How To Style A Statement Faux Fur Coat

Black & white striped fur coat, black skinnies
All black and white – with no other colour – is highly unusual for me, but when you’re styling a statement piece like this black and white striped faux fur coat then an abundance of colour is of secondary importance! It felt more than a little 1970s to me, so I went with the 70s groove and added my black floppy hat, though I think I’ll be wearing it with a felt fedora too this winter.

I’ve got more than a few statement coats now (I bought a couple last winter too) – I may complain about the cold but I sure love wearing a fabulous coat… I’m aware of the irony. What’s your favourite coat to make a big statement – are you a faux fur lover, or do you prefer a patterned coat (checks and tartan are big this year) – or is a solid colour your weapon of choice? Do share!

Black & white striped fur coat, black floppy hat
Black & white striped fur coat, black skinnies
Black & white striped fur coat, black sweater
Black & white striped fur coat, black floppy hat

P.S. Style tip: it sort of looks like I’m wearing pointed heel boots here – I’m not, it’s skinny jeans, with heels and socks (yes, socks)! If you suffer from cold feet as I do, socks are practical but can look a bit rubbish with this type of look. If you wear socks that are properly, truly black (and it helps if they’re quite new as well as black does fade), then you can get away with them making the heels look like boots. Result!

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Catherine x

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Coat: c/o Oasap, Hat: Primark, Sweater: Borrowed from the husband, Jeans: c/o Wallis, Heels: Office, Bag: Accessorize (this one’s almost identical)

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  1. 15 December 2013 / 8:58 pm

    I adore this coat. Big WANT. Alas I am on a budget thanks to spending too much. I saw your picture in the online shop as well. How fun.
    Gorgeous coat.

  2. 13 December 2013 / 12:29 am

    I love your coat. What a great statement piece. And I can't believe your shoes are socks and heels!! I found you via the Fashion Informant Link Up. I would love it if you joined my Love Your Look Link Up.


  3. 9 December 2013 / 9:04 am

    I want your coat! I love fur coat but I don't think it's even possible for me to have a chance to wear it =D

    P.S. Thank you so much for your support in joining my giveaway. I really appreciate it and it means a lot to me =)

  4. 5 December 2013 / 2:59 pm

    love this!!! I'm such a fan of statement jackets and you styled this one perfectly! found you via the link up.

  5. 4 December 2013 / 3:05 pm

    Stunning outfit. Love the coat..I am not a big faux fur person, own only one vest and seldom style it..but you nailed it here.. 🙂

  6. 3 December 2013 / 3:21 pm

    Classy ans pure style, dear Catherine.

  7. 3 December 2013 / 2:07 am

    This is a Steven Tyler worthy outfit!

  8. 3 December 2013 / 1:09 am

    gorgeous-ness! I love a faux fur coat with personality, and you've styled this one beautifully. xo

  9. 3 December 2013 / 12:58 am

    Love this! I bought a black faux fur coat I am trying to figure out how to wear. ….I always feel washed out in all black so I am still not sure what I will come up with.

  10. 2 December 2013 / 11:55 pm

    Oh boy, Catherine!! This coat is sooo special…and faux fur, too!! (That's the only way to go, in my book!) I'm actually a big fan of black and white looks, so this is one of my favourite outfits of yours so far!!

    • 7 December 2013 / 11:36 am

      Now that's a compliment! Thanks so much Monika x

  11. 2 December 2013 / 11:34 pm

    This coat is wonderful Catherine and I love how you've styled it with the all black, looks so chic! 🙂

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  12. 2 December 2013 / 10:39 pm

    this outfit is fabulous! if you've got to cover your outfit up by wearing a coat, then the coat itself must be amazing right? I have a bright yellow duffel coat that's probably my most statement-y, and a wool long swingy coat that's quite eye catching too. love how the sun looks on your hair btw!
    lily x

    • 7 December 2013 / 11:35 am

      Thank you Lily, honey – I love the sound of a yellow duffle coat…!

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