Like I previously mentioned, this is the time of the year when most people wear several layers in order to stay warm. However, I usually opt for a fur lined coat during the colder months. I’ve always had a thing for coats with a fur lining. In fact, it started when I was a little kid growing up in Brooklyn, NY. Every year my mother took me shopping for a new coat, and I always seemed to gravitate to the ones with a sheepskin lining. So I decided to share some of my favorite options for this season.
The Shearling Coat
Ironically, my very first winter coat was by London Fog, and this vintage shearling is also a London Fog classic. I found it last year in a local thrift store and it quickly became one of my favorites. Due to the thick sheepskin lining, I usually just wear it with a crew neck sweater, seen here, or a long sleeve henley shirt like this one.
I have been wearing these suede jodhpur boots a lot lately. Surprisingly, when I bought them last year, I experienced some buyers remorse. However, I quickly realized that they were the perfect finishing touch for most of my winter wardrobe.
Hat by Bailey of Hollywood, Coat by London Fog (thrift), Shirt by Old Navy, Jeans by H&M, Boots by Polo Ralph Lauren
The Shearling Vest
I’ve been seeing shearling coats more often, especially since they were recently trending and have been worn by celebrities like Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino. However, I’ve never seen a shearling vest before, so you could only imagine my reaction when I found this vest last year. At first, I was apprehensive to making the purchase but I hate leaving behind rare and unique items. That’s actually my favorite part of shopping in thrift stores. You really never know what you will find on any given day.
The vest has a sheepskin lining and a leather exterior. It also has all of the little shearling details that truly make it one of a kind.
This chunky knit sweater was also a thrift store find. I immediately fell in love with its textured design and slim fit. In fact, this is definitely the heaviest sweater I own. Therefore, even though my arms were out, I still felt warm and comfortable.
Shearling Vest by Unlabeled (thrift), Shirt by Handmade (thrift), Jeans by H&M,
Shoes by Aston Grey
Leather Bomber Jacket
This vintage leather bomber has been in heavy rotation this season, also seen here. Not only is it one of the warmest jacket I own, but it is also extremely versatile. Although I own a large outerwear collection, I still manage to take this jacket with me on all of my trips to New York City.
The sheepskin lining and fur collar are the things that initially attracted me to the jacket, but the most impressive feature about this jacket is the fit. I already owned a similar brown bomber jacket seen here, but I didn’t like the way it fit in the arms. So I sold it on eBay and made a decent profit, especially if you consider the fact that I only paid $15 for it.
It’s no surprise that I wear earth tones all year round so these suede chukka boots have been getting a lot of wear this season. Definitely a comfortable and classic option for this time of the year.