When winter really strikes, that crisp trench coat doesn't quite cut it, does it? When it's so frosty that window shopping is totally off of your urban agenda and long country walks are replaced with fireside chats, it's time to upgrade your outwear situation—and fast.
There's a certain breed of fashion pro that doesn't let sub-zero weather conditions kill their cool; it's well worth joining ranks with them by reaching for a shearling coat, gilet or jacket. It just works. This season, the premium and high-street shearling game is at its peak. The look du jour is oversize, androgynous and oh-so wearable. Go for a roomy size, a boxy fit and an aviator or '70s twist to capture the styles beloved of the FROW.
Scroll down to see how our favourite style moguls are staying cosy in shearling, and then shop our shearling edit!
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Style Notes: Remember that a chic shearling coat can hold its own when worn with elegant dresses and formalwear. It'll dial down a midi skirt and won't look out of place teamed with metallic cocktail accessories.
Style Notes: There's nothing cooler than a coat with a retro twist, worn with flares and a air of oversized winter sunglasses. This look will take you everywhere, from the flower market to W1 power lunches.
On Bowden: Céline top.
Style Notes: Dig out your '70s-inspired sheepskin and wear it with off-beat prints for a Bowie injection in your winter wardrobe.
On Lau: Céline top. Shop a similar shearling gilet.
Style Notes: Don't overlook the aviator gilet as a practical but urbane option to layer over elegant separates. It's a great winter element to make all outfits works when the frost hits.
What's your go-to cosy winter coat? Let us know.