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Ears to the Street: Shearling


Fashionable and Fuzzy (l-r): Etro :: Adam :: Mulberry :: Rag & Bone

Fashionable and Fuzzy (l-r): Etro :: Adam :: Mulberry :: Rag & Bone

Winter is less than a month a way and Jack Frost is getting a little restless. The temperatures have dropped drastically and the threat of frost bite is a little too close for comfort. To stay warm, and fashionable, prominent fashion designers have turned to our baaa belting pals to keep toasty. The versatile fabric has been featured on everything from jackets to hats to the nation’s beloved Ugg boots. Thanks a lot Australia.

Sheep Fur for Fall (l-r): Celine :: Burberry Prorsum :: Burberry Prorsum :: Rodarte

Sheep Fur for Fall (l-r): Celine :: Burberry Prorsum :: Burberry Prorsum :: Rodarte

When shearling first hit the scene it was featured as a trim/lining for the most part. It never got to shine to its full potential until now. Thanks to names like Rag & Bone, Celine, Burberry Prorsum, Etro, Rodarte, Adam, and Mulberry sheep skin is on the forefront and being used as the primary fabric for staple pieces. Fall 2010 ready-to-wear collections featured the fur left and right. I’m sure there are some sheep somewhere huddling in fear.

Our Favorite Shearling Looks for Less (l-r): Shearling Trim Bomber by Madewell :: Shearling Jacket by Zara :: Shearling Moto Jacket by Forever 21 :: Distressed Suedette Jacket by Forever 21 :: Sparkle and Fade Wool Flight Jacket available at Urban Outfitters

Our Favorite Shearling Looks for Less (l-r): Shearling Trim Bomber by Madewell :: Shearling Jacket by Zara :: Shearling Moto Jacket by Forever 21 :: Distressed Suedette Jacket by Forever 21 :: Sparkle and Fade Wool Flight Jacket available at Urban Outfitters

To master the shearling look, there is one main rule: don’t wear any other heavy fabrics. If you’re sporting a shearling jacket don’t put on a thick sweater. You’ll look like an Eskimo. Softer fabrics with printed patterns go nicely with sheepskin outerwear. Oh yeah, boots or booties are a must. You don’t want to look climate confused either.

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