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Everything You Need to Know When Buying a Faux Fur Coat

September 09, 2019

woman wearing faux fur holding lantern in black and white

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Do you hate the cold? When winter comes do you feel trapped inside like a caged beast? Would you rather burrow under blankets than step foot outside your den? Well, that’s no way to enjoy life! So, we challenge you to take a fashion cue from your favorite animal and strut your stuff in warmth and style.
Snag yourself a deliciously cozy faux fur coat. We’ll fill you in on everything you need to know when buying faux fur purrrrfection. You'll be ready to step out all warm and stylin’ this winter in no time.
Over the past few years, faux fur coats have skyrocketed in popularity. Buying faux fur has become a staple in everyone's wardrobe, no longer just for off-duty fashion models and stylish villains. From celebs to music festival fans, sporting some fabulous fluff is a must! So if you're ready to join the party, here’s everything you should consider when buying a faux fur.

What Is Faux Fur?

woman wearing disco wolf faux fur coat

In a nutshell, faux fur is fake fur. It’s made from synthetic polymer fibers through a process that kind of looks like spinning cotton candy. But don’t be so quick to take a lick of that faux fur coat standing in line in front of you!

Faux fur coats and accessories aren’t just super sexy to look at (although it’s reason enough to grab one, right?). There are several benefits to slipping one of these badass beauties on. Wanna know our favorite aspects of buying a faux fur coat?

Benefits of buying faux fur:

realistic appearance and feel

less expensive

less difficult to clean

saves the lives of animals

limitless colors and styles

Realistic Appearance and Feel

The best faux fur is just as soft as real animal fur. In fact, a high-quality faux fur coat can easily be mistaken for the real thing.

Less Expensive

Fake fur is easier on the pocket. That means plenty of leftover dough to splurge on killer accessories. It also leaves you with paw-ket change for event tickets so you can strut in your sexy new faux fur coat. 

Less Difficult to Clean

Faux fur is also less difficult to clean and maintain than real fur. While there are still steps you MUST follow to ensure the beauty and longevity of your fur baby, washing and cleaning your fluff can be done by hand at home!

Saves the Lives of Animals

At SpiritHoods, we use only 100% fake fur. So, you can wear your faux fur coat with pride, knowing that no animals were harmed so you could look paw-sitively fabulous. In fact, we donate 10% of net profits to help save endangered species. So, you’re actually supporting endangered animals with every purchase you make.

Limitless Colors and Styles

When you buy faux fur, the options for color and style are endless. Faux fur coats come in every shade of the rainbow — they’re not limited to those found in nature. I mean, have you ever seen a Neon Pink Leopard in the wild? Didn’t think so. Go ahead and toss one of those bad boys in your cart!

Find Your Fit

man wearing black faux fur coatLooking and feeling all warm and snug is one thing, but you don’t wanna look like a bear has swallowed you, right? That’s why it's essential to take your measurements when buying a faux fur coat online.

We make the process easy for you. All SpiritHoods faux fur coats are unisex. Find your true spirit animal in either the men’s or women’s section. Be sure to check out the size guide for each product you’re interested in. Each guide will give you detailed measurements for that specific faux fur coat to ensure it fits more like a gentle bear hug than a fur tarp or drowned rat.

Take your measurements with a soft tape measure for the most accurate accounts.

You’ll need to measure:

Widest part of your chest

Shoulder to shoulder

Top of your shoulder to your wrist — this is your sleeve length

Broadest part of your hips

To find the purrrfect size, match your measurements with those listed on the size guide for the item you want to buy. This ensures you get the fit you're looking for. Sometimes our sizing can be a bit confusing for new customers, but that's why we're here to lend a han-, errr, paw. So if you feel super stuck, just give us a howl! 

Selecting Your Purrrrect Style

We know how addicting these faux fur coats and accessories can be. I mean, look at them! Any one of these beauties will have you prowling the streets in style. To help you narrow down your selection when you’re buying faux fur, we’ve put together a list of a few different styles of faux fur coats and who they’ll work best for.

Faux fur coat styles and who they suit best:

Hot To Trot

Short and Sweet

Middle of the Road

Long and Strong 

Hot To Trot

You’re always warm. You’re sweating buckets after five minutes on the dance floor.  You’ve been drooling over buying faux fur but don’t want to be a sweaty furry mess every time you wear it. Does this sum you up?

Woman wearing Red Wolf Faux Fur ShawlInstead of a coat,  go for a faux fur vest. Without the heavy sleeves, a vest will keep you warm yet free from overheating. You’ll still get all the sweetest parts of a SpiritHoods faux fur coat without so much fur. It’s pawsitively purrrfect!

What is the best reason to get a vest instead of a coat? They're designed to have an oversized look. So, at the end of summer you can strut around, ready to catch those sweet breezes by the water and have plenty of room to layer up during the chill of winter. This makes a faux fur vest one of our most versatile options. 

Short and Sweet

If you still want a bold pop of fur but don’t need a long coat, a shawl or bomber jacket fits the bill. These styles will keep out the cold but won’t weigh you down when you’re running with your pack. A bomber faux fur jacket is great if you live in a warmer climate. They’re also purrrfect for festivals where it may be chilly but not freezing.

Pro tip: add a SpiritHood to your outfit if your coat doesn’t have a hood. You can mix and match the different fur patterns and ensure your head stays toasty while turning heads.

Middle of the Road

Mid-length faux fur coats, or any coat for that matter, are all about the booty!

These coats cover your butt and will keep you warm during snowy adventures or cold festival nights. Encase yourself in a fluffy warm cocoon. Mid-length coats have huge pawkets you can bury your fingers in to stay nice and warm. 

Some of our mid-length styles come with a hood for extra warmth. One thing to keep in mind: the longer your coat, the more faux fur you’re dealing with. Some of our hooded coats can be cumbersome if you’re hitting the slopes, so don't forget to consider this.

Check out our hoodless mid-length styles if you want to feel a bit more weightless. The Black PantherSiberian Snow Leopard, and Grey Wolf are all awesome options. Pop the collar on these bad boys and feel like a baller without being weighed down by a hood.

Long and Strongman wearing Siberian snow leopard collard faux fur coat with one hand in hair and the other in his pocket with tan background

If you're constantly freezing, buying a long faux fur coat will be your best investment! Not to mention, you’ll slip into your new best friend and never want to take it off. Keep the cold out by wrapping yourself in a silky faux fur coat from head to toe. Our long coats will keep you snug and feeling like an alpha dog all winter long.

If you’ve ever wanted to be a wolf, now you can! Grab the Classic Black Wolf Long Faux Fur Coat, and you'll be howling at the moon by nightfall. Run to the woods. Find your pack. Never look back.

Meow or Grrr? What If You Can’t Decide?

Now we get to the fun part - deciding which animal you want to be! You might already know exactly which coat you’re getting. Love at first sight is real when buying a faux fur coat. Some people just know instantly if they’re a Savanah Cat or a Cotton Candy Bear. 

Here are some thoughts to consider when choosing your faux fur coat:

Do you want realistic-looking fur?

Are fun and colorful fur more your thing?

To hood or not to hood?

Trust those animal instincts of yours. Close your eyes and visualize yourself running around in the coats. Which one feels the best for you?

Embrace Winter in Your Faux Fur Coat

Man wearing classic cotton candy bear faux fur coat Come on out of your cage. Don’t let those colder months stop you from enjoying life! There are so many snowy adventures to be had. So unleash your inner wild and take your faux fur coat out to explore.

Hit the slopes. Strap on some ice skates. Grab a trashcan lid and fly down the local sledding hill or just enjoy a cup of cocoa and some stargazing wrapped in your furry bestie.

When buying faux fur, know that SpiritHoods faux fur coats will survive many great adventures. So, take care of your coat and it will keep you warm for years to come.

Still not quite sure how to choose your favorite faux fur coat? We know. It’s hard when they’re all so puurrrrfectly ideal! So take the Spirit Animal Quiz to help you find your sexy inner beast!

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