As we delve further into autumn, it’s progressively more difficult to get out of bed in the morning. So, in a bid to make the thought of leaving the house more appeasing, we’ve tracked down the jacket style that’s so cosy that wearing it feels like you’re still snuggled under your duvet with your teddy bear in tow. We’re talking about the borg jacket, which is fast becoming an A/W 18 buzzword you’ll find popping up on all of your favourite retailers’ sites. Unfamiliar with the term “borg?” Let us bring you up to speed.
Borg is a sheepskin-like material that is similar to shearling. Its telltale characteristics are a short and thick with a bumpy surface that’s impossibly soft to the touch. Though the fabric has long been used as a lining to parkas, it’s recently been favoured all over the outside of coats and jackets alike.
The borg jacket started to gain momentum last year, but this season, it’s officially hit the big time. As far as colours, anything goes. From classic camel to powder blue (we’ve even found a checked version). As for styling it? We’re currently wearing one with animal-printed boots and trusty jeans during the day, and then slinging one over an It dress at night.
Already a firm favourite among top influencers (we’re talking @thefrugality’s Alex Steadman and Isabella Thordsen, for example), it’s high time you jumped on the borg bandwagon. With prices starting at just £20, it’d be rude not to, right? Out of hundreds of styles to choose from, we’ve rounded up the best borg jackets to save you ample scrolling time. Prepare to want the lot.
Balance out the oversized silhouette of this jacket with tailored trousers and sock boots.
Powder blue and borg style? This jacket ticks off two major A/W 18 trends in one go.
Upgrade your trusty black cover-up.
Probably the best-priced borg we’ve seen yet. How can we refuse?
The subtle seam detailing on this camel number makes this trucker style instantly more directional.
Who said your borg jacket needs to be plain?
We love the cute panelled cuffs and contrasting lapel.
Our obsession with pink isn’t going anywhere, but this jacket? It’s going straight into our wardrobes.
Weekday’s sellout style has just been reissued in tan, as well as this gorgeous bottle green shade.
Up the retro ante with a pair of flares and wooden-heeled boots.
Just add straight-leg jeans and loafers.
Try layering this chocolate-hued jacket over a yellow printed midi dress for a perfect boho look.
Okay, so it’s longer than a classic coat, but with its hot hue and cocoon shape, we couldn’t let this borg beauty pass us by.
Bikers have also been given the borg treatment, and we love the outcome.
Cosy and chic? We're very convinced on this winter coat trend.