Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Look for Less: The Shearling Coat

Who hasn't lusted after a shearling jacket after watching Burberry's FW 2010 runway show? I know that I certainly am in need. And while the original costs upwards of $3000, it's already sold out! This fall must-have will add instant luxury served with a tough attitude to the plainest tee shirt and skinny jeans. It also would look great as a topper to a maxi dress or tee.

Anyways as I was wondering what else was available at a price that wouldn't break the bank I found a multitude of options at varying price points.

Acne Rita Leather Aviator at $1190
The Acne version seems to be slightly less tough version in it's khaki tones it appears sweeter and more adorable than the Burberry version. The biker styling and snug to body fit make it easy to wear with just about anything.

Topshop Sheepskin Flying Jacket $650
The Topshop version seems like a darker cousin of the Burberry, the oversize collar and straighter body echo similarities. While the chunky buckle details add a hard edge. This one really gives off a strong aviator vibe.

McGinn Dree Faux Leather Jacket with Genuine Shearling Collar & Cuffs $495
The McGinn version echoes the color palatte of the Burberry version but the shaggy shearling minus the buckles gives this one a more overall feminine cleaned up vibe. I remember seeing this one in person a few months back and the shearling trim was super soft and it appeared to be great quality too!

Rachel Rachel Roy Leather Aries Jacket $299
The Rachel Rachel Roy jacket echoes the snuggly appeal of the Burberry version. With it's full shaggy collar it gives the appearance of almost a comfy blanket wrapped around your body.

ASOS Leather Aviator Jacket $185.35
The ASOS take on the jacket is the most masculine. Although it's fitted to the body, with the chunky rib detailing and pointy collar it gives the impression of it once really did belong to a boy.

Topshop Sleeveless Faux Sheepskin Gilet $125
Finally, if you are on a budget a sheepskin gilet is a great option to get the look for less. Although it won't take you into deep winter, it certainly could take you into fall and would look great over long sleeve tops.

Another option if you're really on a budget or don't have space for another jacket is to add a bit of luxe to just about any jacket you already own is with the edition of this super soft J. Crew Mongolian Lamb Stole that rings in at $98, I saw it in stores last week and couldn't get over how soft it felt! I would personally choose the champagne tone version!


Mary-Kate Hopkinson said...

Ooooh, the Rachel Rachel Roy is just yummy! Actually makes me long for cold weather....

shana said...

i'm dying for one now. I would think that it would be practical too in the frigid canadian weather.

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