While genuine fur pieces are glamorous things to own, they have largely fallen out of favour these days as the world increasingly focuses on preserving the environment and adopting ethical practices. High street labels like Mango and H&M are keeping track of their carbon footprint and implementing eco-friendly processes, and some luxury fashion houses have made a commitment to go fur-free, such as Burberry, Michael Kors and Versace. In fact, Donatella Versace told 1843 magazine in 2017 that she doesn’t “want to kill animals to make fashion. It doesn’t feel right”.
Faux fur garments are a great conscientious alternative — while they are not as warm or soft as the real deal, you can still look fabulous and use them as a fashion statement. So go ahead, take a stand by opting for vegan, animal-friendly products like faux fur. Here are 12 affordable pieces you can cosy in at your next vacay without looking too OTT or breaking the bank.