Put it over a fabulous blouse. If you’re searching your closet for something amazing to wear to a birthday dinner or cocktail party, toss your fur shawl over a fantastic blouse. Something in silk is best, but a blouse with a fun print also fits the bill. You’re abiding by a more is more fashion philosophy here, and it makes sense to add a shirt that’s equally opulent. On bottom, go with a pencil skirt or skinny slacks in a dark hue like navy or black to anchor the look.
One of my favorite pieces is this stunning gray fur shawl. (photographed above) I still have one that I purchased a few years ago and wear it with everything from jeans to over my coat. It is a piece to last a lifetime. Don't be afraid to look for creative ways to wear fur headbands. I added this one over my hat. Both fur pieces available at One Brilliant.
Mix it with other textures. If you’re a fashion-savvy lady, you know that mixing textures is where it’s at for winter. Mix your fur shawl with other textures such as nubby knits, cashmere and fuzzy wools. This mix of textures is a great way to look trendy while sticking with basic colors in fairly basic shapes and styles. Try a black cashmere sweater over houndstooth wide leg pants topped with a fur shawl. This is a sophisticated look that’s wearable for all ages.
Wearing a fur shawl or wrap in these ways makes it easy to wear your fur piece on a regular basis. As with any statement fashion piece, confidence is key. Walk tall and smile to give an ease to fur worn for more casual occasions.
Styling & photos by Suzanne Mauro