Fur boots: women’s winter trend

It’s taken over our jackets, conquered our coats and dresses. In Fall 2010 we’ve even seen it on skirts, hats and handbags. It’s a natural progression that now the fur trend has crept its way down to our feet, creating a new 2010 fashion trend: fur boots.

So put on your cutest ski-bunny mittens and buckle up your winter coat: it’s a slippery ride but one that may well be worth it.

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Fur boots at D&G Fall 2010

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Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration
Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration
Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration
Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration
Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration
Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration
Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration
Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration
Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration
Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration
Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration
Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration
Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration
Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration
Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration
Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration
Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration
Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration
Snow bunny footwear - picture inspiration

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Fur boots at Thakoon Fall 2010. More inspiration

Fur boots: the trend

In 2010 and onwards, fur and fur lined boots are opportune for several entirely different looks. On the one hand, they’re perfect for the cute-as-a-button ski bunny. But they can also be your key accessory as a picture of English country elegance. Finally, and so perfectly, a primitive, pelt-like pair of fur boots is the ultimate in winter boheme.

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Fur boots at Thakoon Fall 2010. More inspiration

Mukluks

While mukluks were traditionally made of materials like seal skin, today’s versions are more often the all-over hairy kind. These can be tricky. While they worked on the arctic themed runway of Chanel, in the real world you can wind up looking like a yeti. Worse, like you meandered out of the house in your slippers. If you can pull them off with the finesse of Chanel go for it, otherwise tread carefully.

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Fur mukluks at Chanel Fall 2010. More inspiration

How to wear fur boots

  • Elegantly – in its most simple form, a pair of subtly fur-lined ankle boots work a treat against a pair of tights and a winter skirt or sophisticated pair of shorts.
  • With a mish-mash of other winter fabrics: try leather, wool and country tweeds.
  • For a cosy snow-cabin look, follow D&G’s lead with Fair Isle knits.
  • Prettied up against delicate flowing fabrics for a woodland-nymph effect. Try pastel or nude coloured silks paired, or even some underlayers of tulle.
  • Bohemian. Look to Roberto Cavalli and Thakoon for inspiration for one of the strongest fur looks in 2010. Part primitive with rugged, natural furs and part 70s bohemian with eclectic layers and prints. Just add bedhair.

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Fur boots at Roberto Cavalli Fall 2010. More inspiration

Real or faux

As with anything fur related, the choice is of course yours. There are plenty of faux fur options out there if real fur is not your preference.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.