With Christmas over and 2015 officially under way now we’re getting to the depressing part of winter. The weather’s still cold but, January sales aside, there’s little to look forward to.  Fashion-wise at this time of year many of us find ourselves hiding under layers and layers of knitwear for warmth but it doesn’t have to be like this. It’s still possible to see out the rest of the winter in style thanks this winter’s most comfortable trend; faux fur. Long seen as a cheap imitation of high end real furs seen on the catwalks faux fur is having a renaissance; in fact even some real fur is beginning to look decidedly faux. Faux Fur today doesn’t simply try to ape the real thing instead it’s colourful, contemporary and fun. This isn’t a difficult trend to pull off; with chic faux fur accessories popping up everywhere even the most cautious fashionista could easily incorporate fake fur into their wardrobe. Today we’ve scoured Lux-Fix to bring you the warmest, chicest furry items our site has to offer.

British brand Helen Moore’s colourful and carefully crafted faux fur pieces are contemporary and have a sort of opulent air. Their fuzzy striking clutches are an incredibly easy way to channel the new fur trend. This furry magenta clutch could add a lovely pop of colour to any winter outfit and is quirky enough for year round usage.

If you’re looking for a warm but stylish winter jacket to get you through the remaining cold weather months you could do a lot worse than one of Faux England’s feminine coats and jackets. Unlike Moore’s pieces Faux England’s designs are pretty traditional and have a nostalgic vintage feel. This is a jacket that could be both paired with jeans and a jumper during the day and thrown on over something sparkly at night. As a result this classic jacket is definitely more of an investment than a seasonal, trend motivated buy.

The party season may be over but if you’re heading out during the next couple of months Helen Moore’s stylish Vixen scarf would make an excellent accessory.  Full of old school glamour yet also thoroughly modern this scarf would look utterly ravishing draped over one shoulder. Frankly whatever your night-out style the vixen scarf is guaranteed to take your outfit to the next level.

Ski bunnies and bohemian travellers alike will no doubt be impressed by Hipanema’s faux fur earmuffs. These are definitely winter accessories for the active and the young; whether you’re headed off to the slopes or just refuse to let the cold weather keep you indoors these earmuffs are an ideal alternative to the ubiquitous beanie.

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So, we’ve got one big party left before heading back to work and beginning another year of drudgery. Want your New Year’s Eve to go off with a bang? Looking to say goodbye to 2014 in style? Well with little more than a day to go until we ring in the New Year there’s still just enough time for you to pick up a glamorous new ensemble from Lux-Fix’s range of designers. With that in mind we’ve scoured our site to find the very best party pieces…

Christmas day may be about family (and over eating) but New Year’s Eve is a night for parties and painting the town red. On Christmas you want to be comfortable, for New Year’s you need something sexy and fashionable. Enter Paper London; their sleek, ultra modern silhouettes are ideal for confidant, style conscious party girls. This year slip into their sexy but smart Red Sky Dress for an effortlessly contemporary and slightly edgy look. This is not a dress for the faint of heart but rather a dress designed to bring out your inner diva.

With temperatures reaching record lows if you’re heading out on the 31st you’ll definitely need to wrap up in something warm. ‘Warm’, however, doesn’t necessarily mean ‘ugly’. Keep the cold winter winds at bay in style with Llunaa’s Cream Furry Jacket. This fuzzy jacket is a distinctly trendy take on the fur and shearling jackets of yesteryear and could easily match any up-to-date party outfit from androgynous tailored trousers to sensuous mini dress.

No party outfit would be complete without a killer pair of heels. Shoe brand Fury London make some of the fiercest heels around making their edgy designs a natural choice for an end of year night of debauchery. This NYE try their effortlessly cool and rock ’n’ roll Rex Ankle Boots. These are boots that could add a touch of fierce, hard edged glamour to almost any day or evening ensemble making them a must-have for any confidant young partygoer.

Lastly every girl out on the town needs a place to store her valuables whilst she dances the night away. A clutch may seem like to obvious evening choice but this NYE why not go hands-free with a chic shoulder bag? Spanish leather goods brand Lacambra creates great quality handbags that combine style and functionality. Their small but perfectly formed Mini Chic Bag would make an ideal party bag being just the right size for all life’s essentials.

 

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Faux fur seems to be popping up all over the place at the moment; it comes without many of the ethical issues of real fur and, coming in a variety of colours, can often be more versatile than the real thing. Helen Moore is one brand that saw the potential of faux fur over 30 years ago and has been creating luxurious faux products ever since. This family run British company takes real care of its faux fur products and carefully manufactures all its designs right here in the UK. Helen Moore’s women’s accessories range from the traditionally stylish to the fashionably unique which makes this a faux fur brand for everyone. Want to incorporate a bit of on-trend fur into your winter wardrobe without going over the top? Helen Moore’s chic accessories could be just what you are looking for.

This winter Helen Moore’s stylish faux fur accessories include collars, muffs, scarves and even hats all of which presents the faux fur enthusiast with an array of furry styling options. The pieces come in a variety of colours and finishes meaning that whatever your style this winter Helen Moore have a piece for you. Traditionalists may want to opt for one of the brand’s more realistic looking faux styles whilst those after something a little more hip may find themselves drawn to modern, almost garish colours. This is a collection in which classic imitation ermine or wolf scarves and hats sit next to bright magenta clutches and powder blue collars. Whatever Helen Moore piece you select you are still presented with many a styling opportunity; the brand’s creations could be used to channel a fairytale-like look or give your outerwear a dose of rock ‘n’ roll glamour. With a Helen Moore piece you could play a Russian princess, a Hollywood star or decadent socialite, the choice is yours.

Faux fur is often seen as a rather low rent sartorial choice with such pieces often being viewed as of lesser quality than the ‘real thing’. Yet Helen Moore, with their attention to detail and commitment to British manufacturing, actually create faux pieces that are luxurious and desirable in their own right. When buying a faux fur piece from Helen Moore you are not settling for second best but purchasing a stylish and unique fashion accessory.

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With its retro aesthetic and feminine designs Tara Starlet is a brand committed to making stylish clothes for confident women. Inspired by the glamour of yesteryear but created for the modern women the label’s clothes are wearable, chic and just a little bit sexy. Tara Starlet was founded by mother-daughter team Joanne and Tara Scott in 2005 and has gone from strength to strength, impressing both vintage bloggers and mainstream fashion publications alike. Based in London’s east end the brand still sources and produces all its garments right here in the UK. Yet for all Tara Starlet’s glamorous style and British roots the brand makes clothes that are not just wearable but also accessible and affordable. In short this is a fashion brand that creates empowering, stylish clothes that every woman can wear with ease.

Tara Starlet’s current collection features sexy glamorous designs that are ideal for the festive party season. Sensuous evening dresses, figure hugging wiggle skirts and smart trousers all present the Christmas party-goer with a myriad of outfit options. Tara Starlet’s designs are definitely vintage inspired and channel all the glamour of a bygone age and yet these are pieces that could also fit into a modern wardrobe. The brand’s retro style is distinctive but it is also refined enough not to be kitsch; these are not clothes for a costume party but garments you could easily wear on the streets today. By cherry-picking the best styles and silhouettes from the past past Tara Starlet ensures that all its pieces really fit and flatter the female form; these are clothes designed to make women look like golden age Hollywood starlets. In essence, Tara Starlet’s stylish but accessible designs are not only ideal for vintage devotees but also for any woman looking to add a little 20th century glamour to her 21st century wardrobe.

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Looking for the perfect gift for a special someone this Christmas? A good quality classic watch always looks good under the Christmas tree and Cobra and Bellamy’s retro timepieces are ideal for festive gift giving. The brand’s vintage inspired watches channel all the glamour of the 1930s, 40s and 50s and yet would look perfectly chic on modern day wrists. Cobra and Bellamy have been creating stylish watches for both men and women for over 30 years and specialise in making beautiful and affordable timepieces. These are retro watches that could charm even the most tech obsessed analogue detractor. Packed full of nostalgia Cobra and Bellamy’s watches would suit both vintage lovers and those in search something a little different.

Cobra and Bellamy’s watches have a classic but accessible aesthetic; these are not overly opulent pieces crammed with jewels and expensive features but stylish simple watches for everyday wear. The brand’s watches are brimming with old-world charm with unique, quirky retro faces and timeless leather straps. Cobra and Bellamy’s women’s watches in particular possess a maturity, elegance rarely found in contemporary designs. Today watches have become as much accessories as timepieces and Cobra and Bellamy’s designs could really finish off an outfit. With their classic style these are timepieces that will last for years to come and even become favourite accessories. Cobra and Bellamy’s timepieces may not be as flashy or luxurious as many of the watches around today but they do have an elegant, understated chic all of their own.

Watches are a pretty traditional gift and may even seem like a bit of a boring choice at times but Cobra and Bellamy’s unique designs are a new, paradoxically vintage, twist on an oft given present. These are watches that combine style and elegance with accessibility and durability making them ideal Christmas gifts. These are, in short, good quality watches that would be appreciated by almost anyone.

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