With springtime well under way, there’s no doubt you’ve spent the season doing quite a bit of cleaning to freshen up your home. After a bit of digging and several years’ worth of clothing being tossed into your donation box, you’ve stumbled across an old fur coat; one you haven’t seen in eons. While dusty and worn, there’s something in you that makes you unable to part with it. But what else can you do with it? You certainly can’t go around wearing such a worn out coat! Luckily, there are plenty of ways to recycle vintage fur coats into something contemporary and stylish. Read on for a few tips from us on how to restore your old fur coat to a new kind of glory.
Do Your Research
This may go without saying, but you don’t want to commit to any form of fur restyling without first conducting a bit of investigation. How has the coat held up over the years? Is it still in good shape, or is it severely decayed? Do you remember what type of fur the coat is made from and, if not, can you locate a source that will be able to tell? Once you’ve determined these few qualities, you can then look into finding the best fur restyling service near you. Working with a qualified professional can better ensure your restyled coat turns out exactly the way you want.
Sort Through Your Options
One of the best (but perhaps overwhelming) advantages of fur restyling is the sheer amount of options you have at your disposal! To help you gather ideas, here is a list of suggestions for you to consider:
Fur accessories are a lesser known form of fur apparel, but should definitely go on your list of options to consider! Fur accessories form an umbrella over a wide range of possibilities, from jewelry to handbags. Best of all, a handbag or a simple, fun bracelet requires very little fur to use. This is great for fur coats you may want to restyle in more than one way, or simply can’t do much with.
Fur collars are well-appreciated within the fur fashion world thanks to their versatility. A detachable fur collar can be combined with just about any outfit, and offers style at any time of year without the risk of sweating out of your skin during the warmer months. This type of fur restyling is perfect for a piece of fur apparel that is too worn for you to salvage very much of it. Because fur collars are typically much smaller than the average fur coat or vest, you can easily take a compact amount of fur and convert it.
A fur vest is a step up from a fur collar. While it isn’t as heavy as a fur coat, it still provides ample warmth and is sure to look good with the rest of your wardrobe. It also allows you to preserve a good amount of the coat if most of it is still wearable, but you don’t like the style of the coat itself.
At Morris Kaye, we strive to be the best source for fur styling in Dallas! If you’re looking for new fur apparel to add to your wardrobe, or simply want new options for your current fur coat, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.