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Trend Alert: Fur-Sleeved Coat

See the trend that's making headline on and off the runway

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Trend Alert: Fur-Sleeved Coat

Etro Fall 2011, Photo by Anthea Simms

Trend Alert: Fur-Sleeved Coat

Photo by Anthea Simms

Designers looked for inventive ways to interpret fur this season-we saw everything from mink-wrapped sunglasses to beaver shirt collars- but it was fur sleeves on coats that we really loved. A sporty version at Rag & Bone included shearling, suede and racing stripes, while at Etro, a mishmash of prints and textures had an eclectic spirit. With such a distinctive look, keep the silhouette minimal using understated fasteners and accessories. Adding a pop of colour in a blouse or trouser and a sleek metallic heel is all you need.

How To Pull It Off:
Go hard edge with dark tones and patent finishes or soften the mood with pastels and fuzzy knits. Keep proportions in check- tailored bottom balances a chubbier fur sleeve. Notch up the look with knee-high boots or a statement heel, or keep it casual with loafers.