In tough economic times we all seek some luxury in our lives. Fur has been very prominent on the high street lately, as it stands for all things glamorous, while being warm and practical. A fur waistcoat thrown over some basics adds a touch of lux in a flash and you will have no problems finding a piece you like, as shops stock a plethora of faux fur pieces. Browns for daytime, blacks for night. Here are my favourites! Clockwise from left, Mango fur vest, £69.99; River Island cream faux fur coatigan, £50; River Island grey faux fur tippet, £25; Miss Selfridge black fur gillet, £49; Topshop long faux fur belted coat, £98; Alexander McQueen black lamb fur ankle boots.