Art of Style

Why A Shearling Coat Is A True Forever Piece

Cool, classic, cozy and wonderfully versatile – there’s a lot to love about the shearling coat. Here’s how to style it this season

Words Emma SpeddingFashion assistant Millie Parry
A shearling coat will always retain its versatility and durability status – whatever the color

Alongside the camel coat, belted and practical shearling designs deserve a place on the list of coats that never go out of style. Yes, shearling styles tend to make more of a statement than other bona fide classics, but they’re also designed to be durable and hard-wearing, so pick wisely and you’ll be wearing yours for years to come.

Varying lengths and colorways ensure shearling coats also offer maximum versatility, but if you’re seeking timeless outerwear that will go with everything you own, we recommend sticking to a classic color palette of black, camel, brown or cream. Look to labels such as and for luxe, wear-anywhere zip-front jackets in cool oversized silhouettes.

Staying loyal to its traditional, much-loved silhouettes and impeccable craftsmanship, Parisian heritage house also conjures classic shearling designs. Its olive-green double-breasted coat and off-white style with notched lapels are both the epitome of a forever piece.

and Parisian outerwear specialist – a new brand to NET-A-PORTER – offers a low-key luxe take on the trend with its ‘Joni’ coat, which comes in a smooth hazelnut brown on the outside and fuzzy black on the inside for extra warmth. The coat is also made using considered processes, meaning it forms part of our of more consciously crafted clothing. For something more everyday, look to shorter length ‘Namo’ coat, which comes in a drop-shouldered, oversized fit that looks great paired with mini skirts and

So, how to wear shearling now? Well, although it looks divine over almost anything, we love to see the coat styled with minimalist winter looks to ensure it becomes the focal point of your outfit. An all-black, aviator-style iteration, shrugged over a black maxi slip dress and worn with is the very definition of easy elegance. Alternatively, team with and an oversized scarf for the perfect weekend-wardrobe win.


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