If you’re worried about animals seeing the next life because of your distinguishing tastes, don’t. Today, fur doesn’t have to come by way of live animal to be considered a fabulous clothing accessory.
Faux fur, French for “fake fur” is all the rage today. Made from acrylic fibers, faux fur is died to match the colors and patterns of the animals we love to wear. And because it’s almost impossible to tell a real fur from a well-made faux fur simply by looking at it or even touching it, faux fur is more than a great solution to the real fur dilemma.
Designers are even using faux fur in their designs; clients want it. Celebrities wear it and have gone so far as to protest the wearing of the original animal. They don’t care that you know what they’re really wearing, so why should you? Check out fashionbombdaily.com to discover what celebrities are wearing including faux fur.
Faux fur can run you about $90 for a vest and $400 for a jacket. Real fur is usually more costly and can cost you, on the low end, $250 for a vest and close to $1,000 or more for a jacket on the high end.
Dry cleaning a faux fur is usually around $15; don’t attempt to clean it at home unless you want to take the risk. To clean a real fur coat the cost will run you between $20 and $60 dollars, maybe more.
- Think about adding a taste of drama to your wardrobe. Even with jeans, faux fur looks great!
- Keep it simple. If you’re wearing a fur jacket or vest, for example, keep the rest of your outfit to one color–preferably black–unless you want to try some up and coming celebrity styles.
Want to look great, save money, and keep those animals you love safely in their own environment? Then you may just want to try faux.