Few things are more fabulous than a fur coat—and they do double duty by keeping you warm while looking glamorous. Now, thanks to the proliferation of high-quality faux fur fabric, it’s easy to wear the trend guilt-free. “Faux fur has made leaps and bounds in the last few years,” says Charlotte Beecham, a British-based designer who founded her accessories line, Charlotte Simone, after graduating from New York University in 2011. “Faux fur is no longer considered a cheaper alternative but a lush and equally desirable fluff. It no longer has a stigma attached to it as it both shines and comforts you just like the real thing. I have invested a great deal of time sourcing the perfect faux fur and can happily say it mirrors the quality of real fur to a great degree, such as zig-zag textured mink faux fur”
Beecham fell in love with accessories when she spent her freshman year of college in France, where she was inspired by Parisian women and their innovative ways of creating an outfit based on one accessory.