11/05/2013 10:01 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Wear Fur Without Looking Like A Furry Creature (PHOTOS)

Many people are keen to try the fur trend, but have a deep-seated fear of looking like this:

But the truth is, it's much easier to wear the luxe material than most people think. To help navigate the world of fur (whether it be real or fake), we've compiled a list of rules to keep in mind so you don't end up looking like Chewbacca.

Keep the rest of your look simple. Do not go overboard with fur and wear too many loud pieces at once.

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D. Brand "Ellen" Basic T-shirt, $38; Red Chunky Collarless Faux Fur Coat, $86; Karl Lagerfeld "Patricia" Faux Leather Pants, $60; Zara Wide Heel Ankle Boot, $99

Mix high and low. Fur is a very grandiose material, but you can pair it with your favorite jeans and sneakers to dress it down.

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Coal Beanies Coal Conrad Scarf, $54; Annakastle Cozy Teddy Bear Faux-Fur Coat Winter Jacket, $74; Splendid Cotton and Modal-Blend Jersey Turtleneck Top, $77; New Balance 420 Navy Suede Sneakers, $98; River Island Light Wash Ripped Cassie Boyfriend Jeans, $72

Not ready to shell out for a coat? Or too afraid to try that much fur at once? Invest in fur accessories or a vest to dip your toe in this trend.

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Emperor Wool Blend Pea Coat, $520
; Kurt Geiger Fur Knitted Mittens, $80; Burberry Pencombe, $495; James Jeans Twiggy Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans, $85; Calvin Klein Collection Peacan cotton shirt, $100

Fur can be bulky, so make sure the rest of your ensemble fits close to your body to avoid looking bigger than you are.

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Topshop Fluffy Crew Neck Jumper, $76
; River Island Beige Faux Fur Coat, $80; Mango Leather Biker Miniskirt, $89; Old Navy Women's Polka-Dot Tights, $12

These stars love their fur:

Celebs In Fur & Faux Fur

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