Shearling is no longer a fabric restricted to footwear. The UGGs hysteria of the early 2000s made wearing slippers in public not only acceptable, but also chic. Now this trend has transcended the boundaries of footwear. In 2016, shearling is being used in coats, vests and even purses. From the Topshop shearling aviator jacket to the Coach ryder satchel, shearling is making a statement in New York street style this winter. It is adding some textural flare to the neutral monochromatic outfits of New York City. This fabric fad is keeping our bodies warm, fuzzy and fashionable.
Wearing a hooded shearling coat, this Fashionista is prepared for the cold winter weather in style. The coat’s multi-textured material and cinched waist add some intrigue to a plain winter outfit. When getting ready for brunch with the girls or date night with that special someone, spice up the sweater, jeans and boots routine with a shearling coat.
Her coat is not the only accessory that turned this Fashionista’s outfit from drab to fab. A big, simple, stunning tote is a functional and fashionable must-have for the winter season. She also wears an ankle cowboy boot, the shortened length and gem detailing transforms the boot from cowboy to cowgirl. Pair this with a dainty necklace to create a feminine twist on a masculine look. This pairing will stop all Fashionistas/os in their tracks.
How To: Find a shearling piece that fits well and matches your style, since shearling comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s easy to incorporate shearling into your style, now that leather jackets come with shearling detailing and purses come with furry exteriors. Explore the boundaries of your wardrobe and try to add this new bit of 2016 winter fashion to your closet.