Beth Baker gives you a great helping hand with getting off the ground with Faux Fur with these excellent ideas, from a wide range of outlets and at a price range which won't devastate your student bank balance.

Coat: Lipsy

With length and luxury in abundance, this sand coloured faux fur coat from Lipsy, with a subtle yet irregular swirl pelt pattern, is perfect for winter. There really is no reason for hibernating away for months on end anymore. As well as perfect for making it to lectures during the day, it is also a versatile and great cover-up for those chilly winter nights. This is faux fur at its best: subtle yet stylish.

Headband: River Island

There’s something just a little bit Burberry Prosum about this cream Dalmatian print faux fur headband from River Island. The Burberry runway was filled with similarly patterned (but more inhumane and expensive) mink flat caps, meaning this faux fur headband is a true style steal. Wear with a leather jacket or brightly coloured coat for A/W power dressing in the easy going setting that of Loughborough University and prepare to shine.

Bag: Aldo

If ever there was an ambassador for practical fake fur, this shoulder bag from Aldo would most definitely be it. By combining leather and fur in rich winter shades, this hardwearing lady bag is perfect for carrying notes and folders to lectures, or perhaps more realistically, carrying all your shopping from your latest splurge. 

Bag: Next

Equally as practical as the Aldo lady bag, this Next Tote has just a little bit more 'oomph' to it. Reminiscent of the original Mulberry 'Bayswater', the Next Tote has all the hints of designer classicism whilst remaining individual in style and texturing. Rich and striking, the brown faux suede subtly plays down the cry for fur, thus ensuring you don’t look like you’re harbouring a small woodland animal under your arm. 

Faux Fur Tail: Republic 

This little furry trend-setter is the love child of various designer houses, including Isabel Marant and Gucci. This cute faux fur tail really is a style staple that can be worked by almost anyone, and the best bit is that it can be re-invented for so many outfits. Subtle and easily attached, it salutes the fur trend without going overboard. Try working it on handbags, coat zips or even shoes to keep it innovative and original.


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