Welcome back to College Fashion's fall 2018 trends series! If you haven't seen it yet, start with our first article on the top 10 hottest fall 2018 fashion trends for the full list of trends we will be covering.
Over the weeks ahead, we will be breaking down each trend and sharing our favorite pieces that you can buy on a budget. Last week, we discussed the '80s trend revival and this week we're going to be covering faux fur details. The trend is cozy, cool, and 100% cruelty free, so what's not to love?
What Are Faux Fur Details?
Fur has been a staple in fall fashion for many years, but faux fur was introduced commercially in the 1950s and has steadily risen in popularity ever since. Today, animal rights groups have convinced many fashion brands to make the choice to go fur-free and only use faux.
Additionally, manufacturing advancements have greatly improved the look and feel of faux fur, which in turn helped it become more mainstream.
Faux Fur Details in Fall 2018 Fashion Shows
What is great about faux fur is that it is both chic and glamorous, yet functional enough to keep you warm during the winter. Major houses like Gucci have pledged to stop using real fur and have since used faux fur in many of their runway shows.
For those who would like to stay on trend this fall, I suggest you look into some faux fur detailed boots or heels and maybe even a faux fur detailed jacket. Below are a few of my favorite faux fur finds that you can buy right now.
Where to Buy Faux Fur Pieces
Jacket with Faux Fur Details
One of the most traditional ways to add faux fur to your wardrobe is with winter jackets. This can include a faux fur lining or even some trim on the outside of your hood.
A prime example is shown above with Forever 21's faux fur hooded jacket. Not only will it keep you warm in the cold weather, but this adds a touch of style that will elevate your overall look. The best part? It's currently on sale for just $18.
Faux Fur Sweaters
Fall can be pretty cold at times, so it is always a good idea to choose clothing options that keep you warm. This sweater falls perfectly into the teddy bear sweater/jacket trend that has been popular lately.
What I love about faux fur sweaters is how they can be comfortable as well as fashionable. It could be paired perfectly with a laid-back pair of jeans and even with a cute bootie. Or if you're heading to class, you can wear it with leggings and a pair of sneakers. You can find this cozy sweater at Forever 21 for the decent price of $48.
Faux Fur Slides
When it comes to faux fur, slide-on sandals are the hottest trend in the category. A while back, Rihanna partnered with Puma to create faux fur slides that everyone was trying to get their hands on.
They retail for $90, though some are on sale right now for $45. If you don't want to fork over that much cash, you can always go for the less expensive option from Forever 21. These slides come in three colors--pink, blue, and purple--all for the low, low price of $12.99.
Do you like the look of faux fur details?
Faux fur is a classic that will always be a staple in fall fashion. How do you like to show off your faux fur details? Let us know in the comments below.
Next week we will be breaking down the animal print trend, so also share which types of animal prints you love to wear!