Social Media Editor of The Augusta Chronicle, previously features reporter for two years. I'm the fearless leader of our awesome Xtreme Teen Board and also edit Richmond County Neighbors and North Augusta Today. I'm a fan of fashion and technology, and I write about both. You can catch my budget-conscious fashion blog Shopgirl online or in Thursday's Applause, and I give tips for social media and tech in a Sunday column, Social Savvy. Before coming to Augusta, I started my professional career as a general assignment reporter at the TimesDaily in Florence, Ala. and am a proud graduate of Auburn University.
 
Posted December 9, 2010 11:48 am

Divisive faux fur returns

Faux fur is making a comeback this winter, showing up on celebrities and mall store racks.

As a more divisive trend, much like the early days of jeggings (jean leggings), it can be a hit or miss depending on the item and how you wear it. I scoped the mall for a few good examples.

My favorite I found was the White House Black Market faux fur snow leopard-print jacket, $168. On the pricier side of the items I found, the white and black jacket would look great with skinny jeans or over a holiday party outfit.

Ann Taylor faux fur leopard-print heels, on sale for $99, are a great subtle way to wear this trend.

Ann Taylor LOFT military green utilitarian-style jacket with faux fur cuff, on sale for $99, is a touch of the faux fur trend on one of fall's most popular trends.

American Eagle puffy vest, on sale for $39.95, has faux fur trim on the hood. If faux fur doesn't end up being a very long-lasting trend, the hood is removable. It's a cute way to add faux fur to a sporty outfit.

The best way to wear this trend is to wear it appropriately -- treat it as you would a print or variant in textile: the shape and level of formality should dictate what you wear it with.