm while you look great. Made of Rex rabbit, this accessory is shown in natural.