Snow’s on the ground and there’s a certain chill in the air. Whether you love the winter or are eagerly awaiting blue skies and short sleeves, you’ll have to eventually leave the warmth of your blanket and set down your hot cocoa to step outside. When you do, leave the dreary hues and boring puffer jackets that ruin all of your outfits inside, and instead, turn to faux-fur coats! From daring electric blue to trendy heart prints and muted pinks, there’s an endless assortment of fun jackets to keep you warm but also to add some serious style to your cold-weather wardrobe.
Even better? You’ll be saving millions of adorable animals from the cruel fur industry with your chic, cozy coat. Now more than ever, the options for synthetic fur jackets are vast thanks to luxury brands such as Chanel, Gucci, and Prada, plus major retailers Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, and Nordstrom denouncing real fur once and for all. Plus, the largest fur auction house in the world, Kopenhagen Fur, is closing within the next two to three years and even Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s official dresser Angela Kelly announced, “If Her Majesty is due to attend an engagement in particularly cold weather, from 2019 onwards, fake fur will be used to make sure she stays warm.” Not sure where to find your next warm-weather staple? Read on for our most favorite faux-fur coats this season.
Blank NYC More Amour Jacket, $98
For a quick to-go coffee run or a stroll around the neighborhood, this easy-to-wear, super-soft jacket instantly creates a put-together look no matter if you’re wearing leggings or actual pants.
Noize Lilly Coat in Cyan, $182
When the temps are arctic, wear a chunky knit, add a warm scarf, and grab this beautiful blue, cozy mid-length jacket. Need something a little more subtle? The plush faux fur comes in white, black, brown, dark blue, and light green.
Marei 1998 Rose Reversible Jacket, $790
Everyone loves a two-in-one and this versatile reversible coat is both classic and modern making it fit for whatever mood strikes. The fluffy brown shearling brings a luxe edge to dresses and jeans while the black vegan leather is ready to add a biker-chic aesthetic to every ensemble.
Furious Fur Herman Swing Coat, $199
Exuding both comfort and glamour, this luxurious offering from Toronto-based women-owned brand Furious Fur is the chicest choice for the season. Add a touch of ‘60s glam when attending fancy dinners and galas (when the time comes for those again, of course). Très chic!
Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs Champagne Mink Park Avenue Fox Collar Faux Fur Coat, $179
Iconic faux-fur designer Donna Salyers knows how to make a great coat. Case in point: a trend-setting full-length option sure to be a closet staple for years to come. The faux-fur trim adds texture and dimension to step up any
Unreal Fur Nostalgia Coat, $249
With a relaxed, mid-length silhouette and subtle teal damask pattern, this vintage-inspired coat from Australian coat makers Unreal Fur is a versatile option for complimenting a date-night dress or looking fabulous while walking your companion animal.
Faz Not Fur Three Button Cuddle, $790
Designed in Geneva and made in Paris, this faux shearling teddy jacket from luxury vegan brand Faz Not Fur is the perfect answer to looking cute without sacrificing comfort. The silver military buttons add a distinctly unique touch to the brand’s version of the popular teddy coat.
Apparis Sarah Coat in Purple Clover, $224
Want to make a statement with just about any outfit? This organically dyed, bright pink-purple color from faux-fur experts Apparis is the answer. Add to a standard white tee and high-waisted jeans for the ultimate cool girl look.
Shrimps Clay Jacket in Forest Green, $550
London-based designer Hannah Weiland draws from her background in Art History for her brand’s Pre-Fall ‘20 collection featuring this forest green coat with a faux-fur collar and matching cuffs. Her inspiration? Van Gogh’s oeuvre for her rich palette, Jane Austen’s depiction of 18th century England for silhouettes and patterns, and Fernando Botero for the whimsical details. A true masterpiece, indeed!
Jakke Heather Faux Fur Jacket Hearts, $329
For an ultra-cool ‘70s moment, add some retro patterns to your daily wardrobe. Sustainable and fur-, leather-, and wool-free clothing company Jakke features charming black hearts over a muted blush pink in this roomy, oversized design. Pair with light-wash flared denim, a cream turtleneck, and pointed boots and prepare to turn heads. Groovy!
Aruka Sanchir is the Beauty & Style editor at VegNews who is always on the lookout for the cutest faux-fur coats for the winter season.