Fancy wearing a furry coat but don’t want to look like one of the muppets? Here is how to wear the super hairy coat…
Him: ‘What the hell is that?’
Me: ‘My new yeti coat, you like?’
Him: ‘You look like you should be in the production of Cats!’
That’s my loving husbands response to when I first showed him this very hairy coat and considering he is used to some of the crazy things in my wardrobe, his reaction to this faux fur monster was pretty close to horror (my Stella McCartney platform brogues with stars remain his most hated item). But I just think it’s so cool! Yes it’s huge with a bit of a ‘Cousin It’ vibe and maybe I wouldn’t have bought it if it wasn’t on sale BUT it’s bang out there statement piece which requires a lot of ‘I don’t care’ attitude (cue Cheryl Cole) and the right styling.
The hairy outwear was one of the trends in 2013 with Fendi’s long fur-trimmed coat strolling down the runway and once again in 2014 from the likes of Gucci giving shaggy coats a more relaxed shrug-on style which was seen again in their SS15 collection in a shape of furry gilets and jackets. My Prada coat has that laid-back but glamorous rock ‘n’ roll vibe, which will never go out of fashion, but I did think it drowned me. Solution? Add a high ankle boot like my stud heel Dolce & Gabbana ones or these from Laurence Decade and Topshop for that needed height to balance out the broad shape.
Keep the rest of a look simple with leather trousers or skinny jeans like these distressed ones from River Island or Oasis and if you want to pay tribute to the SS15 denim trend invest in a good shirt from Asos or Levi’s for example. Alternatively I’d take inspiration from Saint Laurent and wear a mini dress (loving New Look and Free People) or leather mini skirt with a lace trim blouse and my dream over-knee boots from Stuart Weitzman.