When Is It Fur Coat Weather? Your Complete Fashion Guide for Wearing Fur Anytime

Does it need to be a complete blizzard outside to wear your favorite fur? No way! With all this crazy winter weather hitting a good portion of the country, it’s a perfect time for breaking out the big and fluffy coat to keep your warm.

But what if you live in the more southern parts of the country like Texas or Arizona? Or what if you want to rock your coat in the spring or even summer months?

Fear not! Many fashion experts agree that luxurious furs are not just for those in colder states. We are breaking down when and how to wear fur even in the spring, summer, and warmer states.

How to Wear Fur in the Springtime

Fur means luxury no matter what the season. A growing trend in high fashion is incorporating furs and leathers in the new flowering season. Designers like Adrienne Landau love adding fur flourishes to the runway. Some of her tips include sticking with light to medium colors. Spring means the beginning of warmer temperatures so you fur should reflect this. Professionally store your full-length coats and wear lighter pieces.

What kinds of lighter pieces? “New” fur comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Both fur coats and jackets come in cropped or mid-waist lengths with varying degrees of density. Since it still can be chilly in the spring, remember you also add fur accessories, much like you would in the winter. Go with shrugs, stoles, or scarves.

If there is going to be a sudden cold snap with temperatures in the 40s and 50s, don’t be afraid to rock out your full fur. You’ll be stylishly warm while others gaze enviously upon you.

How to Wear Fur in the Summer

Fur and summer may seem like an oxymoron, but don’t shun this unlikely combo until you’ve tried. Fur can be added to your summer wardrobe in the form of fun accessories and add-on’s. Think of the luxury of fur combined with the fun of summer. Fur trimmed sweaters are available in a bright, cheery yellow with a fur collar.

Designers are adding trims to other clothing items like silk trousers or black fur with sheer tee shirts. As mixed materials become a fashion staple, expect to see fur added with traditional clothing pieces.

Think fur is limited to just clothing? Think again. Fur trimmed shoes are available in a variety of styles like pumps or sandals. Instead of being used for warmth, these additions on shoes are purely for fun, so there are some pretty wild styles out there.

If summers are not too hot in your region, don’t forget about a classic fur vest. One of the best ways to dress down a vest is to wear it with a more causal outfit like a tee shirt and jeans. You can also buy a causal leather jacket with fur trim around the collar or a light cardigan with fur lined pockets.

Now if you live in an area where summers are downright steamy and you love fur, purses are perfect for you. Bergdorf Goodman’s mini leather and fur shoulder bag is a fashionable, yet practical choice to show off your style. There also other accessories like pom poms and key chains.

How to Wear Fur Anytime

No matter where you’re wearing your fur, don’t be afraid to add new types of fur colors to your wardrobe. Instead of wearing fur in black or brown, try pastel colors or deep, vibrant colors. If you’re especially daring, patterns are also an option.

Don’t be afraid to experiment. Wear your fur how and where you want to. Confidence is the best accessory when wearing your fur anytime of the year.

Guides for Shopping For Clothing On-Line

According to shopperTrak one of the reasons why the 2012 black Friday sales dipped as compared to previous years, was because many shoppers skipped the line and shopped on-line. A similar report showed that Cyber Monday shopping of the same year rose by 15% compared to previous years. These reports show that many shoppers are opting to shop on-line.

They are many people who are still hesitant shopping on-line especially shopping for clothing on-line. Their reason being that they would prefer to first wear the clothing item, to make sure it fits them, before they can take the dress or clothing item home. This is definitely a very good reason. In spite of all the conveniences of on-line shopping, on-line shoppers buy every product on good faith that the description of every product is “as it is”. On-line retailers especially on-line clothing store owners make a conscious effort to ensure that every on-line shopper who shops in their on-line store(s) has a very good shopping experience. They always provide very good images and detailed descriptions of every clothing item such as; colors and sizes of women’s dresses, ladies church suits, pants,women’s tops and blouses, men’s suits, men’s dress shirts, and other men’s clothing items. The same information is available for infants’ and kids’ clothing. In addition to complete description of every clothing item, on-line clothing stores give information about the material from which every clothing item is made from such as; cotton (as in cotton t-shirts, cotton dress shirts), or polymer as in (polymer sweatshirts), or leather (as in leather scooter jackets), organic materials as in (organic baby dresses or organic baby blankets) and any other information that gives good and detailed description of the clothing item in question. The detailed information provided to customers on every clothing item helps them to decide if they will buy the clothing item or not.

Use Sizing Charts to Choose Clothing Sizes

Besides providing information on the available colors and sizes of every clothing type, on-line clothing retailers post sizing charts for every clothing they sell. These sizing charts guide customers on how to determine the size of clothing they want to buy.

Different fashion designers have different sizing formats. One sizing format for women’s clothing has three main size groups; petit, regular, and women. Each of these three main size groups has sub-sizes such as; petit small (S), petit medium (M), petit large (L). Similar sub-sizes are available for regular and women size groups. Other designers use sizing format such as; extra small (XS), small (S), medium (M), large (L), extra large (XL), 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL. Similar sizing formats are available for men’s clothing, infants’ and kids’ clothing. Whatever the sizing format a designer uses, the chart is always available to guide the customer on how to choose appropriate size that will fit her/him or the child without first wearing the clothing to ascertain its fitness.

On-Line Shoppers Have Access to Variety of Styles and Designs

One of the advantages of shopping for clothing on-line is that on-line shoppers have the “whole world as a shopping mall”. A shopper can make selections from different stores and also from a variety of designs and styles. There are many new clothing designs and styles that may not be readily available in brick and mortar stores in a person’s immediate locality, but on-line shoppers have easy access to these products from the comfort of their homes. For instance from one on-line store, a shopper can find a variety of men’s casual shirts, men’s fashion suits, or European modern style suits, Italian designed suits, denim suits, linen suits, men’s tuxedo, men’s business suits, men’s dress shoes and many other varieties of men’s clothing, including boys’ suits, and boy’s dress shirts.

On-line Shoppers Save Money and Time

The most interesting part of shopping on-line besides convenience is low prices for most clothing items bought on-line. Every on-line shopper enjoys the low price they pay for almost every clothing item bought on-line as compared to prices of the same clothing item bought from brick and mortar stores. The reason for the huge price differences between clothing bought on-line and those bought from brick and mortar stores is that many small on-line retailers do not keep large inventory of the clothing they sell, nor pay store rents, nor mortgage. On-line retailers pass on the savings they make by not keeping large inventory and store rents to their on-line customers, as such making every clothing item a good bargain for their customers. Besides the low prices paid for the clothing items, on-line shoppers save money on gas that would have been used to travel to brick and mortar stores. They also save time, rather than standing on line they use a fraction of the time to search for the items they want and make payment for them in no time. These items are often delivered at their door steps at no shipping and handling cost.

On-Line Shoppers Make Informed Decision before Buying

Shopping for clothing on line is a great way to guide against “spontaneous buying” or shopping addiction. Many people who shop in brick and mortar stores often buy “spontaneously”. They gather clothing without a second thought, like asking themselves if they actually need the clothing they are taking off the shelves. This is the reason why many people make return trip to the stores in order to return the clothing items they had bought. Shopping on-line helps shoppers to guide against “shopping maniac”, as a shopper in the comfort of his/her home has enough time to go through every clothing item and decide if he/she wants the clothing item or not. It is also a good check/incentive to read the retailer’s return policy before completing any on-line transaction in that way an on-line shopper makes an informed decision to buy or not to buy the clothing item in question.

Guide to the Latest Fashion Labels

From the runway to the impulse-buy section at the grocery store, people today are always looking for the newest, latest fashions. Sporting fancy labels attests to one’s worldview, cultural roots and place in society.

A’ Gaci – Agaci.Too, the parent company for Twigland Fashions, was founded in 1971 in a downtown shop in San Antonio, Texas. Twigland Fashion is now one of the world’s fastest growing fashion chains for juniors. The label keeps up with the constantly changing world of fashion while adhering to one 32-year standing goal- to make women look and feel sexy and glamorous. Consultants help women to achieve just that with Twigland Fashions. The market is trendy clothes for plus-size young women.

A Gift from the Gods originated in the hip East End of London. They design trendy, unique, graffiti-style t-shirts and accessories in the Goth fashion. This label could outfit the entire cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in hip, Goth-style accessories. Favorite color schemes are black and silver with red This label enjoys pairing unlikely clothing combos for the most unique styles, for example a rain parka and combat boots.

Absolu created “Stephy”, doeskin stretch trousers, in 1991. This label stands apart from the rest with its telling trait of combining leather with other materials, such as warp and weft or stitch. The label continues to experience massive sales growth and has a diverse customer-base. Absolu stylists begin with the finest leathers as a foundation, then build on that with fashionable shapes and colors to create hit trends. Absolu is currently expanding geographically due to a large international market. The designs are becoming a must-have in women’s fashion collections. Absolu has stores in Switzerland and Paris to date.

Art Point provides what fashion experts are calling a fresh look at ornaments of various cultures through the prism of today’s reality. By using cultural aspects as inspiration for accessories and ornaments, their fashion becomes more than just a trend, but rather a cultural icon. Their line of accessories includes jewelry and handbags. In addition to accessories and ornaments, Art Point also designs clothing including t-shirts and silk scarves.

Their market is growing into new avenues such as interior projects as well as promotional projects, exhibitions and performances. Art Point began business in 1993.

Aquscutum is a classic British brand name. The business was born in London in 1851. The name Aquascutum comes from the Latin words for watershield. The name is fitting to this company whose main lines include showerproof woollen rainwear made from the highes quality cloth for raincoats. This label provided trenchcoats for British soldiers in both world wars. The royal family even commissioned the company to tailor royal garments. Today the products have been adapted to civilian-wear, and the company is highly reputable in the world of fashion.