I think that it’s safe to say that there’s some cold weather on its way. We’ve had pre-emptive letters from the schools warning of early closures and our son is positively ecstatic at the prospect of the trains not being able to run due to snow.
Over the years I have tried many items/coats/fabrics in the fight against the cold and what I can’t work out is whether it’s my imagination that tells me that fake fur is one of the best, or whether it’s actually true. Does it so closely represent the real thing that it is actually really warm – despite being man made – or is it because it’s quite heavy – or am I just making it up in my head?
There’s one item that I own and whenever I wear it, people ask me where it’s from. And this is it – a £16 fake fur grey scarf from Miss Selfridge which I bought when we still had a Miss Selfridge store.
I find that if my neck is warm, it helps with everything else too and it’s definitely warmer than lots of scarves that I have. So here’s a few of my favourites that are out and about.
First of all there’s this White Company grey faux fur stole (now £49.30 instead of £69). I went and had a look at this one in the store yesterday and it’s lovely. Really soft and long too so definitely one for the Christmas present list.
The other place that I have seen some gorgeous ones is Jigsaw
This is one of those pieces that’s just really fun. It’s hard not to put it on and smile at its slight craziness. And for something bright, look no further than Oasis for this amazing faux fur tippet (£25)
which also comes in navy (£25)
Oasis also has a faux fur scarf in grey (£25)
This Ted Baker scarf (from John Lewis £89) is only what can be described as “snazzy”. It’s a real eye catcher and the perfect way of brightening up darker winter coats and jumpers. I quite often wear mine in the house if I’m chilly – but it’s not a good idea to go too near to a naked flame in them.
As an alternative to the one above, there’s this bright blue scarf from New Look which is a brilliant price at £10.49. It also comes in pink too (below) – for those who don’t want to blend into the background.
Hello – now that’s what you call bright pink!
Clearly I could go on all night with my faux fur scarves. I love them for their warmth, glamour (even when wearing scruffy jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt at home) and their pure snuggliness on a cold day.