what the what?!: furry fashion

Sometimes things shoot off into popular territory and I sit back and am all, “What the whaaaaat?” And sometimes instead of living by the age old rule of If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all, I have to let loose and spew some steam. Today’s What the What?!: furry fashion.

I’ve talked about it before when I just didn’t get the whole Céline furry shoe thing. We decided that maybe, maaaaaybe they were OK for Halloween (if Big Bird is your thing)–only if they were on super discount from the thrift store down the street. I figured it was just a weird, out there thing to grab attention at fashion week.

But then I was flipping through fashion magazines while the girls were in the bath the other night (the only time I get such a luxury, by the way) and saw I spread in Elle (probably last month’s issue since I’m so woefully behind on my magazine stack). It was an accessories trends piece entitled “Plush Life” that included the most brightly colored furs ever. I almost fell into the tub.

It seems that in some circles these obnoxiously colored (not to mention obnoxiously priced!) accessories are all the rage. I. Just. Don’t. Get. It.

Do you?

what the what?!: furry fashion1 Versace mink and leather bag, $5496 || 2 Fendi calf-hair ankle boot, $1700 || 3 Saks Fifth Avenue Collection rabbit fur texting gloves, $95 || 4 Clover Canyon embroidered faux fur sweatshirt, $422 || 5 Fendi mink and fox mini monster bag, $3915 || 6 Bryan Boy for Adrienne Landau rabbit fur bow tie, $95

I mean, come on now. Really?

To be completely honest, I’m not a huge fan of fur in the first place. I’m OK with some faux fur lining the hood of my winter jacket for some extra coziness, but that’s about as far as I’ll go. When you start dying it all sorts of bright, unnatural colors you start getting into a really weird zone. Suddenly the line between seriously expensive designer shoes and a pair of bright purple fur booties that I can pick up for my daughter at Justice (a store which generally looks like it was assaulted by neon-colored puke) is disturbingly close.

I just don’t get it!

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.