Faux fur fashion accessories: too cool or too hot?

I had this post prepared awhile ago but was wondering if it’s a good idea to publish it considering how some people might be offended about fur being used as fashion accessories, even if they’re just faux fur. But anyway, I’ve been seeing a lot more faux fur accessories and they seem to be taking off quite well as an outerwear fashion trend.

Safe fashion item?
Faux fur has really been around for awhile and I think the whole appeal of is in the exotic and yet luxurious feel. Obviously, faux fur isn’t the real thing and so the wearer won’t feel guilty about using it but I’m not too sure if it is a safe fashion item, considering that those who are anti-fur fashion are still going to be offended.

Look cool or look strange?
Personally, I really like the look and feel of faux fur. I saw some jackets with faux fur collars at H&M recently and they look kind of cool but to be honest, I’m unlikely to wear them. Well, I just feel a tad uncomfortable about being seen in them. I’m not sure if it has to do with the anti-fur sentiments or it’s more because they’re kind of strange to be worn in our type of weather. Probably more of the latter reason although it would not be so strange to wear it now given that the weather has turned somewhat cooler.

Amp up the style factor?
But I do think a touch of fur make a nice fashion statement to amp up the style factor – whether it is a faux fur animal print bag, a faux fur collar, a faux fur vest or a faux fur cardigan. The best part is knowing that no animals were harmed in the making of these faux fur. Plus, they’re soft and smooth to touch.

Would you put on a faux fur accessory?
Those who live in countries where winter is a given would probably find my question redundant but for the others who dwell in countries with hot and humid weather like Singapore, would you use an accessory made of faux fur like the scarves you see here?


  1. iheartkoreanbeauty says:

    Faux is definitely better than the real thing ? Wouldn’t use it in SG, but in ore temperate weather, yup! ?

  2. sesame says:

    Looks very nice but still feels kind of strange to use it here.

  3. Chris says:

    I think if it’s a subtle addition like a collar or sleeve trimmings, it looks okay, but too much of it can look gaudy.

  4. Sherry says:

    suitable for cold weater country. not for Malaysia here

  5. sesame says:

    I guess if it’s just a collar fur, it’s actually okay as it shouldn’t be so warm but just that it still looks kind of strange cos we have this mindset that fur is more suitable for temperate climate places.

  6. sesame says:

    Yeah, definitely not the whole works…a subtle addition such as an accessory or a collar or sleeve trimmings that you mentioned is nice.

  7. Veira says:

    Always loved furry accessories but never get to use them frequently. So, I will jump at any chance if I happen to be overseas and weather is suitable. Then again, I will keep my collection to max. of 1-2 pieces only because it is not for everyday use here in Sg ? it’s such a waste, don’t ya think so?

  8. sesame says:

    Yup, quite a waste and so would need to consider carefully before purchasing unless the item is affordable. But I really like the subtle touches.

  9. Destiny says:

    I was at our local upscale mall today and faux fur was everywhere. I just don’t see it personally in California, unless its at a ski resort. A few years ago I bought a faux fur throw for a personal blanket at home, that was fun!

  10. sesame says:

    Yeah, seems like it’s really in vogue considering I’m seeing them sold even here, where it is perpetually hot throughout the year.

  11. nora says:

    I bought a jacket with faux fur trimmings 2 years ago. Surprisingly, the furry thing kept me warm when I was in Sydney. My niece really love the jacket.
    Too much will be a fashion flaw but a little here & there makes an outfit quite stunning & expensive, that’s my opinion.

  12. sesame says:

    Agree! Some subtle fur additions make the outfit look > elegant.

  13. Happy2 says:

    I thought the collar was adorable and as I live in Snow country the demographics are perfect. Very sweet.

  14. sesame says:

    I like the fur collar too.

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