As I write this blog post, I'm currently in near-comatose state of being, buried six feet deep into my large pile of duvets. Two weeks ago, the arrival of Winter Storm Jonas, or "Snowpocalypse 2016" as the media named it, gave all of us on the East Coast an excuse to laze around. While there was an abnormal spike in the presence of cross-country skis on urban roads, as well as a rise in the popularity of extreme snowboarding in New York, most of us resigned to switching on hibernation mode, burrito-ing in our blankets and catching up on some much-needed Netflix and "chill" (in the most literal sense).
Despite the usually uniform that is associated with weekends in, namely sweatpants, fleeces and the occasional Snuggie, I was determined not to let fashion die out in the cold (pun intended). There was no better time than the present to bring out the host of winter warmers that haven't seen much use during this unseasonably warm January.
Case in point: this obscenely fluffy Michael Kors faux fur muff that has the unintended side effect of turning my neck into an angora bunny look-alike. I digress, but in all seriousness fur is a contentious trend that has been making a subtle return to the streets and the runways this season. Fendi presented an all-fur haute "fourrure" collection for the fall, showcasing dramatic, floor-duster silhouettes in mink, chinchilla and sable. But forget the extravagant fur coats (that vaguely evoke Cruella DeVille from 101 Dalmatians) - the majority of designers this season focused on giving the classic material a much-needed refresh with strategically placed fur accents, from fur-lined cocktail dresses at Balenciaga to cardigans with fur pockets at Michael Kors. Perhaps my neck muff is a little too large and obnoxious to fit into the fashion industry's new vision for fur, but I've always been one for over-the-top appearances.
Photos by Fabian Hutter
Rag and Bone Sweater
Thrifted Leather Trousers
Juicy Couture Boots
Michael Kors Faux Fur Muff