One of the few benefits of the onset of frigid, dark days is the winter fashion that emerges. It sounds cliché, but there’s nothing better than finding a great pair of chunky knee-high boots or a dangerously cozy sweater. And while there are some winter basics that the fashion set swears by season after season, there is always one standout trend that seemingly takes over everyone’s closet. This winter, it’s shearling. From shearling bags to shearling bucket hats to timeless shearling boots, F/W 21 collections were filled with so many noteworthy iterations of this winter-ready fabric. But if I’m being honest, none sit as dear to my heart as the shearling coat (including our very own Who What Wear Collection Billy Jacket).
Before you write me off as biased, ahead, I’ve scoured through runway imagery and outfit inspiration to show why shearling jackets are the fashion set’s favorite coat trend (and how it’s been styled). Warning: Scrolling ahead may cause you to fall in love with not one but many shearling coats.