STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: For Sherpa

If you’re from anywhere in the mid-Atlantic region, you’re sure to be familiar with the four distinct seasons that we have each year. That’s one of the greatest things about living in this area: spring is warm, summer is hot, fall is mild and winter is cold. We experience all the beautiful wonders Mother Nature brings us in each season, and not to mention, change our wardrobe every few months. Fashionistas and Fashionistos in the mid-Atlantic use the changing weather to their advantage and conjure up a new style and vibe each season.

However, as we all know, this winter has been a bit offbeat compared to winters past. El Niño took its toll on the mid-Atlantic region and gave us one of the warmest winters since 1998. That being said, it’s been a struggle trying to find the right outerwear to sport during the mild weather we have been having.

This Fashionisto decided on a sherpa pullover to combat the chilly-but-not-freezing temperatures. For those of you who are unaware, sherpa is a cotton and poly blend fabric that has the resemblance of sheepskin fabric. Sherpa is a great fabric for cooler temperatures because while it is generally light and breathable, it’s also very warm. Wearing a sherpa lined jacket alone will suffice in temperatures in the 40’s. As a plus, sherpa has a cool and unique look that a khaki or nylon jacket won’t give you.

This sherpa pullover looks sharp with a pair of dark corduroy pants and leather laced boat shoes. To top his look off, this Fashionisto sported a shiny oversized silver watch with a dark face.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Sometimes it’s hard to put together a unique outfit as a guy since men’s styles are so limited. I like to pick out clothes that are a bit different than your standard jeans and T-shirt, which is why I chose this jacket. It’s a simple pullover, but the fabric gives it a different look than what most people have.”