Shearling, sheepskin, pile. Call it what you want, this cosy look is perfect for autumn and winter.
First off, what is shearling? Real shearling is a skin from a recently sheared sheep or lamb that has been tanned and dressed with the wool left on. It has a suede surface on one side and a clipped fur surface on the other. Usually the suede side is worn outward.
If course, more within budget might be the artificial version. And there is plenty of it around – fake and real – this season, on everything, from traditional coats, to bags,boots and ballet pumps!
Let’s start with New Look’s two-toned coat (£54.99) – fluffy and gorgeous, it has the wool side showing reversed to the front on the bottom of the coat.
Debenhams biker-jacket style jacket from Red Herring (£59) is in a gorgeous neutral tone – and how cosy does that collar look?
H&M have dispersed with the suede/suedette side, with this gorgeous belted jacket (£49.99) which is all pile-side.
New Look’s shearling style boots (£49.99) are a proper autumnal statement item that we are in love with!
Schuh’s rubber and fleece shearling-style boots (£45) are super-comfy and super-cosy for winter days -perfect with jeans or skirts.
Gilets are big this season, with the 1970s vibe. Give this fake shearling gilet from H&M (£29.99) a whirl with jeans and a roll-neck for a 1970s vibe.
Slip your hands into New Look’s shearling gloves (£7.99) to keep them cosy and warm when the winter chill sets in.
We want to wear our ballet pumps in the winter, but they’re so, well, cold. Unless they’re these amazing Twists ballet pumps from JOY (£33) – which are only wool-lined!
Finally, the winter king of all shearling, sheepskin, wool, pile, whatever you want to call it! Classic UGG boots. We cannot get through the winter without our UGG boots. We love the classic tall style – find all the styles and colours of this iconic boot, from Schuh. These classic talls are £195.