Well winter is well and truly here and whenever I am on my thrifting trips I always seem to be drawn to faux fur-be it a hat, scarf, coat, jacket or cape. For winter dressing, faux fur is definitely my go to for stylishly warm dressing as any chosen piece will totally work with a day or evening outfit and keep you super cosy too!
I think I must be slightly obsessed-here are my most recent faux fur thrifty finds which I will not be without this winter. Firstly, a cossack hat is the perfect winter accessory-the one I found is a mid grey fluffy one by Marks and Spencer and was a bargainous £5.50 from the Sense charity shop. They are currently on sale in Marks and Spencer for around £20 but these sort of hats are so readily available from charity shops and vintage fairs for at least a third of the shop price:
Faux fur grey cossack hat by Marks and Spencer £5.50, Sense charity shop
My second thrifty find is this unlabelled snow leopardprint faux fur snood which I picked up from the Cancer Research shop for just £4.99. A faux fur snood is such a versatile piece as it can be worn with a variety of outerwear for day or night and also with a cashmere cardigan or crew neck jumper for easy daytime lounge wear.
Snow leopardprint faux fur snood, £4.99 Cancer Research charity shop
I'm always on the hunt for faux fur vintage jackets and last month I found this caramel number in the PDSA charity shop for less that £10. I was looking for one that had fastenings up to the neck and has a high collar to keep out the chills and this fitted the bill for my requirements. The colour goes with so much in my wardrobe and vintage faux furs always tend to be such good quality too:
Vintage faux fur jacket, PDSA charity shop £9.99
This weekend was a really busy one as DH and myself were at vintage fairs in London. Of course I always have a sneaky peek around for a stylish bargain and I was really happy to find this gorgeous chestnut vintage faux fur cape which kept me deliciously warm this weekend. Its the ideal find for me as I've been after a poncho style cape for a while and this looks amazing over a wool coat or jacket as an extra stylish layering piece:
Chestnut faux fur vintage cape, £26 Vintage Fashion Fair
So what styles are keeping you stylish and cosy this season-is faux fur on your fashion radar?