In case you live under a rock (well, everyone was this past week), a massive windstorm known as the “Polar Vortex” hit the Midwest and the East coast over the beginning of the New Year. What a way to welcome 2014, Mother Nature. Did we mention we hate winter?

And the season’s just begun.

Because we’ll be in winter for the next four months (or five, depending where you are, unless you live in Florida or California or any place that doesn’t snow, in which case I hate you), here are eight faux (because we also love animals) fur accessories to conquer that bitch of a weather girl.

American Eagle Faux Fur Vest, $39.99,

A fab alternative to a leather jacket and keeps you warm and boho-chic.


Brave Soul Faux Fur Leopard Hat, $36.30,

Well now this just looks cool.

Bebe Faux Fur Collar with Brooch, $89,

If you find yourself at a fancy soiree, add this to keep your shoulders warm and look absolutely glam while you’re at it.

Tinley Road Faux Fur Infinity Scarf, $51.99,

Hunter Faux Fur Cuff Welly Socks, $50,

A definitely must-have for keeping your toesies dry while trudging through the slush (Ew).


Dorothy Perkins Grey Pug Fingerless Gloves, $17,

So cute with the little faux fur pom pom ears. And love that I can text in style.

San Diego Hat Company Women’s Knit Faux Fur Trapper, $35,

Trapper hats are the ultimate way to survive winter.

kate spade new york Geek Chic Earmuffs, $61.60,

ADORBZ. And they come with built-in headphones so you can comfortably listen to your tunes on your way to work.


Hannah Gettleman is a bubbly twenty-something living in Chicago. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Journalism. Don't tell her that print is dying--she's already made the switch to public relations. As a Midwest girl, winter happens approximately 80% of the year, so she knows a thing or two about a good pair of snow boots. She lives for summer weather (even though she can never tan), Boy Meets World reruns, and an unhealthy addiction to dark chocolate and online shopping. She's a die-hard Chicago sports fan, even though she's well aware the Cubs always end up in last place every year.

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