Having a Moment: Furry Jackets

It is somehow snowing here in Texas and while I just bought a few pretty new spring dresses, I’m having to reluctantly reach for my coat and boots yet again. As I looked to pinterest this morning for some cold weather outfit inspo, I noticed just how many big furry jackets  I’ve pinned this winter. This discovery brings back fine memories of my own white faux fur jacket I proudly wore to Sunday School as a 5 year old. (I’m 100% sure I looked like a tiny cotton ball with legs.)  Now, 24 years later, faux fur is back and it’s perfectly acceptable to wear it any day or way you’d like. That’s something I can get behind, especially on a snow day.

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I like to call these fine pieces of outerwear ‘muppet jackets’ because you can’t help but look like a muppet in one of them. This is a positive thing, trust me. If I could be a muppet every day of my life, I would. (Again, 5 year old Kendi is thrilled with how style in 2014 is turning out.) 
So, what are your thoughts? Yay or cray on this furry trend this winter?


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  1. Jerin Alysha McIntosh says:

    Omg no!!! My parents bought me a rabbit coat when I was 5…I remember because I wore it to church on Easter Sunday. It literally shed everywhere, made me look like a cotton ball, and I cried the whole day. Faux fur…maybe. I've been considering a faux fur vest to wear over my denim shirt; but one thing is for sure, you can't tell a 5-year old she's wearing a bunny and expect everything to be okay.

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  2. Lori says:

    I'm a mom of 5. I'm home most days, casual is my uniform. This summer I was at a yard sale of some older ladies and saw the most beautiful faux fur coat. It fit me like a glove. I have never, ever thought of myself as someone who would wear fur but I totally fell in love with it. It is hits me mid calf and has a bit of a flare to it. I've only worn it a couple of times being dressed up for the holidays, but I love the look of it styled casual with jeans, I just haven't had the guts to do it yet!!

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  3. rhiannon says:

    loving the fur! so gorgeous and glam!


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  4. Muppet jacket!!! LOL I've never thought of them that way, and now, I can't think of them any other way! I love all things furry, fluffy, and soft. These are great pieces.




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  5. Oh my! You've picked some great choices! I'm all about keeping warm, so yes to furry and cozy!

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  6. can't get enough of fur this year! Especially with the winter we're having!
    xo, Nina

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  7. Great picks! So lovely and chic πŸ™‚


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  8. Supal says:

    Ah I want to wear all these outfits! I love the look of faux fur, but I get so intimidated by them. So big and bulky and I get nervous about the washing process. But I do think it's a luxe look.


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  9. Totally love the look of them! You can totally rock it! I just think I would keep it in my closet and not have to guts to wear it out. Ok so maybe I'd dance around the house in it.
    xo Adri

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  10. Elena Drake-Knight says:

    I bought one this past Winter and absolutely love it! Unfortunately it hasn't been cold enough for me to wear it much in CA this Winter but I am looking forward to breaking it out on an upcoming trip to the UK!



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  12. Jessica Broyles says:

    I tend to fall into the "nothing is too crazy for me to wear" category, so I say yay! πŸ˜‰ But, I love the white one in the middle. Have a great snow day!


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  13. Christa says:

    I've been eying them for awhile now! They look sooo comfy and cozy! If I can find the right one I would totally get it!


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  14. i second that! I've wanted one but LA will only allow this type of attire for another couple weeks or so…


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  15. Yay on other people, nay on me!

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  16. Chrissabella says:

    Love this trend and as soon as I find the right one I will snap it up πŸ™‚ London is just perfect for those kind of jacket

    Greetings from London,


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  17. Sheila says:

    Love these looks!

    xo – Sheila

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  18. Love the burgundy one!

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  19. Carole A. Strawn says:

    Love them all.

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  20. Alexandra Aimee says:

    My feeling on the muppet jacket are mixed. On one hand I want to snuggle up in one right this second. On the other hand, why am I not wearing one right now? Oh, wait, that's not so mixed after all.

    — Alex at Brainy Girls Beauty

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  21. Dana says:

    Ive been loving this look lately also!!! the term muppet jackets is just about perfect though. hahaah 5 year old kendi…. love it


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  22. katmae says:

    I say nay. I can't imagine the pain of trying to clean a coat like that! I'll stick to my bright colored peacoat instead πŸ™‚ And long black puffer jacket for super cold days. When it's really cold out, it's more about practicality than fun πŸ™

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  23. mdocx1 says:

    If you love fuzzy muppet coats, check out this photo from photographer Luke Strosnider – http://lukestrosnider.com – taken in Paris in the fall of 2008. Image from his new book I Wish You Where Here.

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  24. Jules Adele says:

    Absolute yay! And especially in all those lovely peach and pastel hues.

    xx Julia

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  25. 33 says:

    me, too, love the furry coats. however, i've yet to try one without looking "BIG" or ridiculous. It's such a statement piece that requires a solid confidence and outsized personality to tame it. besides, the quality needs to be top notch or it'd look cheap. and everything else has to be toned down.

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  26. Andrea says:

    I have a black coat I call a muppet coat! I try to wear all the time. I usually talk myself out of wearing to the gym.

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  27. Courtney Parker says:

    I am really having a moment with faux fur! It's too warm where I live for the coats, but I love the faux fur vests!

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  28. Tess says:

    Omg! I always call them muppet jackets when I'm out shopping. I thought I was the only one. Ha!

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  29. Elizabeth Hawn says:

    personally I'm loving the 'muppet' jackets!


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  30. Andrea Litsch says:

    I love the faux fur jackets!!! Hilarious that you call them muppet jackets! I live in Florida & was at the mall the other day trying to justify to myself that I could use a beautiful cobalt blue muppet jacket from topshop…while was I silently justifying to myself two men walked past & made fun of the muppet…well of course I had to turn & give a dirty stare…as I did so I happen to glance at them & their feet…they had on flip flops…& their jeans indicated that they were not headed for the beach or a pool. Not a fan of flip flips on men…especially out as a causal shoe!
    Random rant over!!!


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  31. Liz says:

    Haha, I tried on a furry sweater the other day and looked like an abominable snowman. These are much better examples of this lovely trend!

    xo, Liz


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  32. TOTAL yay on this furry trend! I was a cotton ball with legs too! If I can find the photo, I'll post it on my blog and let you know, haha! You are so hilarious! XO

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  33. sasa says:

    Love your picks<3


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  34. Kristin says:

    "Yay" for tall, thin women. "Nay" for petite, curvy builds (like me). I think I'd end up looking like Boo the dog: http://www.boothedog.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Boo-the-puppy-Dog.jpg

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  35. Johanna says:

    I love furry vests and coats. I would love a real fur one also (gasp). But they are so pricey!

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  36. Classy Chic & Chardonnay says:

    I love furry jackets! Gal Meets Glam's outfit with her two toned furry jacket was my fave!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

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  37. I just picked up the most amazing fur jacket on my last vintage shopping trip! I CANNOT wait to wear it! Love.

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  38. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I love furry coats, but not fur coats, not that I'm a huge peta type person, I just find them creepy! But I totally love these trendy faux fur pieces you've picked!



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  39. Karen Twelves says:

    Love the look, but prefer the ones that don't look like real fur, just so people don't get the wrong idea. The pink one is beautiful, I love the texture.

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  40. Shannon says:

    Loving these fun fuzzy picks!



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  41. Furry jackets are a must in this cold season, keep you warm and chic all at once πŸ˜‰

    Have a fabulous weekend! xo

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  42. nikki says:

    #6 is gorgeous!! love the white. perfect for winter πŸ™‚



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  43. chelseaandthecity says:

    I've been loving furry jackets lately… especially in the biting cold! Great inspiration images Kendi.

    Chelsea & The City

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  44. Jenny Isailovski says:

    I live in Southern California and yet I still LOVE this trend. The best I can swing is a furry vest though. I've been dying for that jacket that Julia from Gal Meets Glam is wearing though.

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  45. Michelle says:

    Love the white one ! with the contrasting black outfit !

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  46. lena says:

    love the rose ones! they look like a super fluffy pillow, haha πŸ™‚


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  47. Sasa Zoe says:

    Love these coats<3


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  48. I am totally loving these jackets! How can you beat a big giant ball of fluff to keep you warm during the coldest part of the year!


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  49. Courtney Chase says:

    I have always loved this look! And I mean if you're already going for puffball, why not make it pink?


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  50. Kellie The Shoe Diva says:

    Lol would love to see a photo of you as a "tiny cotton ball with legs." I say yay to the muppet jackets!

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  51. I just LOVE this look! Somehow I'm always drawn to pink or white; I guess if I'm going to look like a muppet, I'm going to be a girly muppet.

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  54. I simply LOVE this look! By one means or another I'm generally attracted to pink or white; I figure in case I'm going to resemble a muppet, will be a girly muppet. http://www.leatheradore.com/product/wolverine-xmen-origins-jacket

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  55. Great pics!! so lovely and chic.
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