8 Faux Furs for Freezing Days and Eccentric Stylistas

If only the new year meant a return to warm weather, am I right? Unfortunately, no matter how many resolutions we make to "get that beach bod!" and "frolic in the sun every day," it's still freezing outside in most of the country. What better way to fight off the long winter blues with a little over-the-top faux fur? No animals were harmed in the making of, and you'll look like some sort of eccentric movie star who's just now leaving her house after five years spent "working" on her "comeback project" — which, if you're anything like me, is a pretty accurate description.

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A stylish coat

Faux fur doesn’t have to translate into Something Great Aunt Clara Was Buried In; a solid color and a sleek fit make this coat way more 2014 Woman Who’s Totally in Charge But Still Hilarious.

‘Margot’ Faux Fur Coat, $178,

A wacky bolero

But maybe Great Aunt Clara is your fashion spirit animal, in which case you’re going to want something no legitimate animal would ever have worn on its back.

Sapphire Fox Faux Fur Foxy Cropped Jacket, $99,

A faux collar

It warms your neck like a scarf, but hangs down the front of any coat to create the illusion that you’re actually wearing an expensive fur-collared family heirloom.

Hat Attack Faux Fur Long Collar, $72,

A voluminous vest

Maybe it’s the wannabe Woodstock child in me, but I think faux fur vests are extremely hippie-chic and thus appropriate for all of life’s little adventures: brunch, sleeping in, staggering out into the pale winter light and wondering how long you slept in…

Faux Fur Vest, $20,

A furry bag

How unexpectedly cool is this cross-body bag? It adds a touch of surrealism to any outfit, and it’ll warm your fingers when you’re scrambling around for change.

Hat Attack Faux Fur Crossbody, $60,

A classic leopard coat

Snagging a vintage leopard coat should be on every girl’s bucket list, and thankfully, most of them are faux (how many coats made of actual leopard have you seen?). Pop over to eBay or Etsy; you’ll find your dream jacket.

Vintage Faux Fur Leopard Coat, $65,

A hat/scarf hybrid

Real fur does a few things for animals: it keeps them warm, protects them from water and the elements, and provides camouflage, to name a few. This faux fur hat can do a few things for you, too: push it down over your neck and it transforms into an infinity scarf.

Faux Fur Hat/Scarf, $48,

The coziest throw

And for those snow days when you’re legitimately never leaving the house, no way, no how, a faux fur throw is exactly what you need for windowseat-dreaming, movie-marathoning, and lounging by the fireplace in nothing but a few drops of Chanel No. 5.

Luxe Faux Fur Throws, $99,