Dan Ahwa is fashion editor for Viva and Canvas magazines.

Fashion: Fun fur all

Faux and furry, these coats are perfect to snuggle up in.
Photo / Guy Coombes
Photo / Guy Coombes

What's not to love about the frivolity of faux fur? It's the perfect example of clothing that doesn't take itself too seriously, working well for all ages. Its ability to work seamlessly with more "serious" wardrobe items highlights its versatility. A leopard print coat, for example, teams well with a white shirt, blue jeans and loafers for a look that's completely pulled-together.

How to wash faux fur? You can either hand-wash in lukewarm water or set on a delicate spin in your washing machine - just remember to turn it inside out. Consider using a gentle fabric softener and, once it's ready, lie it flat and absorb excess water with a towel. Dry it flat in a well-ventilated area and use a pet brush to fluff the fur once it's dry. Hang on a plastic hanger and store.

Zambesi coat $750. Yvonne Bennetti fringed pants $626.50. Ruby velvet choker $29. Mi Piaci lace-up boots $220.

Ruby coat $329 and skirt $149. Eugenie top (POA).

Stella McCartney coat, about $2675, from Net-a-Porter.

Unreal Fur coat about $350.

Shrimps coat, about $745.

Trelise Cooper coat $599.

Yvonne Bennetti jacket $556.50. Gregory blouse $299 and pants $197.

- Canvas

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