Winter is most definitely coming, so say goodbye to those blissful balmy days when just a leather jacket or a suede vest are enough to keep you toasty. This A/W, take a stand against the blistering cold with shearling coats, pieces of outerwear that'll ensure warmth and style. Because let's be honest: The frumpy look doesn't exactly scream glamour.
While I do have a very serious relationship going on with my long, puffy parka (I'm pretty sure the proposal is coming soon...), I'm getting a little tired of plain black look that takes over the entirety of November through March. Enter the shearling coat, which can come in so many different varieties, from moto jackets to long coats to classic trenches.
To me, the shearling-lined coat and jacket is so appealing because of its too-cool-for-school look. Nothing says laid back quite like the fuzzy material, giving a nod to classic rock 'n' roll looks. Pair it with a band tee, distressed jeans, and your trusty combat boots, and you've basically hopped into a time machine back to the late '70s. But with designers like Altuzarra and Burberry Prorsum featuring this trend in their past runways, the coats also got a sharp, editorial side to them.
Basically, they're the most versatile pieces of outerwear for fall and winter. Scroll through to see some of my favorite shearling jackets and coats for this fall and winter season. It's definitely time to bundle up.
1. This Classic Drape
BCBGeneration Faux Shearling Drape Front Coat, $258, shop.nordstrom.com
I love this classic look that also happens to be insanely cozy. With your favorite pair of denim and a bowler hat, you'll have fall fashion down to a T.
2. The Cropped Jacket
Barney's Originals Polo Faux Shearling Coat, $181, us.asos.com
This is the ultimate going-out jacket that pretty much goes with every outfit in your wardrobe.
3. This Chocolate Brown Coat
Excelled Hooded Faux-Shearling Coat Plus Size, $275, jcpenney.com
I'm getting warm just looking at this photo.
4. These Stylish Buckles
Faux Shearling Convertible Coat Plus Size, $139, eloquii.com
I'm so into the shiny/matte look that this coat features. Plus, I love the idea of buckles instead of a zipper.
5. This Distressed Coat
Ralph Lauren Faux-Shearling Coat, $350, ralphlauren.com
This rustic jacket would be perfect with a cozy sweater underneath, like the turtleneck the model is rocking.
6. This Asymmetrical Coat
Via Spaga Plus Size Asymmetrical Coat With Faux Fur Collar, $360, 6pm.com
Asymmetrical details instantly elevate any look, and this shearling coat is no exception.
7. This Patterned Beauty
Spot Twist Shearling Coat, $178, nastygal.com
Well, you'll definitely stand out in a coat like this. Why not make a statement against the sea of neutral colors?
Cold weather doesn't necessarily have to mean frumpy layers, and these coats will give you just the right amount of warmth you need to avoid them.
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