THE FAUX-FUR COAT
Like a soft lilac hug, Twiggy’s fake fur coat for M&S Collection is a standout piece for autumn. Fashion journalist Laura Craik reveals how she’d wear hers
For me, this is one of the standout coats from the new-season collection: warm, tactile and in a lovely shade of smoky violet that will go with almost anything. It’s like a soft lilac hug. Fake fur is a huge trend for autumn, but while its practicality is persuasive, it can also end up going wrong. In too saccharine a colour, a fake fur coat can look as though you are wearing your favourite childhood toy. In too acrylic a fabric, it can look cheap, and a menace to any naked flame. This coat avoids every pitfall: the quality is great, the colour subtle, and the length ensures it will work equally well with trousers or a skirt. I’d wear mine with a pleated midi, ankle socks and brogues, with a simple polo underneath.