Trending: LUXE~LOW~LOCAL Fur & Feathers for Winter 2017

Guest Blog by Whitley Adkins Hamlin, Charlotte Stylist and author of TheQueenCityStyle

The maximalism approach to fashion that took a front row seat at the fall runway shows will continue to reign straight through  the winter months.  We are talking head turning pieces that demand unabashed audacity. Sequins here, embroidery there, a splash of glitter on top and more.  More ruffles, more frills, more fur, feathers and fun.  For today’s fashion report we focus on the latter two; feathers and fur. Whether you choose luxury items or those at a more moderate price point, with an outfit trimmed in feathers or topped off in fur, you’ve achieved a totally attainable high fashion look. Brace yourself; this season’s fur trends are not faint at heart.


From toboggans with pom pom toppers to fur lining the insides of shoes or feathers coming out the tops of them, to sleeves on bomber jackets, skirts, purses and earrings, luxury designers and retailers put a furry something on just about everything.  Expect bold colors and big proportions.  More is more is more!


Real fur doesn’t jive with you or your budget?  Not a problem.  Moderate designers and discount retailers hopped on the feathers and fur trend all the same.  If you’re mad for all the fab details like me but shopping on a budget, you can expect to score an equally fantastic plethora of statement making pieces for your wardrobe, but at a price point that’s totally accessible!  I find myself double checking the prices on the below items, especially that amazingly rich looking forest green vest!

Our Favorite Fur & Feather items in Charlotte stores now:

Charlotte’s in Charlotte

Rabbit Fur poncho $ 158.00 | earrings $80.00

White fur jacket $398 | shirt $108.00

SAM Jacket $695.00

Fur vest $382.00 | Emerald blouse was $144.00 now 50% off

Color block shrug $149.00 | One size

Feather dress $258 | Earrings $215


Copper Penny:

Dana Stein cape: $200; Balenciaga sunglasses: $425

Minnie Rose cardigan: $400; Drew top: $248.40; Zowee necklace: $232

Splendid faux fur bomber: $228

Dana Stein wrap: $358; Drew top: $179; Chan Luu necklace: $190

Dawn Ottman hide cuffs: $80

Dana Stein rabbit scarfs: $133


Luxe Angel Boutique: 

Gold Dipped Feather earrings $79

Multi tone Brown Faux Fur Vest $109

Winter White Faux Fur Vest $99

Grey Faux Feather Vest $109
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The Pink Hanger: 

John & Jenn Two Tone Fur Bomber: $298

PS The Label Double Take Faux fur Jacket: $266

Show Me your Mumu Fausta Vest: $174

Show Me Your Mumu Roadie Sweater: $160

Show Me your Mumu Lombardi cardigan: $164


Monkee’s of Charlotte: 

Jerry Bomber, $595, Tapered Vegan Track Pant $168, Brody Sneaker $160

Zara Jacket $225, Long Sleeve Top with Trim $88, Walden Wedge $178

Ronnie Tee $98, Feather Mini Skirt $450, Grazi Bootie $225

Feather Dress $695, Jenkins Heel $180, Envelope Clutch $95

Flare Sleeve Bateauneck Seeater $175, Beige Vest $240, Haaz Bootie $160, Isabelle Crop Jean $225


Trim Tunic Dress $110, Beige Vest $118, Jordie Bootie $200

KK Bloom Boutique:

Elvan Vest by BB Dakota, $110 BUY HERE 

London Jacket by On The Road, $320 BUY HERE 

Aurora Jacket by Lost + Wander, $116 BUY HERE 

Rock Candy Denim Jacket by Mustard Seed, $110 BUY HERE 

Bella Sweater in Grey by On The Road, $148 BUY HERE 

Bella Sweater in Cream by On The Road, ​$148 BUY HERE 


Whitley Adkins Hamlin is a Charlotte based wardrobe stylist specializing in personal, commercial and editorial styling.  Regarded as a respected taste-maker, Whitley contributes as a producer, writer and stylist for various regional magazines and makes regular television and radio appearances on the topic of fashion and style. Find more of her style here:
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