Fur is an endless fashion trend that has been worn differently from generation to generation. Starting in the earliest days of history, fur was used as protective clothing but became popular in European fashion to show social stratification among royalty. The past two centuries in the United States and Europe, have thrown fashion designers and icons into a mad love affair with fur. The fur we come to appreciate now a days has ranged from classic Coco Chanel in her 1920s full-length mink coat to 1959 Marilyn Monroe in a white fur shawl to 2015 Kim Kardashian wearing a faux fur vest on the streets of LA. Fur is a classic that will likely never lose its touch. So whether you choose to go old school and whip out your vintage mink, or decide to be environmentally friendly with a faux alternative, fur vests will always have a place in the fashion industry.
If the history lesson on fur wasn’t enough to persuade you, then here are more reasons as to why fur is a closet essential:
1. There a million ways to wear it
Whether with boyfriend jeans, leather leggings, a shift dress, the possibilities are endless
2. They supply your closet with a more luxurious outerwear piece
3. Rachel Zoe wears them. I repeat RACHEL ZOE wears them
4. It doesn’t matter whether your style is bohemian, hipster, or classic. Fur can be worn by anyone
From Cruella Deville to North West, anyone can pull it off
5. You will look 10 times chicer (and put together) than you probably are
6. THEY KEEP YOU WARM
7. They can be inexpensive
Faux fur vests are featured in many fast fashion stores (Forever 21, H&M, Zara)
You now have zero excuses as to why you don’t own a fur vest.
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