For as long as I can remember, I’ve been OBSESSED with funky and fun coats and jackets. Shockingly, I probably own more jackets than I do shoes or bags- so if there is a coat trend I am most definitely on top of it.
It’s no secret that over the past few seasons fashion designers and street-stylers have been coveting utilitarian details. The Gorpcore trend has brought us utility pockets, chore coats, splash jackets, and for F/W 19-20 Shearling and Sherpa Coats.
This recent Sherpa craze started in London on the F/W19-20 runway with Burberry where Riccardo Tisci’s shearling/sherpa aviator jacket was the most talked about piece of the season.
It makes sense that the fashion scene would fall in love with the sherpa coat trend- I mean it is one of the coziest and softest fabrics around. It provides warmth, softness and a touch of luxury.
I’ve slowly started to hoard shearling and sherpa pieces (and the faux variety) over the last year. They give off an easy rancher retro vibe that is effortlessly chic. They can be both edgy and boho- in the immortal words of Donny and Marie “a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n roll“.
My most recent sherpa addition is this Madewell cocoon denim coat. Snagged off the clearance rack last summer I have been counting the days until the temps dropped and I could wear it!
The trend is truly for everybody- seriously ANYONE can wear it. You can go full fluffy with a jacket that showcases your sherpa-love on the oustide not just as lining or slowly dip your toes in the trend with shaggy collars and cuffs adorning denim and leather. Short or long, oversized paired with denim or fitted embellishing leather adding a that sherpa touch to your wardrobe is a MUST season. It will keep you feeling toasty and looking chic.
What I’m Wearing: Madewell Sherpa Bonded Denim Cocoon Coat | ASOS Tie Neck Blouse | Vintage Skirt| Vintage Belt | Pendelton Motor Robe Blanket|
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