How to Slay Fur in Washington, D.C. This Summer
Here in the DMV area, we tend to experience all four seasons and for those individuals who love the accent of fur pieces, incorporating fur into your summer wardrobe can be a bit tricky. Luckily, there have been some stylish trends to hit the scene that allow you to still rock fur elements in a chic way!
We’ve also provided some outfit ideas if you’re feeling a tad bit shy about a few of these trendy pieces. So if you’re looking for ways to slay fur in Washington, D.C. this summer, then look no further!
Did you know that you can wear UGGs in the summer and that it’s socially acceptable? Well, let me clarify, the UGGs brand carries an assortment of styles and colors of fur slides. UGG offers a few models of the traditional furry slides for you to choose from. You can choose either the Royale Slide or the Royale Tipped Slide. Each model is available in different colors. So whether you want a sleeker, neutral color like a black, seal gray mix or a more vibrant color like Fusion Coral, the choice is yours! These sheep or lamb fur slides both come in at $80.
Slides aren’t just for pro athletes or as a casual poolside footwear option. You can certainly elevate your look with some stylish, affordable or pricier pieces. For those who may be interested in a more athletic-looking crossover between sporty and dressy looking slides, Fenty by Rihanna Faux-Fur Logo Slides are a great option. These slides come in attractive pastel and neutral colors and are priced at $49.99. If you’re lucky to find these bad boys in the wild, be sure to snatch them up quick because they tend to go fast!
For those that prefer more statement-making slides with funky and unique designs, Colors of California 20MM Patchwork Mink Slide Sandals provide the perfect mix of funky and sleek! These mink slides feature a black base with a multicolored fur strap. The beauty about these slides is that all the colors implemented into these slides definitely complement each other without seeming chaotic. You can get your hands on these slides for only $73!
If you’re looking for quality, foreign-made slides look no further than the Givenchy Mink Fur Slides. Like the Colors of California mink slides, these too have a black base or sole, but switch things up with a solid, brightly colored and fun mink fur strap. Electric Blue, Bright Pink, Fuchsia & Red are all fun summer colors to try! Pick up a pair of these slides for only $595. While you’re on the website or in-store, be sure to check out the burgundy and white Givenchy Striped Mink Fur Slide Sandals as well for $375 at Neiman Marcus.
Of course, you can always rock these shoes poolside, but don’t hesitate to dress them up and wear them with a nice casual looking ensemble. Furry slides pair well with a pair of sleek skinny jeans that can even be distressed if that’s what you prefer. Feel free to roll the pant leg up a bit and show some skin for summer. Bring the whole look together with a fun graphic tee or a simple solid-colored t-shirt tucked into some jeans and you’re ready to conquer summer!
Another classic fashionable summer ensemble for fur slides is pairing brightly colored slides, like light pink or electric blue, with some white jeans that stop right above the ankle or you can cuff them. Wearing white during the summer is always a timeless staple color, so feel free to don your slides with your favorite white garment. If you can also find a bag that matches your slides perfectly then it will bring the whole look together!
A quick rule of thumb when styling fur slides (especially if you’re hesitant about them) is to let the slides take center stage and be the centerpiece of your outfit. If your slides happen to be in a neutral color like black, white or gray, you can disregard this tip, but since these shoes typically command attention wherever they go, let your outfit act as the backdrop to your slides.
If you’re a bold and fearless fashionista, continue on, strut your stuff and allow your slides to act as a complementary accent piece to your wardrobe.
Everyone loves a good cap. Caps and hats, in general, can help frame your face and complement your facial features. With it now officially being baseball season and the Washington Nationals being in the midst of the regular season, it’s definitely time to whip out the baseball caps. So why not rock one in style, like a fur pom-pom baseball cap?
The beauty of these accessories is that they’re so much fun! Not only do they come in an assortment of colors and styles (traditional caps, leather caps, one pom-pom or two), but you have to have a bit of fierceness to rock them.
For a more discreet, subdued look, Lola Hats Fur Pom-Pom Baseball Cap offers a black and gray color scheme. The frame of this cap is also unique. The crown of the cap is a bit taller than most pom-pom caps (and caps in general), has exposed zigzag stitch detailing and features fox fur. You can get this from Barneys New York for only $275.
Making an appearance twice on our list is UGG coming in with another fur piece. You can get the UGG Wool-Blend Baseball Hat with Fur Pom-Pom in a few fashionable colors, like Purple and “Natural Heather.” We give this pom-pom cap a nod because it is definitely a stylish option. Not only are these colors flattering and rich, but the cap also sports a curved brim, which helps frame the face and looks less like your dad’s baseball hat. You can find this pom-pom cap at Neiman Marcus for only $42.
Mosey on over and take a look at Bloomingdale’s website and you’ll see a few fashionable and unique takes on this trendy piece. You’ll find a Karl Donoghue Raccoon Fur Pom-Pom Cap in olive that’s currently 60% off, slashing the price down to $146.28. We like this approach to the trend because it offers a unique and nontraditional way of jumping on the fur pom-pom cap bandwagon! Bloomingdale’s also offers a Helene Berman Fox Fur Pom-Pom Cap with a multicolored pink and gray mix furry pom-pom. This is another on-sale item that’s great for summer, at $198 apiece.
Like any great baseball cap, pom-pom baseball caps work the same way, just with a little more pizzazz. Slides are similar to pom-pom caps in the sense that they can also be worn as an accent piece to your wardrobe or they can be the main event. Typically with pom-pom caps, they come in similar colors and styles, like a natural colored pom-pom and a neutral colored baseball cap.
And just like regular baseball caps, pom-pom caps are perfect for those bad hair days, when your hair just refuses to cooperate. Caps are great for this! You can also easily pop on your pom-pom hat on days when you’re out running errands or don’t feel like putting on makeup. You will still look put together, with little to no effort on your part!
Style these with your favorite solid, graphic or athletic tee, some denim jeans and some casual slides for an outfit that is summer-approved for a casual weekend! Not only can you wear these cute caps after an intense workout session, but the sporty-sexy look is definitely in style! You can pair your pom-pom cap with a nice neutral-colored, form-fitting midi dress, oversized jean jacket and your favorite pair of Adidas Superstars.
Fur Pom-Pom Key Chains
This one might be a debatable accessory depending on who you talk to, but we want to quickly clarify that we’re not including the highlighter colored fur pom-pom key chains that are often sold at preteen retail stores. What we’re referring to here are the fur pom-pom key chains that elevate purses and bags alike and add a bit of sophistication with the way that they are made and designed.
These furry accessories come in a few fun and funky styles and have even been transformed into characters and animals. Of course, like with almost any fur, you can dye these to give them a bit more playfulness and personality. Personally, I prefer the solid-colored fur key chains with the fur being one uniform length. But, I digress; you can definitely get big, fuzzy ones or smaller ones.
Handbag giant, Michael Kors, makes a few different versions of furry pom-pom key chains. The Fur Key Chain comes in a wide variety of colors, so there’s a definite possibility that you’ll find a color and style that fits your purse and personality. This keychain comes in a pretty soft pink color, a unique plum and pink “Damnson” color, and a few other equally striking colors. The Fur Key Chain features gold hardware as well and personally, I think gold hardware pairs well with warm colored bags like tan, camel and olive green, but these can also work well with neutrals like black and white.
Michael Kors is currently having a Semi-Annual Sale and you can catch these fur key chains for a quarter of the cost, at $33.60 each until July 30th! While you’re on the website, check out the Fox Fur Key Chain which comes in a multicolored “Mulberry” color.
Because this trendy accessory has been very popular as a purse charm, many manufacturers have pushed the envelope to reinvent and evolve the traditional round fur keychain. Tory Burch offers a heart-shaped purse charm. The Striped Heart Key Ring comes in red (but there is a similar black version as well), features gold hardware and an extra gold key chain with the Tory Burch logo. You can find this Rabbit fur keychain in-store or online for $59.
Fendi has a few fun styles and characters to help you rock fur in Washington, D.C. this summer. The orange fox PomPom Charm is a bright, citrus color that has a personality all its own. This is a great accessory for a neutral-colored outfit, a tan, black or white purse or as a complementary piece for a matching pair of shoes! We also think the multicolored (half & half) fox Pom-Pom Charm in baby pink and heather gray gives off a great polished look!
You can definitely dress your favorite purse or bag up with one of these pom-pom key chains, but I’ve also seen these furry key chains work on actual keychains too! The furry key chains with an attached tassel are also cute and stylish. Feel free to get these key chains in a few different colors so you can mix-and-match!
Since the summers are getting hotter, less is more when it concerns fur. All of these trendy fur options are a great way to incorporate fur into your wardrobe and slay fur in Washington, D.C. this summer!
If you’re interested in trying some of these trends out, but need some style inspiration, check out Pinterest. If you don’t have Pinterest, that’s okay, you don’t need an account to access pins. You’ll only need an account if you want to create boards and pin favorite items.
If you need some more inspiration or convincing on how you can incorporate some of these furry accessories into your wardrobe, be sure to check out our How to Incorporate Fur Accessories Into Your Summer Wardrobe!
Also, if you dare to try out any of these ideas, leave some comments and pictures on our Facebook page! We would love to see how you decide to slay fur this summer!