We did a double take at the S/S16 collections, but it was unequivocally clear that there were indeed many a furry coat and cosy cover-up on the spring runways. Forget what the weather may dictate, tomorrow’s girl wants all the glamorous associations that come with a statement fluffy coat, and if that means she’s only got a metallic party dress on underneath, so be it. (Saint Laurent, we’re looking at you!)
While the cold snap demands a cosy coat, loud and proud; we’re in no two minds about upping our faux-fur game with next season in mind too. Swat up on the summer runway look, clock how the street style moguls are wearing it, and get smart with which one you go for. It could just prove to be an essential come spring wedding season, Glasto, and beyond.
Scroll down to get the low-down on the way to wear furry coats 12 months a year!
Catwalk Notes: Complete a retro shift dress with a punchy, artful Gucci fur coat. Whatever the thermometer reads, this will look cool—OK, the beach being your obvious exception.
Catwalk Notes: Take winter's trusty coat and wear it in spring with your thigh-grazing party dresses, 'accidentally' falling from your shoulder. How decadent!
Catwalk Notes: When cocktail hour calls, there's no dramatic finish finer than a fluffy coat. Fact.
Catwalk Notes: Topshop Unique's girl is playful and coquettish with her faux fur in spring and summer. She wears it with denim and an appropriate amount of leg on show. Join her.
On Irene Kim: Fendi coat; Chanel bag; Stella McCartney shoes.
Style Notes: The bolder, the better! A girl after our own hearts.
On Hege-Aurelie Badendyck: Louis Vuitton Alma PM Bag (£1200).
Style Notes: When you find a fuzzy coat with the perfect fit and cut, the rules are that there are no rules! It can be worn with all of your wardrobe.
On Laura Comolli: Gentle Monster sunglasses; Jivetti coat; Saint Laurent bag; Le Baba shoes.
Style Notes: In all seasons, a furry coat will add impact to any outfit; from wide-legged trousers that mean business to romantic ruffled tops.
On Olivia Palermo: Tibi faux fur gilet; Louis Vuitton SC MM Bag (£2830) available in black.
Style Notes: Layer a gilet over a breezy tunic, to keep out the chills.
Style Notes: From a silk camisole to a cashmere jumper, whatever you layer underneath your fur coat, you'll never get cold. Rejoice!
Would you wear a furry coat all year round? Let us know in the comments below!