Fur Fashion Pieces You Can Wear in the Summer
Fun & Fashionable Ways to Rock Fur This Summer
Now that the bright, sunny, fun filled days of summer are right around the corner, all of you lovers and admirers of fur out there may be starting to feel a bit bummed about the thought of packing up your favorite fur frock and packing it away for the seemingly endless season of balmy heat. Well, fear not my fur favoring friends! You may be surprised to hear that there are actually quite a large variety of ways that you can confidently rock your favorite type of fur, even in the blistering heat of summer. Read on to get some great ideas, inspiration, tips, tricks and loads of other helpful information. After that, why not try out a few styles right now? After all, it really is never too early to begin thinking about your warm weather, summer fashion.
Many of you know that fur really is the ultimate fashion accessory and over the past several years it has truly transcended into a non season specific fashion staple that can be tweaked and altered to fit any situation or climate for that matter. It’s fashionable, fun, functional, and available in a wide range of budget options. How can you get any better than that? If you’re brand new to the world of fur, you may have some questions about where you can get it, what kind of fur is available, how fur pelts differ, and in exactly which ways you can incorporate it into your uniquely personal style. You can read all about the long history of how fur and fashion work together in the article here, but first let’s get some of those questions answered for you right now.
Where Can You Purchase Fashionable Fur?
These days there is a very wide variety of fur retailers available, from brick and mortar stores to online specialty boutiques. There may even be a fur store located near your own home or office. If there does happen to be a fur store that’s conveniently located for you, consider planning a trip there with the intent of familiarizing yourself with the types of products they sell and the types of animal pelt that they have available. Depending on your personal style, and the way you intend to wear your fur, checking out the options will help make the decision just a little bit easier for you. For example, fur pelts that are suitable for men tend to be much simpler and less ostentatious than pelts that are suited for women. Also, the longer, ankle length style of coats may look absolutely breathtaking on the rack, but may not be overly practical if you aren’t someone who attends many formal affairs.
If you are considering investing in a fur, but want a bit more information about how the process works, you can check out the website of FICA (the Fur Information Council of America) to educate yourself on the ideal policies and best practices of the fur trade. The last thing you’d want to do is invest in a fur pelt that was obtained cruelly or in less than ideal situations. There are a great many reputable fur retailers out there, but unfortunately there are also a surprising number that are anything but reputable. You can also learn more about the fur industry and the truth about how fur pelts are processed by reading about it at the Truth About Fur website.
What Kind of Fur Pelts Are Available?
There are many different varieties of fur pelts available on the market and in a large range of price points. So, before deciding how and what kind of fur pelt you want to incorporate into your daily wardrobe, you should take some time to familiarize yourself with the differences in style, characteristics, and price, so you aren’t blown away by sticker shock or end up falling in love with something wildly beyond your budget. Rest assured there are many options available to you, so you’re sure to find something you can love and cherish for a long, long time.
If you’re one of those people who just loves all the little details and enjoys brushing up on all of the facts before making a final decision, then you may want to check out the detailed description of each of the different types of fur pelts on the market. There is a ton of helpful information on this very topic that’s listed on the Fur Commission USA website.
It is commonly known that mink is the absolute highest item on many people’s wish list when it comes to fur. However, there are so many other pelt varieties at your local fur distributor for you to consider, which are equally beautiful and unique. The options range from the stunningly beautiful and luxurious Lynx and Chinese Leopard to the plush and breathtaking Timber Wolf and Chinchilla to the lesser known, but equally impressive squirrel, fisher and skunk. Each has their very own unique qualities and strengths, so be sure to check out a few options before making your final decision. If you’re looking for fur retailers that offer an amazing range of products, styles, pelts, and price ranges you should definitely take a look at the amazing product line-up available at the Fur Headquarters Online Store. By visiting their website you can even find a brick and mortar location in a city near you!
How Do I Rock My Awesome New Fur?
Now that you know a bit about fur and all the amazing options it offers, let’s move on to the most important piece of the puzzle…wearing it! Everyone knows you can buy a stunningly beautiful fur coat to wear during those chilly fall and winter months that will make you look amazing, while still keeping you nice and toasty. However, you can certainly carry over your love of all things furry into those steamy summer months, as well. Just be sure to keep your favorite fur coat close at hand for those inexplicably chilly spring and summer nights. They always seem to creep up here and there!
Since fur is so amazingly versatile, your summer fur fashion can be completely over the top and flamboyant or more simple and understated by incorporating pieces that are more suitable for everyday wear. From a simple, trendy fur pom-pom key-chain that you can attach to your key ring or clip on to your favorite handbag to a bit of bling on a rockin’ pair of summery sandals, wedges or flip flops, there are plenty of ways to spice up your summer wardrobe with some super fun fur. You can even find full fur and partial fur handbags, depending on your mood and what you have planned for the day. These can range from casually chic to flatteringly formal. The options abound when it comes to fur.
For those that just can’t give up on having a fur coat during the summer, why not opt for a fun shrug or a vest instead? They’ll give you the decadently soft and visually stunning look you crave without making you sweat like crazy! There are even jewelry options available with fur adorning them, like dangling earrings, necklaces and even collars, cuffs, and bracelets. Fur fringed jewelry is super fun and can make the transition from day to night in a snap and will always be sure to turn heads.
If you love fur, but don’t love the idea of rocking it on the beach, there are also plenty of adorable night time options available that will suit your inner fur aficionado. You can easily find cute fur trimmed pajamas, fun robes fringed with fur, or even plush fur slippers or indoor sandals for you to sport during the warm summer months. There are also many styles of stunning, fur accented evening wear available to enjoy!
For those who opt to spend their summer days enjoying the sand and surf, there are quite a few options for you to chose from. You can find fur bathing suit cover ups and ponchos, and fur trimmed bathing suits and bikinis (just make sure you properly dry them after your day is through). There are even super fun fur bandannas to add a special something to your unique look. To get some more great inspiration for fur themed beach wear, be sure to check out this article from Elle magazine. Just imagine the possibilities.
One vitally important key to keeping your fur looking on point for summer is to keep your color choices on the lighter side. Darker fur colors are much more suited to the cold winter months than light colors, which are more reminiscent of sand and sun. Who doesn’t love that? Also, depending on how and where you decide to sport your fur, you may want to shy away from excessively plush fur, which can tend to look much too thick and heavy for the summer. Mixing textures is also a great way to keep your fur fashion choices completely on-point for the season.
What is Fur Restoration?
If you have a piece of fur that was handed down to you from a friend or family member or even a great find at a consignment shop that could use some refreshing than you should definitely consider having a fur restoration done. This process (if completed by a quality furrier) can make your fur look like new again. There are many options available for restoring fur pelts including mold removal for furs that have been exposed to wet or damp conditions, to repairing rips or tears, to repairing unsightly damage caused by moths.
Of course, properly storing and caring for your fur is absolutely vital to its continued longevity, so you’ll certainly want to make sure you do so each time you pack away your fur for the season. Fur needs to be kept in a place that is clean and dry at all times, so make sure to never store your coat in a basement or attic (unless you know it’s completely free from dampness and water intrusion). When possible, always include moth balls when storing your fur to avoid an unpleasant surprise when you bring it out next season.
What is Fur Remodeling?
Another great option for those with fur pelts that no longer fit, are no longer in fashion, or are damaged beyond normal repair, but still have areas of salvageable fur is the amazing art of fur remodeling. Transform long, floor sweeping coats into shorter more versatile pieces. Take a highly damaged piece and use parts of it to create a breathtaking fur stole or even a beautiful shrug. If you’ve inherited an older fur piece that you’d never see yourself wearing, you can always take that old, tired piece and alter it so it becomes an awe-inspiring fashion go-to that is the envy of all who see it. You can even transform an out dated fur into an adorable teddy bear for a little one to treasure. All of this is possible through fur remodeling. Again, you’ll want to use an experienced furrier for this work. For even more great ideas and fur pelt remodeling options, there are plenty of inspirational options on Pinterest.
For thousands of years, fur has been everything from a status symbol, a fashion staple, a stunning accessory, a piece of history and so much more. Britannica has authored a truly great piece on some of the history, details, and background of fur. It will make for some interesting reading during your next shore excursion. No matter how you decide to flaunt your own fur fashion this summer, you’ll definitely have plenty of options available to chose from. Of course, while you’re soaking up the sun, your stunning fur coats, wraps and hats will be awaiting their next winter season with you. Let’s go make this summer a thrilling and fur filled one, shall we?