Faux REAL? 20 Fake Fur and Leather Finds
Okay, we know it’s still 90 degrees in some parts of the country, but we’re just getting really excited about the revival of coats and cold weather clothes. When we think “keeping warm,” we think about fur. Now, before you reach for the red paint, hold up a sec. It’s all faux. Actually we take that back… it’s all faux-bulous (sorry, couldn’t help it). These 20 faux fur and leather finds are bound to get you stoked for the eminent cold front headed our way. Eventually.
1. Luxe Faux Fur Boxy Gilet ($130): This is it — your cuddly winter staple that can be thrown over practically anything.
2. Burgundy Faux Leather Pants ($38): Whoa mama! Paint the town (and your legs) red in these sassy skintight pants.
3. Unreal Fur Candy Blossom Coat ($298): Um, did we just travel back in time? Whether you’re looking to channel Kate Hudson à la Almost Famous or Bianca Jagger, you’ll be the most stylish ’70s style icon of them all.
4. Faux Leather Midi Skirt ($119): In our opinion, a girl can never have too many midi skirts. The length is long enough not to spend the day worrying about an exposed behind and short enough to still look fun. Give the trend a tougher edge in faux leather.
6. Peplum Top ($20): A little bit naughty and a whole lot of nice — balance out your wild life and your working life with the laser-cut peplum top that kind of has it all.
7. Women’s Military Coat ($90): If all this fur is a little too much for your subdued taste, take it down a notch. Try this military coat with fur only on the hood.
9. Wayne Faux Fur Coat ($895): Mary-Kate? Ashley? Can we have your autograph? Don’t be surprised if you get stopped for a photo in this frock. It’s dramatic enough to win an Oscar all on its own.
10. Fit and Flare Dress ($98): The leather trim takes this basic black dress from blah to voila. Perfect for work or family dinners, this piece is a great way to wear leather in a sophisticated way.
11. Motel Fudge Leopard Coat ($160): Mix old glamour with new trends in this warm leopard coat that’s totally ameow-zing.
12. Faux Leather Dungarees ($94): The ’90s fashion staple has officially risen from the dead. If you’re not so sure about the trend maybe hold off and opt for a classic denim pair to get you started. But if you’ve been an overall advocate for some time now, here’s a chance to really up your dungaree game.
13. Borg Faux Fur Sweater ($52): Let’s face it: It doesn’t always get fur-coat-cold everywhere. If you’re still dying to sport the trend or want something that’s wearable in warmer weather, try this furry sweater.
14. Vegan Leather Moto Jacket ($80): Sometimes nothing beats a classic. Hit the open road or a rock show and look like the baddest gal in the place.
15. Faux Suede Moto Jacket ($57): Motorcycle jackets look awesome. But they’re definitely not the coziest of outwear. Meet somewhere in the middle with this jacket that has all the iconic moto details.
16. Faux Real Sweatshirt ($82): Fur sleeves seem like an odd choice at first, but we have to say, it’s totally working here. Although we can’t help but wonder if this would create some weird body temperature situations. What happens if you need to put a coat on? Hot arms and a perfectly warm chest, that’s what.
17. Rose Faux Leather Bustier ($25): Who says a leather skirt has to be plain? Take the leather look to a whole new level with this matching floral skirt and bustier.
18. Rusty Denim Jacket ($475): Denim jackets aren’t just for summer nights. This classic, laid-back shearling jacket will keep you nice and toasty with its faux-shearling hood and sleeves.
19. Club L PU Sleeve Swing Dress ($14): You know you want it — a sweet purple mini dress with just a touch of leather.
20. Animal Ear Hood Coat ($152): Somebunny better hand this coat over ASAP!
What’s your favorite faux fur or leather piece you own? Snap a pic and share it with us on Twitter!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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