The Fall/Winter 2012 collections showed plenty of fur on the runway, but the focus here is on shearling as there is such a variety to choose from. If you need to keep warm during a daily commute, nothing beats a shearling-lined jacket or coat - choose from snappy biker jackets, to minimalist elegant coats, like this black brocade coat by Vanessa Bruno Athe. Easily worn with jeans on a freezing day full of errands, it will also look luxe and lovely for an evening out. You can't go wrong with basic black (it will last in your closet for many years!), but if you're looking for a second winter coat, consider a fun new colour - plum, olive green, or even winter white!
Shearling doesn't stop at coats this season - your toes will be warm and toasty in shearling boots. Signature UGGs aside (which have become a staple for many!), fashionistas will love the current designer offerings. Make a statement in shearling wedges, platform wooden heels - everyone from Michael Kors to Gucci have something in shearling. Last but not least, shearling handbags have made an appearance this season, which is a very new twist on the trend! Christian Louboutin.. Valentino... warm and stylish at the same time!
Trend Pick of the day: Vanessa Bruno Athe Shearling Trimmed Brocade & Felt Coat - $990.00 from Net A Porter
Winter 2012 Shearling Trend