A fun alternative to the traditional faux fur collar
A faur fur scarf is a great way to dress up any fall or winter ensemble. You can pump up your outfit by adding some fun colors like with this adorable striped one that I am wearing here from J.Crew. Adding a pop of color always puts a smile on my face, especially as the days get colder and nights get darker. Being faux fur, this scarf also serves as an extra warm layer for the Chicago winter. You can wear it over your coat as a collar or you can wear it with a sweater like I am above.
I love how wearing a faux fur scarf with this Topshop peacoat looks like I’m wearing a brand new coat. If you’re on a budget, this is the perfect item to your coat closet that can cost under $50 (or even under $30). Asos is a great store to shop for these colorful faux fur scarves at the best prices – I love this striped one at $28 and this bright green one at $35! A colorful faux fur scarf is also a perfect gift for that fashionista on your holiday list (see more gift ideas in my Ultimate Girly Gift Guide Under $50 here too!). J.Crew is known to have some bright color accessories like this striped scarf to add to your wardrobe and this gift guide is color coded to match your mood.
I paired this bright faux fur with a matching pink bag (old, similar here, here & here) to add a little extra fun. If you are looking for a more bold faux fur, you can wear a colorful vest (like this burgundy one worn here, similar vest here) or go all out and wear a bright coat. You can go for a bright blue coat, a beautiful cool green, a leopard print or blush pink. Once again, Asos comes in with some amazing options at good prices as does Topshop!