The Perfect Faux-Fur Outfit For L.A.

If you want to channel your inner Rachel Zoe without feeling like Cruella De Vil, then we suggest you pick up one of the season's hottest faux fur coats as it's the perfect way to stay cute and cozy this winter. We spotted Erin, L.A.-native and the designer of January Apparel, outside of Caffe Luxe in Brentwood late last week wearing a faux-fur look we love: a warm and fuzzy jacket paired with a tulip skirt and some killer gray booties. It's the ideal look for a chilly SoCal afternoon coffee date or running around town dashing to meetings, so if you want to kick off 2011 in style, make sure you mimic Erin's masterful mix.
Essential #1: Faux Fur Jacket—Erin may be wearing a treasured vintage fur, but we like this vegan faux fur option from Juicy Couture just as much if not more because it is cruelty-free. Be sure you check out in this versatile light-brown color, and wear it with everything this January.
Juicy Couture Hooded Faux Fur Jacket, $239, available at Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Boulevard (at North Roxbury Drive); 310-550-5900.
Essential #2: Black Skirt—Nothing is as effortless as a dark tulip skirt. It's flattering on almost every shape and would look equally as great with tights or over-the-knee boots as bare legs in the spring.
Office Tulip Skirt, $20, available at Forever21, 189 The Grove Drive (at Third Street); 323-934-0018.
Essential #3: Ankle Boots—We're kind of obsessed with these E-Moxy boots from Elizabeth and James. The super-comfortable platform and brushed suede in gray make them easy to incorporate into any perfect winter outfit.
E-Moxy Boots, $395, available at Nordstroms, 10830 West Pico Boulevard (at Westwood Boulevard); 310-470-6155.
Essential #4: Cozy Socks—Let your comfy cashmere socks take center stage and pair them with your favorite ankle booties all season long.
Falke Cable Socks, $24, available at Revolve Clothing, 8452 Melrose Avenue (at North Croft Avenue); 323-944-0311.
Essential #5: Printed Scarf—A bright patterned scarf, like this Deena & Ozzy style from UO, is the perfect way to add a Bohemian touch to even the most conservative outfit. We love it wrapped around your neck or draped over a faux fur coat a la Erin for a little added accessory appeal.
Deena and Ozzy Abstract Print Eternity Scarf, $28, available at Urban Outfitters, 7650 Melrose Avenue (at Stanley Avenue); 323-653-3231.

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