Details, Details: Faux Fur
Blame last season’s punk revival if you must, but purses and clutches bedazzled in spikes now seem more mainstream and tame these days than they do rule-breaker #badass. That’s why winter 2013-14’s love affair with faux fur in all its unlikely incarnations is for the fashionista who likes to shake things up with accessories that have chic shock value.
There’s nothing quite like a black fur clutch with a gold ring-inspired handle or a black faux fur purse featuring a chain shoulder strap to add a Cruella de Vil-meets-Gwen Stefani dose of sexiness to even the most classic little black dress at cocktail hour.
Give your everyday look an avant-garde edge by opting for a white purse that’s clearly made for winter with its fur detailing, or a black handbag lined with faux cheetah fur on its more extroverted side. Besides, nothing feels quite as decadent as petting your purse like it’s your furry companion and partner in crime, no matter where your day brings you.
Let the less fashionable set talk all they want about your daring sense of style. Besides, it’s easy to shut out their whispers when you’re also donning faux fur earmuffs or a black faux fur headband.