5 reasons why you need a faux shearling coat

Hello lovelies! I’m back to blogging, finally! It feels so good to be sat here clicking away on my keypad writing this post – more on that in another instalment coming very soon…

Right, back to the title of this particular post; I wanted to share with you my thoughts on why the shearling jacket is such a versatile item to have in your wardrobe, making it such a great addition/ investment. 

I have been on the hunt for a new coat to see me through this winter for the last month or so, but I’ve struggled to decide exactly what style to go for: faux fur/ trench/ classic wool/ checked print/ puffer jacket? The list of this seasons trends is endless. So when I was kindly invited to collaborate with Lasula on a styling post, my decision got somewhat easier (not gonna lie, I am the WORST at making decisions regardless of how big or small they seem). Lasula had so many lovely coats – just look at this faux fur! – but when I stumbled across this faux shearling, aviator style coat I had so many ideas of ways to style this piece, I knew it would be a great addition to my winter wardrobe. 

Reasons why you need a shearling jacket in your wardrobe: 

1.  The fleece lining makes them super warm. 

This jacket is honestly so warm and cosy it’s ideal to just throw on over thin jumpers and t-shirts. You can just add an oversized scarf and wooly hat for when that temperature really drops. 

2.  Versatility. 

A shearling coat is so versatile and easy to wear with a whole host of different looks and silhouettes. The classic biker style of this jacket works well with so many looks; laid back looks consisting of trainers, jeans and you fave band T’s; straight legged trousers with loafers and cute knitwear; to more dressy, evening looks: vinyl skirts, fishnets and sky high heels, for example. I will most definitely be wearing this jacket teamed with my fave high waisted jeans/ blouse combo with my black ankle boots, on repeat. 

3. They are the perfect contrast to pretty frocks. 

Following on from the above, but a great point in itself. Team the shearling with a floaty floral dress and you’re on to a winner. 

4. Classic camel/tobacco never goes out of style.

5. Price. 

There are so many faux shearling choices available on the high street with fabrics that mimic the real deal, maintaining that luxurious look and feel, yet without the hefty price tag. 

I’m not entirely sure where I got the inspiration for this styling but I love how it turned out. I think the jacket works well with the loose fabric of these culottes, paired with my knee high brown boots – which I’ve had for ages, and I am very happy this outfit is giving them a new lease of life. I’m loving the 70’s inspired touches from the boots to the hoop earrings but honestly, this jacket would work with so may different types of looks. 

Let me know if you enjoyed this post, or if you’re interested in a more in depth ‘ways to wear’ styling post of this particular jacket.