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STYLE GURU STYLE: Oh, Shearling!

Happy New Year, Fashionistas and Fashionistos! It’s time to get back into schoolwork and campus fashion after a few weeks of holiday glamour and relaxation.

A shearling coat may be a reminder of childhood outerwear, or maybe the IKEA monkey for some, but the staple coat has made a comeback in trend reports for this fall and winter. A jacket synonymous with ‘70s style, a shearling coat is a perfect addition to your winter wardrobe for the coming colder months. Opening Ceremony and Rachel Comey’s fall and winter ready-to-wear collections feature looks with neutral palettes, bell-bottoms and variations of shearling outerwear.

Both collections’ ensembles are reminders of the cool girls in Wes Anderson films or a modernized Penny Lane from Almost Famous. You can interpret your own ‘70s-inspired It Girl vibes from these sources on what to pair with your retro shearling jacket, but you can never go wrong in the winter with a front button skirt, a cozy turtleneck or a chunky statement shoe. Keep your colours minimal and make the structure of your pieces the statement; with a shearling coat on top, you will seem like the epitome of retro-cool.

I have fully embraced the renaissance of ‘70s fashion in my winter wardrobe. I donned a pair of classic Ray-Ban aviators and platform boots to add to the look, while keeping the tones of my pieces and accessories to a minimal palette to maintain a modern feel. You can never go wrong with black on black for an elegant silhouette, which Rachel Comey exhibits throughout her fall and winter collection. A simple wool sweater with black jeans is always a campus-ready look and allows for the gold and shearling details to stand out.

Get My Look: 1. A shearling jacket. 2. Black platform boots. 3. Metallic minimal accessories. 4. Ray-Ban aviators.