The Teddy Bear Trend

By Hannah Blaze

As the temperature continues to drop, the more and more necessary our winter coats become. For a majority of my life, I had always believed that in the winter, you had to sacrifice fashion for warmth. Although I wanted to look cute in the colder months, I had to cover up with a big, bulky, (most often) ugly coat, and it always frustrated me so much. Luckily, I am here to tell you that that’s just not the case. There are so many amazing options for outerwear nowadays that you almost can not look trendy in the winter!

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One of the biggest trends this season in terms of outerwear has definitely been the ‘Teddy Bear’ trend. Instead of large, over the top fur coats, fashionistas everywhere have been rocking coats that hugely resemble the fur of your favorite childhood stuffed animal. Now, let me just say that I don’t think I have ever loved a trend more than I have loved this one. I have already purchased three different variations of these coats, and they are truly just the softest, most comfortable pieces I have ever put on. Not only are they super cozy, but they also keep me extremely warm, even when the temperature has gotten super low.

Just about every major clothing brand has hopped on this trend, making these coats really easy to find, at a really affordable price!

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The one I have mainly been using as my winter coat is this one from Forever 21, which was only $34.50! Forever 21 has a great selection of these coats, and I recommend searching ‘faux shearling’ on their site to see all of the variations. 

H&M also has a great variety for a mid-range price. Not only do they offer the standard tan colored coats, but they also have a few in camouflage which would make for an amazing statement piece if you’re bold enough to rock it!

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Other big companies you can find a teddy bear jackets at include: ASOS, Topshop, Express, Mango, Zara, and so many more! If you do want to hop on this trend though, I definitely recommend doing it quickly because stores are selling out fast.

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Overall, if you’re looking for a stylish coat that will also keep you warm all winter, this is the coat for you. I am just hoping that this trend is here to stay for awhile because I will not be ready to give it up any time soon!